Stanmore Village Fete.  MTJAC Performance
Jul
12
11:00 AM11:00

Stanmore Village Fete. MTJAC Performance

The aim of the Fete is community cohesion, bringing our diverse and growing community together for a fun filled family day; whilst at the same time raising money for local causes. We are hoping that this will be our biggest event to date and are estimating a turnout of over 500 people - though obviously we cannot guarantee this.

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day - Voices for Hospices 2019
Oct
19
11:30 AM11:30

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day - Voices for Hospices 2019

What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Voices for Hospices is a wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years. 

When does World Hospice and Palliative Care Day take place?

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on the second Saturday of October every year and Voices for Hospices takes place on the same date every two years.

The next World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is 12 October 2019. 

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Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert - Touring Art Project
Oct
8
6:15 PM18:15

Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert - Touring Art Project

Gwyn Herbert will coming to our rehearsal tonight to teach us the choir part for the touring Art project detailed below - an opportunity to be grasped and thoroughly enjoyed!

The recording will take place in two weeks time on 22nd October… at The Bridge

MEL BRIMFIELD...

I’m an artist and lecturer at the Royal College of Art, and I’ve been conducting research for a year with neuroscientists and clinicians at the Department of Psychosis Studies and the National Psychosis Unit at Bethlem Hospital. I’ve been closely observing occupational therapy work, and have formed plans to make a massive collaborative artwork.

I’ve been looking into your terrific organization, and am wondering if you might be up for meeting to discuss a touring project I’m developing with composer Gwyneth Herbert, Kings College Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the UK Men’s Sheds Association.  I’ve attached a full outline, but in brief:

We’ll be running music workshops in partnership with occupational therapy providers, independent arts organisations and support groups locally and nationally. We’ll be recording the parts of an ambitious  arrangement/composition around a recording of a patient reciting the middle 8 of  ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight?’ for an installation – think Gavin Byars ‘Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet’ as a reference.  You can hear the recording here: https://melbrimfield.wixsite.com/website - password: stand.  Each voice will be recorded individually, to be relayed on a separate channel through a single speaker. Each speaker will be mounted within a unique, collaboratively designed sculptural object to form a growing field of ‘musicians’ performing to the gallery in unison – I’m working with chapters of UK Men’s Sheds to design and build the components of this sound system. 

The project will launch at Kelham Island Industrial Museum in Sheffield  http://www.simt.co.uk/kelham-island-museum, and form part of my large-scale solo exhibitions at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff https://www.chapter.org/ and The Tetley in Leeds https://www.thetetley.org/whats-on from March until October, with the Arts&Heritage organisation acting as producers and publicists for the tour. We're keen to focus attention on the work you do to join us in making a strong statement in support of occupational health services as a necessary part of recovery from mental illness and maintaining wellbeing more generally. I attach a detailed outline in case it's useful!

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BBC Proms: John Luther Adams' - In the Name of the Earth" (Prom 66)
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

BBC Proms: John Luther Adams' - In the Name of the Earth" (Prom 66)

This is an exciting new work involving eight separate choirs - approximately 600 singers.

Tickets available from David £6.50 per seat

Luther Adams is a master of large-scale musical spectacles – sonic installations that take the natural world not just as their inspiration but also as a stage.

In the Name of the Earth celebrates the elements in a musical meditation on rivers, lakes, mountains and deserts.

The Proms audience immersed in the sound of eight choirs – totalling more than 600 singers – placed around the auditorium. Marshalling these huge vocal forces are conductors Neville Creed, Neil Ferris, Simon Halsey and David Temple.

10:40am: Audience members who would like to participate in this morning’s performance are invited to a preparatory sing- through of the final theme of ‘In the Name of the Earth’.

John Luther Adams
In the Name of the Earth 50’
European premiere

Choirs to include:
BBC Symphony Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus
London International Gospel Choir
London Philharmonic Choir
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Community Choir
Hackney Empire Community Choir 
Victoria Park Singers

There will be no interva

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Stanmore Village Fete
Jul
14
12:30 PM12:30

Stanmore Village Fete

The aim of the Fete is community cohesion, bringing our diverse and growing community together for a fun filled family day; whilst at the same time raising money for local causes.  We are hoping that this will be our biggest event to date and are estimating a turnout of over 500 people - though obviously we cannot guarantee this.  

This year’s event will raise funds for the following organisations

  • Maggie Cancer Care – offer free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. (https://www.maggiescentres.org/)

  • The Disability Foundation - who provide complementary therapy services to disabled people, anyone suffering from a chronic health or medical condition, as well as those involved in their care (http://www.tdf.org.uk/)

  • My Yard – who rescue surplus food and deliver boxes to those in need as well as putting on creative meals and events to connect communities. (https://angelhands.org.uk/)

  • Plus the dog show is being run by The National Welfare Trust – and proceeds from this will go to them

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MTJAC - Folder Fest
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

MTJAC - Folder Fest

Meeting up for a sharing lunch and revamping and updating music folders.

Meet at The Bridge at 12:00 pm. Bring some food. We’ll supply tea, coffee and fruit juice.

