HAPPY NEW YEAR! After a busy Christmas term, we’re back tonight and it’s a Taster Session for new people too so do invite folk along (regulars, please wear your name badges!): 8-10 pm Central Hall SO14 1NF and there will be hot drinks and cake too! The Small Hall door is the first on the right as you enter the car park.
Parking: You can park in the Central Hall car park if there’s space but please don’t block anyone in. There’s also street parking just outside. The free option is to park on single yellow lines in Cook Street opposite. If you park in a bay it’s £2 after 8 pm. Hope to see you!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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