Thank you all for your singing, time and energy this last few weeks – we made it!
From Craft fairs to BBC radio broadcasts, from Wine cellars to carols services – we’ve all worked really hard – and it’s been fun! And our final gig of the year – Carols ’round Camberwell – raised over £500 in just a few hours for the St GIles’ Trust charity!
Wishing you all the best in this festive season and see you in 2023!
Our spring term ended on a high with a pizza and bring your own bottle night. It really felt like things were approaching normality again. And although we haven’t performed a concert so far this year – 2022 looks likely to be a busy one – all being well!
We’re back to planning gigs again – and our first gig is technically a rescheduled event from way back in 2020. ‘Underground’ is a silent film from 1928 and we’ll be providing 1920’s songs as part of a live accompaniment / performance. As far as we know – not many community choirs do events like this – and it’s always pretty exciting to be a part of!
Stand by for more gigs to follow in June and July. In the meantime – have a Happy Easter and see you soon!
Whilst al fresco rehearsals proved an interesting challenge in terms of keeping dry – it was so good to see so many of you throughout the summer term. There was no end-of-term gig in the end, sadly, due to covid restrictions. But after so many zoom rehearsals, it’s still been a fun term and it was great to see some new faces join us too!
We’re currently working on details for the autumn term. But our current thinking will be to meet inside St Giles’ Church so that we have lots of room, rather than the Sct Giles’ Centre where we would ‘normally’ rehearse. If things go according to plan – we’ll be preparing for our first gig as soon as we start back!
We’ll keep you posted on the latest news, but in the meantime – enjoy the summer holiday.
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…
…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!
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.
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.
We’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.
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!
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
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?!
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!
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!