The New Normal Service

We’re now up and running with virtual choir rehearsals!

Of course, it’s not the same as meeting up in person. And even the most enthusiastic choir leaders would agree that the slick IT / video editing that you see musicians on news reports use is not exactly easy to set up.

But we’re having fun and our Tuesday night rehearsals continue every fortnight! And in between, we’re running music theory nights. We’re keeping busy and we look forward to seeing you soon. See the calendar page for more details!

P.S. If lockdown is just too boring and you need even more singing in your life, check out Aga’s work with Garsington Opera, here.

P.P.S. We’re not the only choir running online rehearsals nearby – a new choir, the Walworth Warblers, are meeting online on Monday nights. More information here.

Stay safe.

Virtual Choir!

So, after absorbing numerous YouTube videos, the Camberwell Community Choir leaders are officially joining the virtual choir
rehearsal generation!

As it’s all a bit experimental for us and to start with, we’ll be holding rehearsals every two weeks on a Tuesday. You’ll receive instructions on how to join by Email and we’re hoping it’ll be fun.

(If you’re not a choir member but would like to be involved – please do get in touch via the contact us page.)

‘See’ you soon!

Suspension of Choir Rehearsals / Concert postponement

Dear all

We’ve all been hoping for the best in terms of continuing choir rehearsals and being able to put on another amazing silent film night concert. The songs have been sounding so good and I know how much people were looking forward to it. Unfortunately though, recent events have overtaken us and we’ve agreed that we need to postpone our concert on the 28th of March and suspend choir rehearsals for the time-being.

If you’ve bought tickets, someone will be in touch asap. Music-making is so important at times like this and it’s really sad that we’ve had to take this decision. But we hope that you understand.

The concert is definitely postponed though rather than cancelled. There’s no escape from the music of the 1920’s I’m afraid! And in the meantime, we’re going to have a good think about how we can keep in touch musically – you may well be getting an invite to a virtual singalong / Emailed musical theory homework or be asked to log into the website for something – you know the password with a capital ‘B’..!

If you’re on Facebook – please do consider joining our social page ‘Camberwell Community Choir – Social’ by sending a request to join. Do keep in touch with us and each other – you have our Email addresses and we’d really like to hear about all the music you may suddenly have time to listen to! Hopefully, it will be no time at all before we’ll meet again to share and sample the finest wines and cheeses, perform live soundtracks to films and generally make Camberwell a wonderfully musical place to live.

Very Best Wishes

Ashley, Matt and Aga

Thank you, Camberwell!

As part of our ‘Carols ’round Camberwell’ event in December, we raised a magnificent £263.72 for the charity ‘Shine’.

Shine provides specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff. Shine enables people to get the best out of life.

Shine is a fantastic charity and you can find out more about their work what they do here. Thank you to everyone who contributed to a great night of carolling!

Hello 2020!

…And – we’re back! Rehearsals start again on Tuesday 7th January.

Spring term promises to be an exciting one, especially since it’s the 20’s again… Have a peek at the calendar page to find out a tiny bit more about our plans for this term…!

Goodbye 2019…

Thanks for a fantastic end to the year everyone! After our successful ‘Cabaret in the Crypt’ night, our last gig of the year was a carol-singing pub crawl. Carols ’round Camberwell began at the gnarled tree in Camberwell Churchyard and it was a bit dark and damp to start with…

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…but we soon made our way to the pubs of Camberwell, singing and raising money for charity Shine. Thanks to everyone who donated and supported us. Until next year!

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Good cheer in the crypt

November saw a return for our ‘cabaret in the crypt night’ which seems to have taken on a status as legendary as our ‘cheese and wine’ rehearsals.

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Whilst a church crypt is not everyone’s ideal venue when it comes to cabaret, our choir seems to have embraced it as a second home and it’s only fitting really, given that our very first choir rehearsals took place there, all the way back in 2011.

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Choir renditions of ‘Moon River’, ‘Over the rainbow’, ‘Movin on up’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ sounded fabulous. And in-between the choir items, we had some fantastic solo performances. The ‘John/Dom/Lucy’ trio excelled themselves, as did Winston and Sheila in the first half. The ‘Monday Quintet’, named just a few minutes before they took to the stage, performed some foot-tapping folk music. Louisa and Gargie sang beautifully moving songs and John and Dominic returned to the stage to end the second half. The choir finished things off with encores of ‘Fix you’ and ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’.

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Do come and join us for more crypt goings on next year!

Camberwell Groove

Thursday 10th of October is World Mental Health Day and we’re delighted to be taking part in a concert at Theatre Peckham to help promote knowledge and understanding around mental health issues in our local community.

GrooveWe’re teaming up with the Mind & Soul choir, who are based at the Maudsley Hospital and we’ll be taking part in a joint workshop on the day. In the evening we’ll be singing together and performing a premier of a song by Aga!

It will be a really special occasion so please do bring along friends and family. Tickets are available to buy online here.

An early start back!

We’re starting back early this term as we have a lot to prepare and look forward to!

With performances at Camberwell Fair and Theatre Peckham as well as ‘Cabaret in the Crypt’ it’s going to be an action-packed term!

Check out the calendar on the tab above or our Facebook page for the very latest details.