SOUTHSEA COMMUNITY CHOIR Tuesdays 7.45-9.15pm Trinity Methodist Church hall, Albert Road, Southsea PO4 0LX
NEW FEES: £24/£18 per half term (6weeks) or £5 a session Half term fees are payable in the first two weeks of each half term. Please note: this is a busy group so please call before hand to check there is space.
We had a great Christmas concert in early December, raising over £700 for the church building fund at the Rowan’s Hospice. Very entertaining Christmas Party at the Square Tower and a lovely sing at QA Hospital foyer just before Christmas: thank you to all for taking part
Thank you all for another successful Sing for Water Portsmouth, we raised just over £1,800 this year! Great fun was had at the Square Tower including Mike & Sue’s Water Bucket challenge for Water Aid, during the finale of ‘Bring Me Little Water Sylvie’!
Thank you one and all for a very successful concert on Sunday 11th May at St Judes, Southsea. We raised £730.97 for Naomi House/Jack’s Place Caterpillar Appeal. Here is a photo from the rehearsal just before the concert, where the mass choir of Southsea Community Choir, Sounds Lively Singers (IOW) and Southsea Infants school were practicing ‘Thina Simunyae’ by the Agape Children’s Choir (South Africa).
A great afternoon was had by all! Thanks also to ‘Squally Shower’ blokes shanty group, for their debut performance at the concert, who went down a storm!
Catering crew and front door helpers were wonderful! Serving tea/coffee and home made cake to over 200 people in 20 minutes must be a record!
Our Spring Concert is going to be a lively affair on Sunday 11th May 2pm at St Judes Church, Kent Rd, Southsea, with Southsea Infants, Sounds Lively Singers (IOW) and the debut performance of Squally Shower (Blokes Sea Shanty Group) and of course the Southsea Community Choir. Tea/coffee and cake all included in the £5 ticket price and we’re raising money for Naomi House.
Watch out for us at the Daisy Chain Festival, Albert Rd on Sat 14th June and hopefully The Wickham Festival on Sunday 17th August, and Sing for Water Portsmouth on Sunday 14th Sept 2pm Square Tower, FREE mass choir performance, but bring your pounds and pennies for Water Aid!
We celebrated Christmas in style with the Pompey Pluckers at the Trinity concert in early December, raising over £1000 for the Church building fund & Enable Ability.
The Singing Social at the Square Tower was a roaring success, with various members doing a turn and having a turn, all in the cause of entertainment!
We also had a seasonal sing at QA Hospital in the foyer, the Saturday before Christmas, which was well received.
2014 we are looking forward to our Spring Concert at St Judes Church Southsea on Sunday 11th May 2pm with pupils from Southsea Infants School & choirs from Southampton/IOW, Wickham Festival appearance early August, Sing for Water 14th Sept at the Square Tower 2pm, plus some busking and impromptu appearances!
Join the Southsea Community Choir to sing for water! Learn seven songs in eight weeks over the summer and raise money for Water Aid.
Starts on Tuesday 16th July until Tuesday 3rd September in, Southsea.
The performance will be on Sunday 8th September 2pm at The Porters Garden, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
(free event). Fee: £40 for 8 weeks, includes teaching cd and music.
This year is a ‘best of’ selection from previous years, including Georgian, African, AfroBrazilian & American Pop! No experience necessary, just willingness and commitment to give it a go.Serious fun for the summer!
‘Sing for Water’ is celebrating its 12th year! Started by Helen Chadwick, the project’s aims were to bring together choirs from all over the country to sing and raise money for Water Aid. The London event now sees over 1,000 singers come together. Sing for Water Portsmouth is now in its 4th year! Come along and join in the fun! www.janetayers.orgwww.naturalvoice.net
Thank you to the guys who came along and sang on Sunday 28th April. Well done for braving the cold April afternoon. They had 240 visitors on the day which was great! Thanks to Simon for playing some folk music too and the Polite Mechanicals! See you in June. If you’d like to take part next time, email: email@example.com
Thank you one and all for a wonderful concert. We had an audience of over 200 on the afternoon of the 21st April at St Judes, for the afternoon concert. Southsea Infants were fabulous, Southsea CC we great and the first ever gig by the Polite Mechanicals went down a storm. We raised just over £950 on the day, which is phenomenal, it really is, considering the difficult financial times were going through. Beating the Blues is a really very worth while project, bringing people together through singing, improving people’s well-being… and having lots of fun. Thank you again to all who came, the choir’s cakes for the interval, Catherine, Margorie and Jilly for organising the refreshments and all at St Jude’s Church for making us feel so welcome in their lovely church. Maybe see you again next April? CD sales for the choir will take the total to over £1000, so a great success!
Singers are in good spirits at the end of the last rehearsal before the concert!
SPRING CONCERT SOUTHSEA COMMUNITY CHOIR & FRIENDS…
Southsea Community Choir
Southsea Infant School
Polite Mechanicals – new folk band!
Community sing-song! Sunday 21st April 2pm
St Judes Church, Kent Road, Southsea
An afternoon of song to raise money for ‘Beating The Blues’ local community music project. Come along and hear new songs and some old favourties! Tickets £5 (donation for accompanied children). AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR!
Refreshments of tea/coffee/juice & cake included. Contact 02392 811802
REGULAR TASTER SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TuesdayS 7.30pm
19th Feb, 26th March, 28th May,
10th September, 29th October Want help finding your voice?
Would you like to join a choir but don’t know where to start?
Feel you have no control over your singing voice but want to improve?
It’s never too late to learn so come along and have a go! Southsea Community Choir invites you to join them! Choir leader Janet Ayers is running taster workshops throughout the year JUST FOR MEN!
These workshops are open to all men who like to sing, even if you’re not sure of your voice. No previous experience necessary! You’ll meet the other guys who sing with the group and get an idea of what it’s like to be part of a community choir.
£4 / £3 concession per session
At Trinity Methodist Hall, Albert Rd, Southsea
For more info or to book your place:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02392 811802