The date for our 2018 Christmas performance has been set!
We really hope you'll all join us for a fun, festive, fundraising performance on 13th December. The venue is the Auditorium, East Barnet School and we'll be kicking off proceedings at 7.30pm.
Ticket info and further details will follow so keep watching this space.
Can't wait to show you what we've been working on....
We're looking for volunteers to help out during our summer performances. Volunteers can be members or non members, as long as you are free on the dates and times stated in the attachment we would be so grateful for your presence.
Outdoor performances offer a great opportunity to do collections for CRUK, to hand out leaflets to anyone interested in joining and to chat to members of the public about the choir in general.
Our biggest performance is on 19th July at East Barnet School. This is where we rely the most on willing volunteers to help us out with the following jobs:
1. Checking in guests as they come through the door
2. Directing guests to various points, auditorium, refreshments, cloakrooms etc
3. Selling raffle tickes, and folding sold tickets to be picked during the 2nd half of the evening
4. Manning the refreshment stations including food and soft drinks
5. Selling and serving wine and beer
6. Setting up and clearing up at beginning and end of the event
As you can see, there is plenty to do! If you are not performing but would like to be involved this could be perfect for you. Maybe you have a family member who'd like to help?
Please email me with any details, email@example.com
Thank you so much
We have the following performance dates confirmed:
Homebound & Disabled Association : 18th May (fully booked)
St Albans Town & Country Show : 1st July time tba
Winchmore Hill Fancy Fair : 7th July between 1pm & 3pm
The Big Choir Summer performance : 19th July 7.30pm
Herts Town & Country Show : 26th August (Bank Holiday)
Palmers Green Festival : 2nd September
Enfield Town & Country Show : 23rd September
Full details will follow once times have been confirmed.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new day time session!
Following requests, we have been looking into the possibility of a day time group and this week it has all come together. Our new addition to the choir is Sophia Hutchinson. She has many years of experience in leading choirs and we're absolutely delighted to have her on board.
If you'd like more information about the new session please get in touch. You can find some information on the attached flyer.
We have just had the best weekend! We started it with a performance in Whetstone High Road, by the Love Whetstone Christmas tree. Despite a bit of a struggle with the new amp, and the noise of the traffic, we had a lovely warm reception from the local's in Whetstone who all seemed to enjoy the performance. It was very cold but with a bit of a sway and some adrenaline, we managed to stay warm.
On Sunday we were honoured to be asked to sing for Barnet's Mayor, Councillor Brian Salinger, pictured. He was tapping his toes and singing along to every number. When asked if he'd like to join us his reply was 'I'm not even allowed to sing in the shower at home! and for very good reason!' It was a pleasure to meet him and to perform at his arrival. Let's hope it got him into the festive spirit.
We then moved on to perform in the new courtyard at the Spires shopping centre. I have a feeling most members had probably warmed up with a nice glass of mulled wine, I know we did! Who knew that mulled wine laced with Amaretto was so delicious!
We had an amazing response from those who stopped to listen and watch our performances. We've even had some new enquiries from potential members who want to join us in January. And we mustn't forget to thank our lovely family members who took photos, videos and collected for Cancer Research UK. We raised nearly £400! Amazing work everyone....
Now for the big one on Thursday. At least there won't be too many nerves from our new members. It was so lovely to hear how much they all enjoyed the experience, and how they can't wait for the next one. I seem to remember each and every one of them telling me in September 'we will not be performing!' They thought we were crazy even asking them. That shows how fantastic our Musical Director and choir leaders are, they've done wonders in a very short space of time with quite a few new members. Thank you to James and Ash.
Lastly I would like to thank my amazing husband Andy who turned his hand to directing all 3 of our performances over the weekend. The compliments have been coming in thick and fast, I just hope it doesn't go to his head - he'll be handing over to James on Thursday, but it's nice to know we have a back-up when we need one.
We look forward to entertaining you on Thursday if you have tickets. If not, you can catch us on 9th December at the East Barnet Christmas Fair!
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ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD
I know it's only October, but we've been doing Christmas for weeks now!
I wanted to let you all know that tickets are now on sale for our lovely festive performance and sing-a-long. With 100 members now, and only 300 tickets, it's advisable to buy early, just in case you miss out.
All tickets need to be purchased in advance, through this website. You will find a link on the home page which will take you directly to the page you need to be on to purchase.
It will be lots of fun, and we can't wait to see you all there.
It really is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit!
It's been a long break over the summer holidays and we are so happy to be back, singing together and raising money for Cancer Research. We were back at East Barnet school last night, and although we still have several members away we had a very positive start to the new term. It's so nice to have that feeling of excitement walking through the school gates. That's not quite how we remember feeling when we first went back to school after the school hols! This is much, much better ;-)
Our Winchmore Hill choir launched on Wednesday and what a great turnout we had. We have a good feeling about this new group and think it's going to be a great success. It's strange how everyone that approached us to ask for a free taster session made a point of saying that they weren't terribly good singers, which is why we were a little confused when we heard them all sing together, pretty amazing after just one session.
It just proves that singing in a group brings out the best in everyone. It's such an uplifting experience, even for those who 'can't sing'....
We will update you all with performace information and dates as soon as they've been confirmed. In the meantime, if you'd like to join us for a free taster, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
We have had the most fantastic start to 2017 with a number of really great performances, we've loved each and every one of them and can't wait to get started on our new material.
We started the performance season with our Big Choir Summer Performance on 22nd June, this time in our new home at East Barnet School, and what a beautiful venue! Sean was a star from start to finish, helping us with our sound, staging and even our dance moves! A man of many talents. We had over 200 people in the audience and raised a lovely sum of money to add to the growing pot for our next donation to Cancer Research UK.
To thank him for his support we returned the favour by entertaining pupils and parents at the East Barnet School annual summer bbq. It was our first outdoor performance and we loved it! It was a great rehearsal for the big performances at East Barnet Festival, and also the N21 Festival both of which were a huge success. We were also incredibly lucky with the weather during all our performances, somebody up there was definitely looking out for us.
We are now taking a well earned rest, but have to admit we're missing our sessions just a little! What we will we do with our Thursday nights now!
We'll be back soon though if you are thinking of joining us. We'd love to see you at one of our rehearsals for a free taster...
We are very excited to announce a new Big Choir evening session in Winchmore Hill.
The first session is on Wednesday 6th September and every Wednesday thereafter. Sessions run from 7.30pm. Please see below for full details:
St Paul's Church
London N21 1JA
From 7.30pm till 9.00pm
On site parking available
We are offering a free taster session to anyone who'd like to come along. Please pre-book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
|We do have a couple of things on over August. We have two workshops:|
10th August : THE ART OF IMPROVISATION (it's amazing the impact a bit of improv can have on a song!)
24th August : LEARNING YOUR LYRICS (we'll be trying out various methods - useful for many people, not just members)
Get in touch if you'd like to join us. Sessions are at East Barnet School and will run from 7.30pm till 9.30pm at £10 per person. Places should be booked and paid for in advance please.
Tel: 07971 957188 (Sharon)