Our first rehearsal of term is this Thursday! We haven’t been meeting in person – but we’ve been busy working on our Lockdown Thursdays compilation of recordings: made individually by us at home, then mixed together. Check it out!
We’re taking the time at home to learn and practise new songs — from a traditional Yoruba song to a Coldplay hit, the Monteverdi Magnifcat to a Belsize Community Choir original composition to get us through these curious times. We’ve even tried our hand at making a recording ! Our new term starts tomorrow, 30 April, and newcomers are welcome to join in and give us a try.
We’ve been experimenting with weekly online rehearsals. The delay prevents us from singing rhythmically in unison – but we warm up, have singalongs with mics off, rehearse pieces from our current repertoire section by section, and – importantly, check in with each other, exchange news, and have a good laugh together.
We’ve suspended our rehearsals at St. Peter’s Belsize Park. Until we meet again, we’re taking this opportunity to practise more with our audio rehearsal files, and thinking about ways to come together as a choir — from a distance. The Sofa Singers have a great idea!
So far we’re working on a 16th century German motet, a Georgian shepherds’ song, a traditional Scottish love song, and a round of English country dances! We’ll keep you posted on our progress…
Warm wishes for a joyful and restful holiday! We’re back to rehearsing on Thursday, 16 January 2020, at 19:00 in St. Peter’s on Belsize Square. If you’ve been thinking about joining a choir, why not come along to see how you like it? New members are welcome to attend the first rehearsal of the term.
Friends and neighbours, Christmas carols, mulled wine, a cosy pub… got you in the mood? Come join us at The Washington, Thursday evening, 19 December. The more the merrier!
We’re looking forward to Wednesday, 11 December’s Carols by Candlelight when we’ll join the Rock Choir, the Rosary Catholic Primary School choir and New River Dixielanders – performing in St. Peter’s Belsize Square – to raise funds for Maggie’s Cancerkin at the Royal Free Hospital.