6 January 2014:
NEW MEMBERS: A membership waiting list is currently in operation for soprano and alto voices, but we are actively seeking both basses and tenors to join us now. If you are interested in joining, please get in touch and we can let you know the current position. There is a contact form on the Join page.
Stoke Newington-based choir The Chorus of Dissent will be singing Ode to Joy at Stoke Newington Town Hall on 11 October.It will be the main work in a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
They are inviting singers to join them. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday 8 October and on the afternoon of the concert itself. More details can be found at www.chorusofdissent.org.
Rehearsals for the next concert start on 9 September.
Have a great summer!
Our Summer Singers season starts this Tuesday, 15 July. Our first conductor this year will be Michael Waldron.
This year’s programme consists of six Tuesday evenings from 15 July to 19 August
With guest conductors, we sing a wide variety of music from Renaissance to madrigals, part-songs to anthems, gospel to opera choruses. Although they are run by Islington Choral Society, the sessions are open to everyone. The cost is £5 per session or £25 for all six. There’s no need to book.
7.30pm to 9.30pm at Christ Church, 155 Highbury Grove, London N5 1SA.
The full schedule for this year is:
|July 15th||Michael Waldron|
|July 22nd||Mark Denza|
|July 29th||Michael Derrick|
|August 5th||Collin Vassell|
|Aug 12th||Phillip Godfrey|
|Aug 19th||Paul Ayres|
Some people have had trouble downloading the concert poster. We think that’s fixed now, but to make it easy, click here: Sea Symphony poster
Our next concert is Vaughan Williams’ magnificent Sea Symphony at Christ Church, Spitalfields on 5 July. Full details on the Concerts page.
As usual, tickets are available from choir members and online.
We hope to have flyers and posters available at tonight’s rehearsal, but feel free download to the image here: Sea Symphony poster.
1 – 4 August 2014, Kings Place
With workshops, performances and masterclasses exploring everything from beatbox and scat to vocal technique and performance presentation, LACISS welcomes singers of all interests, abilities and ages (17+) to Kings Place for a long summer weekend like no other!
Our crack team of international tutors includes experts from The Swingle Singers, USA’s The House Jacks, Scandinavian Postyr, mistress of scat Anita Wardell, former King’s Singer Philip Lawson and Dominic Peckham – not to mention performances by New York Voices and The Swingle Singers!
Brochure: view online here or email us to request an info pack in the post
Register your place now via the Kings Place website to catch the early bird deal (http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/book-tickets?perfno=11937) – available until 1st May or until quota is full. On full course fees, groups of 10 or more can receive up to 20% off the summer school fees at the moment, so get your choir/singing group interested! Please contact the Kings Place Box Office about these discounts on +44(0)20 7520 1490 to register.
Don’t forget our summer party in honour of John Leslie.
It’s on 28 June at the Mildmay Club, Newington Green. 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Tickets, priced £15 and including food and a glass of fizz, are available at rehearsals from:
– Louise Tucker
– Liz Barton
– Sarah Matthias
– Godfrey Stadlen
– Keith Barton
Past members and friends are all welcome. Let us know if you would like tickets but can’t or don’t come to rehearsals, or email email@example.com