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Nearly back to normal…

Choir rehearsals are in full flow and even though we’re still rehearsing in St Giles’ rather than our cosy hall – things feel like they’re nearly back to normal!

In other news – we’re currently awaiting a shipment of very fancy Camberwell Community Choir mugs. And we’re also starting to organise gigs and concerts again – yay! Our first event is our internal ‘Cheese and wine night’ which is always a bit of a hoot. But we’re planning lots more, including a silent film night and performances on Camberwell Green.

Check out the calendar page for more details. Fingers crossed for much more musical 2022!

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