Welcome to the Christmas Choir 2019
Wow! On Wednesday 2nd October we welcomed 50 ‘oldies and newbies’ to our 2019 Christmas Choir.
Highlights so far:
- At our first rehearsal there was was a great buzz of anticipation
- We were delighted to welcome our largest ever group of younger school age members
- To balance the sopranos we are thrilled to have more tenors and basses than every before.
We still have a little room for one or two more to join but you better be quick – space is limited and the rehearsals are already underway.
It’s time to practice
This term we have a wonderful mix of old and new Christmas songs that is sure to have something to make you smile.
Choir members can download their rehearsal tracks by clicking this link.
Want to get a better feel for the music?
Here are some YouTube links to some of the songs we are singing. We hope they inspire you!
All I want for Christmas
Mary did you know
Miracle of Love
My favourite time of the year (from 30 seconds)
O Children Come
What a wonderful world
Date and time:
Wednesday evenings 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Weekly rehearsals begin Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Venue: Lordswood Community Centre, SO16 8FD
Cost: £18 – Includes refreshments and resources
Hospital Charity Concert: 7pm Wednesday 4th December, Southampton General Hospital
Annual Charity Concert: 6:30pm Saturday 7th December, Oakwood Primary School
Memories are made of this…
There is a saying that ‘Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments.’ There’s a lot of truth in that and looking back over the past few years we have some amazing ‘moments’ to look back on. Many of us have found that singing is a choir can be a magical experience as one creates moments and memories through melody.
Sing for joy…
The Living Lordswood Community Choir was started with the stated objective of bringing ‘Joy, hope and a sense of belonging’ to those who become part of the choir family and it has surpassed our wildest dreams. We started in 2013 with about 30 members but we seem to grow with each new season and last time about 50 people of all ages signed up. Because of its popularity and our commitment to the local community we promote it as a ‘local choir for local people.’
A place for you…
It is an open access choir and we accept people whatever their musical experience (or lack of it!) Moreover it is definitely ‘bloke’ friendly and has a great ‘3 generation’ family feel to it.
We are really excited about this Christmas choir. Once again we have an eclectic choice of songs. The choir’s conductor, Ian Williamson, has put together a delight mix of old and new songs – all with a wonderful ‘Christmassy’ feel. Rehearsals start on 2nd October and we are looking forward to two Christmas performances in early December – one in the hospital and one in OakwoodPrimary School. This will be our 13th Charity Concert and we are expecting it to be the best ever! But as always we are depending on you for that!
Be the first to know…
This will be the 13th choir that Ian Williamson has led. As the choir grows and develops we are looking for someone to work alongside Ian in the future. Please pass the word around and if you know of anyone who might foot the bill and please let us know so we can send them an outline of the ethos of the choir and more details of what the role involves.
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Don’t miss out…
So what are you waiting for? Put the date of the first rehearsal in your diary and come and join us.