Category Archives: New Term

September Sessions

Normally in September, we would be welcoming you back to the St Giles’ Centre to hear about your summer and to start work on the music for our autumn and winter gigs.

This year of course, things are a bit different. Whilst we’ve explored alternative venues, we’re not 100% sure that we would be able to make rehearsals work in a fun, economic and safe way just at present.

So, until we can see each other again in person – please join us online for Tuesday night Zoom sessions at 7.15pm. We know it’s not the same – but it’s still fun and in his sessions, Matt is going to be focussing on the very basics of singing and how to use your voice well. He is a vocal expert and in some respects, his sessions will be like having a 1-2-1 singing lesson, all for the price of your normal rehearsal fee!

Check out the calendar page for the latest information and do get in touch if you want to join us but not sure how. You’re very welcome!

Stay safe and best wishes. Ashley, Matt & Aga.

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…!

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.

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Our choir term started again on Tuesday 17th April. It’s never too late to come to a rehearsal though – if you’re wondering what we’re all about, do pop in!

Check out the all-important updated calendar here.

Despite the fact that we’re in meteorological spring, the weather seems to have decided to skip spring at the moment and moved straight on to summer. So what better way to get you in the mood for those long, sunny evenings than sharing this little number with you from way back in the 13th Century. If you like it – you’re in luck, as Ashley has chosen this as one of his pieces for the summer term… Enjoy!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Spring term rehearsals begin again on Tuesday 9th of January at 7.45pm in the St Giles’ Centre. You can keep up-to-date with our calendar or alternatively, why not give us a thumbs up on Facebook and we’ll keep you posted with all the latest news and events.

Thank you so much for your support in December 2017 – it was a busy one! Carols ’round Camberwell went really well and all the money (£310) we collected went to Health Poverty Action – click here to see us a write-up of what we were able to achieve along with other London choirs.

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We also had fun at Lyndhurst Primary School’s Winter fair and of course, singing outside the Tiger Pub for Camberwell Arts Market – picture above!

The Lodger Returns!

Three years ago we accompanied Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodger’ in a live screening in St Giles’ church.

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Starring Ivor Novello, it’s one of Alfred Hitchcock’s first films as director and is set in the London of the roaring 1920’s. At night, lurking in the fog, a serial killer known as “The Avenger” is on the loose. When a mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting, suspicions begin to arise…

It was such a success we’ve decided to screen it again but this time, as part of Herne Hill Music Festival. Yes – we’re taking it on tour! We’ll be learning some new songs for it as well as some old classics – but it’s a tall order as the screening will take place on Sunday 15th October at 6pm. Our first rehearsal back is on Tuesday 5th September so it’s going to be hard work…

But fun! If you’ve never performed during a live film screening, come along to some Tuesday rehearsals and see what you’ve been missing. If not, why not come along for the show? Tickets and further details are available here.

Happy New Year!

Don’t you just hate people who claim they are constantly busy and complain that they never have any spare time? If so – being around any of the choir leaders in December 2016 must have been a bit distressing. It’s even worse if you actually are one – our conversations have been bordering on Monty Python’s 3 Yorkshiremen at times.

Anyway – on the plus side of all that we had some Christmas fun. We started off with Carols at King’s – Hospital that is – and performed at their Christmas Carol Service.

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Coming off the back of silent film night, we blew the dust of Coventry Carol and ‘O men from the fields’ and they sounded fantastic.

The week after was the 9th Carols ’round Camberwell – on tour – if singing at Peckham Rye Train Station counts. It was a good one this year – it didn’t rain! But it was also really good to support Health Poverty Action, the charity we were raising money for. Check out our special mention here!

grand-union-choirChoirs throughout London were helping raise money through carol singing and we raised £250. Along with 34 other choirs, the final total was £5,877.66 in a week – an awesome result.

Not all choirs squeeze into pubs as part of their carol singing. After the station, we found ourselves in the Phoenix, Grand Union, Hermits (and Theo’s), Stormbird, Tiger and the Old Dispensary.

After all that, lots of you came along to Organoke and St Giles’ Carols by Camberwell – that really was a busy weekend! And it continues…

First Choir Rehearsal of 2017 will take place on Tuesday 17th January. In advance and if you’re a choir member – click here for something exciting!