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A new term and a new “album”

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!

Our new term begins!

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.april 2020 bricolage sm

BCC goes on(line)!

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.

Still singing…from home

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!

Singing in the new year

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…

 

Happy holidays — see you in 2020!

carols at st peter's dec 2019 copy

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.

Singing carols with our friends at the Washington on Thursday, 19 December

IMG_3860Friends 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!

Carols at St. Pancras for Noah’s Ark Hospice on Saturday, 14 December

tree st pancrasWe’ll be carolling at St. Pancras Station on Saturday, 14 December at noon to raise spirits and raise funds for Noah’s Ark Hospice.  Stop by to say hello and sing a few of your seasonal favourites with us! (near Pancras Road main entrance, across from King’s Cross).

Joining up with friends to support Maggie’s Cancerkin at the Royal Free

carols candle maggies biggerWe’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.

 

Getting ready for a showcase

nov 19 showcase

We’re getting ready for the London Community Choir Showcase on 16 November.  Looking forward to a day of singing, sharing, learning, and discovery!