We’re delighted to share details of a series of workshops Michael and Laurence will be running based around Handel’s Messiah.
These workshops are aimed at everyone, and particularly those of you who may not have felt comfortable singing online. Only the vocal health workshop will involve any active participation. All the other sessions will take the form of relaxed and informal presentations, where we can explore this amazing piece of music in a bit more detail, alongside developing our musicianship skills.
They are intended to be totally inclusive and collaborative: there will be opportunity to ask questions and share thoughts.
The sessions will run fortnightly, starting on Monday 1 February at 2-3pm. They will be recorded and uploaded online for those who cannot join live.
Anyone can join our weekly online rehearsals and bring a touch of Broadway to your Wednesday nights! We’ve recently re-started weekly online rehearsals and we reckon we’ve now perfected the format for a weekly singing fix in the comfort of your own home.
If you’ve wondered about joining a choir in the past but never got round to it, there is literally no better time to start. Remember: in cyberspace, nobody can hear you sing!
We are learning a range of familiar and well-loved Broadway songs including New York, New York, Tea for Two, What a Wonderful World and We’ll Gather Lilacs – amongst many others. And we’re hoping this will form the basis for our first concert once we’re able to restart live performances.
For more information about how our online rehearsals work and details of how to join, visit the Join Us (on Zoom!) page on our website.
The Committee have reached a decision that the safest option to protect the choir and our audience from the increased risk of exposure to the Corinavirus (Covid-19) is to postpone our performance of The Armed Man – A Mass for peace which we were due to perform on Saturday 21st March 2020 at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford.
We will contact all ticket holders in due course to advise on next steps.
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and ask you to bear with us while we re-plan our schedule for the year.
Looking for a new hobby for the new year? Fancy having a go at singing in a choir?
We’re running a free singing workshop on Wednesday 8th January from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Woking so why not give us a try? The workshop will be run by our very own assistant musical director and professional bass baritone, Laurence Williams.
Singers of all ages, abilities and voice parts welcome. All you need to bring is yourself plus 50p for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit at the break halfway through the rehearsal. You can also contact us if you have any other questions. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thank you to everyone who has attended one of our concerts this season and helped us to raise over £1100 for the York Road Project!
This year, we have selected a charity to support for the whole year so we aim to significantly increase this total with our performance of The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins in March 2020 and our Broadway Review concert in June. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about our upcoming concerts, visit the Future concerts page on our website.