We will update the folders - take out old , no-longer-sung music and replace with shiny, new, fresh material

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Tanglewood Club - St Albans Church North Harrow
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Tanglewood Club - St Albans Church North Harrow

  • St albans CHurch, The Ridgeway, Harrow HA2 7PF (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is Tanglewood?

We are a social club for adults living in Harrow with a learning disability. We were formed by Harrow Council social workers in 1965 and met for the very first time on Oct. 4th of that year. Since 1970 however the club has been run entirely by volunteers. Currently we have 80 members and the average attendance in 2012 was 68. Each member pays £2 per week subs.

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Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Wealdstone Active Community - Spring Festival

The event will run from 11am until 3pm. The Mayor will attend and will give a speech sometime  between 11am and 12 noon. It would be ideal if the choir could perform one or two sessions from say 12.30pm. The performance area would be the steps of Holy Trinity Church, Wealdstone. There will be various stalls in Trinity Square outside the church together with an interactive fire engine, Indian dancing and other activities.

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Social Event - Quiz Supper
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Social Event - Quiz Supper

We have been invited to take part in a fundraising Supper Quiz evening.  Proceeds to be split between several charities.  Any tickets we sell - the profits will go to More Than Just A Choir.  John Hinckley, one of the organisers, has given us a very good rate for the tickets.  They are selling for £13.75 per ticket, but we can offer them at £8.00 for Choir, TOG and Harrow Rethink Support Group members and £12.00 for any guests.

We can make it a great fun evening - I have found, recently, that Supper Quizzes turn out to be much more enjoyable than I ever supposed!  - Do you reckon we can get a couple of tables of ten people together?  Will everyone, please try and come, if you can, if not, perhaps you can ask someone to join in...I need to know numbers and collect the money by Saturday 16th March, so I can put in an order.Please confirm any dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) at the same time

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Shaw Trust - Work and Health Programme Celebration Event
Mar
15
11:00 AM11:00

Shaw Trust - Work and Health Programme Celebration Event

The Work and Health Programme is a Welfare to Work programme commissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). It is designed to improve employment outcomes for people with health conditions or disabilities and those unemployed for more than two years.

https://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/Services/Work-and-Health-Programme

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Holocaust Memorial Day
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day: Torn from Home

People of every Faith or no Faith are invited to Harrow’s Holocaust Memorial Day Event to hear first-hand accounts of the Holocaust, the Rwandan Genocides and much more.

Timings (Commitment - 6:00pm to 9:00pm)

  • Choir members to arrive at Harrow Arts Centre by 6:00pm for warm-up and rehearsal. Event commences at 7:00pm

Dress code:

  • All black with purple scarves

Song programme:

  • Lean on Me

  • Something Inside So Strong

HMD Harrow flyer .jpg
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Mind in Harrow - AGM and Christmas Songs
Dec
4
3:00 PM15:00

Mind in Harrow - AGM and Christmas Songs

We will singing, jointly with Harmonious Choir ~ www.westminstersings.com at the Mind in Harrow AGM

We have a dedicated slot, after the business is concluded, before the keynote speaker and definitely before food is served! (AROUND 4:15 - TO BE CONFIRMED)

Some of the members of Harmonious choir will be joining us - achance to get to know them.

WATCH OUT FOR MORE DETAILS

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Pinner Panto!
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Pinner Panto!

We have been, very kindly, invited by Peter and Sarah Brook, the owners of BrOOK’s, to sing in the shop on the evening of the Pinner Pantomime. They have also given us permission to hold a collection to raise funds for More Than Just A Choir during the performance. More information about the evning and the shop, below.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR PANTOMIME COSTUME, IF YOU SO WISH!

About the venue:

The Owner’s Story

Peter and Sarah Brook, the owners and proprietors of BrOOK’S, have taken great influence from The Battery Park Book Exchange in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A. Peter has written a book and been involved with a publishing company and Sarah, with a lifelong love of books, has always dreamt of running a book shop.

Peter and Sarah live in Pinner. They are passionately devoting themselves wholeheartedly to this new project and want to bring something special and prominent to Pinner…. MORE

About Pinner Panto

What is the Pinner Pantomime Evening?

Pinner Pantomime Evening is a major event in the Pinner calendar, along with St George’s Day and the Pinner Village Show. This year it will take place on Thursday 29th November. The late-night shopping evening, now in its 21st year, is based around Pantomime themes with shop windows dressed and the shopkeepers likewise donning costumes, often with stalls outside their premises.

On the night, over 10,000 people from Pinner and the wider community enjoy musical entertainment from local schools and community groups. There are rides for young children, street entertainers, the switching on of the Christmas lights and a large firework display to round off the evening. The event takes place on the High Street, Bridge Street, Chapel Lane and Love Lane. MORE

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HHUMANN X - REHEARSAL 2
Oct
19
1:15 PM13:15

HHUMANN X - REHEARSAL 2

Friday 19th October - Rehearsal

Arrive at The Bridge at 1:15pm for 1:30pm coach departure
Rehearsal is 2:30  to  5:00 pm - RUN THROUGH WHOLE PIECE AT 6:00PM - open to students
Returning by coach, to the Bridge at 8:00pm
Dress: Casual
Rehearsal Venue: Lawrence Hall, University of West London, W5 5RF

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