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
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
1:00pm - Arrive
1:30pm - Perform: to 2:30
2:31 - Tea!
Venue: North Harrow Methodist Church, Pinner Rd, Harrow HA2 6EQ
Nearest Bus Stop: Southfield Park (H18 and 183) - 100 yards from the Church
Saturday 20th October - Rehearsal and Performance
Arrive at The Bridge at 3:15pm for 3:30pm coach departure
Dress Rehearsal is 5:00pm
Concert starts at 8:00pm and finishes at 9:30pm
Returning by coach, to the Bridge at 10:30pm
Dress: ALL BLACK
Sandwiches and Tea / coffee will be provided
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
Rehearsal Venue: Lawrence Hall, University of West London, W5 5RF
Christiane Kobus has invited MTJAC to sing at a fundraising evening of entertainment at St John Fisher RC Church in North Harrow
Please arrive at St John Fisher Church at 6:00pm for warm-up, focaus and quick rehearsal.
There will be light refreshments in the interval.
John Sanger has another gig, so we will be missing his accompaniment for the singing; we will be relying solely on backing tracks, as we always have done in the past.
In addition to our choir songs, there will be a couple of solo performances:
Priti Maroo - Can't Help Falling In Love with You (Elvis)
Miguel Leith - Find Your Grail
Me - My Funny Valentine
Mumbi Sylvia - Energiser (Macarena)
I'll have a set list with me, so we know what's going to be what!
Dress Code: All black, please. I shall bring the purple scarves.
See below for directions and transport.
See you at St John Fisher Church Hall
Saturday, 22nd September, we will be helping North Harrow Community Library celebrate at their open day
The event starts at 10:00 am and finishes at 4:00 pm. You are welcome to come for the whole event, or any part of it
More Than Just A Choir will be singing from 1:30pm to 2:00pm.
Please come at 12:45 for a warm up and rehearsal, ready to sing at 1:30
If you would like to come and sing with us, you are very welcome.
Dress Code: All black with purple scarves
Travel and Directions
H9 | H10
Pinner Road Stop
H18 | H19 | 183
Durham Road StopTrain
North Harrow Station
Metropolitan Line (Watford, Amersham, Chesham branch)
Hope to see you there
All the best
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