Barrels and Carols strikes back! Fri 21st Dec

After the initial early Advent rush of Christmas events has died down there’s a chance to get yourself in the mood properly for Christmas with the return of our community-carol-singing-in-the-pub event.

This time, once more at the King Rufus in Eling.

Last year it was appropriately raucous, and we hope it’s as much fun on Friday 21st Dec from about 7:30 pm

Hopefully they will fire up their wood fired pizza oven

After this we will be having a break – First choir practice after the break will be 14th January at Central Hall

 

 

Community Gospel Choirs meet up at Central Hall Saturday 1st December

Conversation this evening with the lovely Bazil Meade of the London Community Gospel Choir and he has confirmed that the Central Hall Community Gospel Choir will do a few numbers to open Saturday’s concert at Central Hall – exciting! LCGC is inspirational and I’m sure they will have everyone singing along. Do come and be part of the fun if you are free!

London Community Gospel Choir

This well known choir will be giving a concert at the Central Hall on Saturday Dec 1st.

As it is our home venue we have been invited to sing a short set before them.

We’ll be doing a short selection of Christmas music, it is Advent after all.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

There is a football match on at St.Mary’s Stadium starting at 5:30, so parking will be non-existent, and the roads will be very congested from about 7:15 onwards, or earlier if Saints are doing badly.

 

Singing for Abby’s Heroes in Hedge End

On Saturday 10th November we sang in support of Abby’s Heroes.

 

Abby’s Heroes is a charity which supports children and the families of youngsters who are being treated at the Piam Brown and Teenage & Young Adult wards at Southampton General Hospital.

Abby’s Heroes website

 

On several occasions the choir has supported the Piam Brown ward at their bi-annual memorial service, but this was the first time in  support of Abby’s Heroes.

We sang a medium length set in the foyer between Marks & Spencer & Sainsbury’s to aid their publicity and fundraising.

Singing for Breast Cancer Haven in Southampton Precinct

Some of us came along to sing for Breast Cancer Haven and support their fundraising efforts in Southampton Precinct last weekend. The sun shone, the punters enjoyed the singing and even joined in, and gave generously! Over £385 was raised which Breast Cancer Haven were really grateful for. Well done, those who sang and those who gave!

Music in the City 2018 – we were there!

Music in the City 2018 celebrated its 10th year this year. Every year it’s got bigger and better and every year we’ve been there to support it. Fantastic to see all the vaults and unusual places opened up for live music and everyone having a good time! Here we are singing at King John’s Palace on Blue Anchor Lane – a beautiful venue and well worth a visit if you have not seen it. 

Christmas time is here by golly

Well, not quite here, but bookings have been taken and preparations have to be made.

At choir practice we have been dusting off the seasonal music to make this year’s events even better than usual

Saturday 8th December 5pm

Christmas tree festival in St. James’ Church, West End.

 

 

We have sung at this event in the past, the church building is full of fir trees each decorated by a group within the community, some

traditional, some quite wacky. Some entertainments are available through the weekend of the festival and we are one of those.

Saturday 15th December

The Big Christmas Sing at St Alban’s Church, Swaythling

                                     Action from a previous year’s BCS

We also hope to do carol singing in the pub, perhaps on the street somewhere, and investigations are underway regarding a couple of other Christmas events

Music In The City 2018

It’s that time of year again…

                          Saturday 29th September

The tenth edition of this annual music fest when a huge host of musicians play in many different locations across the centre of Southampton.

And are your favourite gospel choir performing this year?

 

Eh?

Who’s that?

Where?

King John’s Palace (behind Tudor House) at      approximately 16:10.