Category Archives: End of 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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Choir’s out for summer

We hope that you’ve enjoyed choir this term – we’ve sung at various concerts and at a moving service for the 10th anniversary of the Lakanal House fire. We’ve also had fun at cheese and wine night and we’ve already started work for next term, which promises to be a busy one!

Before we get there, we’re going to be performing on stage at Cameberwell Fair on Saturday 31st of August! Check out the calendar for details about a rehearsal the week before and we hope to see you there on the day.

Wishing you all a great summer in the meantime!

Tales from the ‘Cambaret’ Crypt

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard preparing for our two gigs – a joint choir concert in Waterloo and our ‘Cambaret’ in the crypt night.

IMG_4277_2We’ve performed above ground at St Giles’ Church many times – but the last time we were in St Giles’ Crypt was in 2011 when the choir first started rehearsing. Attendance averaged around five people on a Tuesday night back then – how times have changed! For this gig, there was standing room only for our audience – but no one seemed to mind. The acoustics down there suit a choir so well and as for our solo and group acts – what an amazing sound. From folk bands to Elvis to opera singers – our choir contains so many varied and talented musicians, some of whom were performing for the first time in their lives. There will be more cabaret nights to come!

After a fabulous wine and cheese night, we ended term by joining with some of our other local choirs in Waterloo for a joint choir concert. It’s always fun seeing what other choirs are up to and it was a great way to end our term.

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Summer term starts on Tuesday 30th of April and we are already putting gigs in the diary. Have a wonderful holiday and see you for more music-making at choir soon!

Thanks for a great term!

As usual, Carols ’round Camberwell provided much festive cheer whilst raising money for Crisis, the homeless charity. Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and joined in the fun afterwards at the Joiner’s Arms!

See you in 2019 and in the meantime – Matt, Aga and Ashley wish you a very

Merry Christmas! 

Choir’s Out

On a gloriously sunny Saturday in July, Camberwell Community Choir hit the road and travelled to Walpole in Suffolk.

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Our next album cover, courtesy of Tom Kirkman

Judging by the picture, you might think we were recording an album! But we were actually having a great time singing songs at the beautiful, 17th Century Chapel in the village.

July didn’t end there. Cheese and wine night has yielded some brilliant videos of some sing-a-long classics – definitely choir member only viewing!

And then to finish our term, we joined Kennington Community Choir, The Collective and Oasis Waterloo Community Choir for a combined choir gig at an urban farm in Waterloo.

Have a lovely summer – choir starts back on Tuesday 11th of September. See you then!

End of term already!

Thanks to everyone who made our songs in spring concert so special! Who would have thought we could fit six community choirs, a drinks interval and a cockney/music hall sing-a-long in one concert and still have time for a visit to the pub afterwards?!

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It was a really great night – the feedback has been terrific and it was interesting listening to the other choirs and having the chance to chat to them. There was so much variety and joining up together gives us the chance to hear what others are working on. I particularly loved the Witchita Lineman arrangement by the Kenningtones – it may make an appearance at some point!

So we’re nearly at the end of term – just one rehearsal left but it’ll be a good one as it’s our cheese and wine night! You know the drill – so see you there!

If you’re not able to make it – very best wishes for a lovely Easter holiday and see you again next term – see the calendar for details!

December Dates

With Cheese and Wine night behind us, we are now in full Christmas mode – we have three gigs in December so check out the calendar to keep on top of everything choir related. See you on the other side!

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Spring Break

We’re on holiday now – we start back on Tuesday 25th April at 7.45pm.

Thanks to everyone who came to our joint choir concert – we had a great time in Waterloo. It’s always good meeting other choirs and listening to what they’re up to.

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Here’s evidence from the pub afterwards – just after singing our own unique version of ‘Happy Birthday’ in 10+ parts?! Happy Easter to everyone!

Cheese, crackers & Christmas

Another awesome cheese and wine night everyone! Thanks so much to Carmel who is without doubt the Queen of cheese and wine organisation. Also to everyone who brought something along – be it bottles or brie – and to anyone else who helped in any way. There are, of course, videos courtesy of Dominic – enjoy!

Cheese and wine night came after another cracking silent film night performance. ‘Blackmail’ was a huge success – there were confirmed reports of managing to make some of our audience of 260+ people cry – but thankfully due to our singing being so moving! Our rendition of Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Undecided’ encore at the end soon dried up any tears and the party in the crypt went on ’till late. Great work all round.

It’s Christmas carol time now – and we’ll be singing at King’s College Hospital on Monday 5th of December and then at Carols ’round Camberwell on the 13th of December, which interestingly enough starts in Peckham this year. Check the diary for more details – and see you soon!