Author Archives: Belsize Community Choir

New term begins on 19 September!

Been thinking about getting more music in your life?  Keen to meet your neighbours?  Want to get involved in working together and learning with others?  Then maybe it’s time to join a choir!  We’re back to rehearsing for the new term on Thursday, 19 September.  If you’re new to the choir, your first rehearsal is free.  See you at St. Peter’s on Belsize Square!sept 2019 poster

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In the first half of the year, we’ve performed at the Christ Church Hampstead Summer Concert, the Voices of London Community Choirs Showcase, Budgens Food Fair, the annual Spring Singfest in West Hampstead – not to mention performances in St. Peter’s Belsize Square together with the Islington Choir, the Michael Singers, visitors from the United States, and many neighbours who came to our Come and Sing!  We’ll have a little party this week to celebrate and a break over the summer – but we’ll be back in September!

Getting ready for another lovely festival

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Our next performance will be at the Community Choirs Showcase at the Voices of London Festival  We’ll be adding a few new songs to the repertoire and fine-tuning what we’ve already learned.

It was a great festival last year, and no doubt it’ll be another lovely evening of community choir performances!  We’ll be singing alongside Tenovus London, Islington Community Choir, Singing for Fun, and Paddington Community Choir.

 

Singing is even BETTER with friends

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We’re pleased to welcome the Hilliard & Scioto Ridge UMC Choir (Ohio, USA), the Islington Choir, and the Church Singing Group from St. Peter’s and St. Saviour’s to join us in our upcoming concert, on Wednesday, 29 May at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s on Belsize Square.  All are welcome!  Admission is free and there will be a collection for the St. Peter’s clock fund.

New term starts Thursday, 2 May; newcomers welcome!

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We’re taking a little break after a busy term and a great evening last week (thanks again, Fortune Green Choir for having us all over!).  Our new term begins on Thursday, 2 May and newcomers are welcome to come along to the first rehearsal to see if we are the choir for you.

Welcoming in the glorious Spring!

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Just another couple weeks until we celebrate the season alongside four amazing choirs for the Spring Singfest!

Come and Sing with us on Sunday, 24 March

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Come and sing – and have fun – alongside the very friendly members of Belsize Community Choir and the Michael Singers (a student choir at University College London).

Earth Songs is our theme this spring and we’ll teach you three wonderful songs inspired by the Brazilian rainforest (Tres Cantos Nativos by Brazilian composer Marcos Leite), a traditional Japanese spring song (which we’ll explore with bells), and a rousing new ballad about Planet Earth (based on the tune House of the Rising Sun) arranged for choir and band. We hope you’ll join us in performing these songs in a concert at 5 pm.

Open to all, whatever your musical experience. Under-18s welcome if accompanied by adults.

From 1:30pm  Pick up music and meet the choir
2pm – 4:30pm Rehearsal with tea break.
5pm – 6pm    Concert
Singers and audience are all warmly invited to stay for wine and refreshments afterwards.

Our energetic and welcoming director Sheena Phillips specialises in working with amateur singers and will get you in touch with the joy of singing – and making rainforest animal noises!

Enquiries: belsizechoirevents@gmail.com
Tickets:  £10 waged, £5 unwaged, under-10s free at www.ticketsource.co.uk/belsizecommunitychoir