The Project aims to raise spirits in the run up to Christmas 2020, while providing a lifeline to musicians desperate for paid work • Participation will be open to all, on a drop-in basis. To encourage participation, there are: • No auditions – Choir strapline: ‘Come if you love to sing, come if you think you can’t’ • No fees to join or participate (voluntary contributions into Choir's bank account or into a tin at rehearsals) • Participants have an enjoyable learning experience, singing a range of musical pieces • No fees to join or participate • High standards of performance, despite singers who ‘can’t sing and can’t read music’ • Highly skilled, qualified & experienced Musical Director leads the group with a unique set of skills, including humour • Qualified, proficient pianist, capable of instantly transposing music scores to different keys, to suit the group, & provide appropriate snatches of music to accompany the Musical Director’s jokes/instructions!
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
• The Choir aims to attract new members, so they may experience the health benefits of group singing, while providing paid work to motivate musicians who are in financial hardship due to Covid closure of venues • Community singing & regular rehearsals have very positive benefits for health, including increased lung capacity, stress reduction, boosting the human immune system & combating isolation and loneliness. • Training for community performances (including Carols for Xmas Tree lightings) provides a focus for practice & generates additional enthusiasm & improvement, in both physical capability & mental fortitude
Steps to get it done:
The Project will start as soon as funding is received. We are keen to get started!
About the space
Church Street London to Lupus Street London
City of Westminster
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FANTASTIC news! Pledges to our Project have today (Tue 1 Dec) crossed the threshold required to unlock our major funder's pledge of £3,963 ! A HUGE THANK YOU to all our Backers We'll now push on to engage Musicians to accompany our performances & recordings - in-person and online - in the run up to Christmas & beyond Watch out, and listen out, for South Westminster Community Choir - beaming out from Westminster to the whole world !! YOU have made it happen - can't thank you enough xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx