Variety is the spice of life, so they say!
Choosing music for each term is probably one of the most important jobs the choir leaders do. With three choir leaders from different musical backgrounds and suggestions from the choir, there will always be something exciting in our music selection besides tried and trusted community choir fayre!
We also try to have a real mix of interesting gigs. Sure, we do lots of termly concerts locally but in recent years we’ve sung at a Mexican Day of the Dead Festival, accompanied 1920’s silent films, taken part in multiple flash mobs for all sorts of reasons and we’ve even sung at the Young Vic theatre in a play for a couple of nights where some of us had a go at acting!
Here’s a selection of songs and the events we’ve performed at:
Night and Day – Spring Concert
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
Goodnight Sweetheart – Ray Noble
Moon River – Henry Mancini
Feeling Good – Leslie Bricusse
You are the new day – John David
The Three Ravens – John Harle
1920’s Silent Film Night – Piccadilly
You’re losing your memory – Ryan Star
London is London – from Goodbye Mr Chips
Kiss from a Rose – Seal
Felt Mountain – Goldfrapp
I wanna go to Marz – John Grant
And selection of 1920’s music with live jazz band
In 2014 the choir performed live at the Young Vic singing and acting in a play called The Events by David Grieg.
The play calls for a real live community choir on stage with a specially written score by John Browne. The choir performed at 3 sold out performances.
Day of the Dead
High on a Hill
and many more!
Masters of Pop I + II
Stand by me
Goodnight sweet heart
Hey big spender
Lots of traditional carols including Star Carol by John Rutter, O men from the fields by Arnold Cooke, Ubi Caritas by Maurice Duruflé, Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Martin / Blane and I’ll be home for Christmas by Gannon / Kent.
Jubilee and Olympic Torch Relay 2012
Lots of patriotic songs including Rule Britannia! by Thomson / Arne, It’s a long way to Tipperary – Judge / Williams and I vow to thee my country – Spring-Rice / Holst
Summer Concert on the theme of ‘Home’
Bring him Home (from Les Misérables) – Schönberg / Boublil
Home – Michael Bublé
Chorus of the Hebrew slaves (Nabucco) – Verdi
They didn’t believe me – Jerome Kern