HEALTH AND WELL-BEING DAY
Date: Sunday 24 June 2018
Venue: St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens. W2 3UD.
Transport: Lancaster Gate (3 minutes); Paddington (8 minutes).
Repertoire: Each choir or singing group can bring one or two pieces to perform
and share with everyone.
Joint Piece: To be decided. We will send a PDF of the joint piece for you to
print and practise with well in advance of the day.
Dress Code: Whatever you usually wear to perform, or something colourful.
Accompanist: There is a fine Boston grand piano in the church and you are
welcome to either bring your own accompanist or use one of our
Cost: The Voices of London Festival is committed to being open to all.
There is no participation fee for this event, but we will welcome
donations on the day.
Disabled Access: Disabled toilets available. Unfortunately, there is no step-free
access to the church and there are six small steps to the main
entrance. We have welcomed participants in wheelchairs, but this
requires a lift.
STRUCTURE OF THE DAY
13:30 Choirs can get-in and sound-check.
14:30 Individual performances / introductions.
15:10 Tea Break
15:30 Panel Discussion.
16:00 Workshop for all participating groups.
16:50 Joint Performance
This may be slightly adapted as we get closer to the event.
As part of Waitrose's commitment to local communities, each branch divides up £1000 per month between three local organisations, proportions decided by customers' votes.
In January 2018, TOG were the recipient and in February 2018, More Than Just A Choir had our go.
To celebrate this, both More Than Just A Choir and our sister Ukulele Group - "UkeCan", led by Lisa Hanna, will be performing together at Waitrose in South Harrow fro approximately 30 minutes.
PERFORMANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHOIR MEMBERS
Please make your own way to Waitrose in South Harrow, to arrive no later than 11:00am. Please let David Phelops know if you would like some help with directions, or transport.
Dress code: Ladies - All black, or black and white; Gents - All black - shirts, trousers and shoes
Toni Castells is a composer and lecturer at Imperial College. He is proposing to compose a piece of music for orchestra and choir, to be performed later this year in London, with a professional orchestra. He would like to work with More Than Just A Choir. As someone who has suffered from depression, he is very interested in taking up a PhD around music and mental health.
Toni will be visiting the choir on Tuesday 1st May to introduce himself, see what we are doing and how best he can compose music specifically for us.
Here is an example of his work
In preparation for the Prom, we rehearsed in a sing-along with Ken Burton, the conductor, who visited on the 27th June 2017.
Proms Extra: Sing
17:30 Fri 4 Aug 2017 Imperial College Union
Prom 27: Ella and Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute
19:30 Fri 4 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall