intermission: ahem . . . your attention please!

Musical notation photo by Marja Flick-Buijs
Do you like to sing in the bath or shower? Do you warble while you work? Are you passionate about music? Would you like the thrill of singing in a lovely, local choir?

Vox Holloway, a community choir in north London, is starting rehearsals of The Prophet by Harvey Brough, based on the Khalil Gibran book. We are looking for new members.

Rehearsals start Tuesday 23 April, 7.30pm, St Luke's Church, Hillmarton Rd, N7. All are welcome, no auditions, no previous experience required!

So here is the deal:
  • Anyone can join
  • It doesn't matter whether you are a soprano, alto, tenor, bass or just don't know
  • You do not have to have sung in a choir before
  • You do not have to be able to read music (trust me, I can't!)
  • You do not have to pass an audition or take a test (phew no embarrassing moments!)
  • There is no charge – donate what you can afford
  • Although the choir rehearses at St. Luke’s Church, Holloway, this is not a faith-based choir and you do not have to be a member of any religion
  • As well as being part of a really good community choir, you will be supporting some really good causes; our last concert was in aid of an anti-slavery charity
  • The choices of music are quite varied. Our last concert was based on jazz, gospel and spiritual themes. Previous concerts have encompassed classical music and English folk. Something for everyone!
  • Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.45pm at St Luke’s Church, Hillmarton Rd, N7 and run during the school terms.
It really is rather lovely. The choir are very friendly and it is all good fun. I leave rehearsals wanting to sing all the way home. Although, fortunately to keep the neighbours happy and the local cats and dogs quiet, I tend to just sing in the quiet of my own kitchen.

But seriously, if you would like to join a choir, why not give it a try? And if you know someone who you think might be interested, please pass it on!


Anonymous said...

I've no chance of joining your choir of course, but I endorse entirely what you say. For a stress-busting fun evening with people who may become friends, and a good work-out for the lungs, there's nothing better than a community choir

Marmaduke Scarlet said...

You are absolutely right; it is a good workout as well as exhilarating - I feel as if I am standing taller than usual. And afterwards I feel really rather happy!

I am so glad I finally got my act to join a choir, now I want everyone to join!