A season to remember

A season to remember
Type of post: Chorus news item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 1 Jan 2019

Capital Chorus has just enjoyed one of our busiest and most successful Christmas seasons in recent years. 

The highlight was surely a well-attended and highly enjoyable joint concert with our friends the Kensington Singers, held at the beautiful St Stephen's Church on Gloucester Road.  The event raised funds for Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea, whose young performers took to the stage and blew away the audience with a series of festive songs and humorous montages.  Our own singers had an opportunity to reprise the performance of "Gaston" which won us a trophy for the most entertaining chorus at BABS Convention last May,. Our a cappella style and the accompanied singing of the Kensington Singers provided a varied mix of musical styles, and the evening concluded with the two choirs combining for a spirited rendition of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

We were also delighted to greet crowds on consecutive weekends who stopped to listen to us out and about in Sloane Square and West Ealing. We often wear our Christmas jumpers for these gigs. In West Ealing, our performance was followed immediately by a Christmas Jumper competition which one of our leads, Ian, was delighted to win!

Looking ahead to 2019 we're already preparing for an annual appearance at the London Marathon in April, and a trip to the seaside in May for the annual convention of the British Association of Barbershop Singers. We wish you a Happy and Harmonious New Year.