The BBC Radio Berkshire Truck visited Maidenhead on the 10 December to interview political candidates for the Maidenhead constituency. We were invited to lighten up the mood by performing one of our favourite Christmas tunes, a Jingle Bells mashup!
Our Christmas concert this year was held on the 7th December at the lovely Dorney Court Garden Centre in the afternoon. We performed a set of fun Christmas tunes outside the cafe and were very pleased with the turnout on a bitterly cold day!
We were thrilled to be asked to take part in a charity concert for the Samaritans alongside Tina May, Laurie Holloway, and other great performers. The event took place on the 23rd November at St Bernard's Catholic School in Slough with all proceeds going to support the Samaritans of Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead. All in all, it was a wonderful evening of varied performances and we even got the chance to perform with Laurie Holloway with a jazzy 'Route 66'!
We were excited to be invited to take part in a recording of Songs of Praise with the BBC. The recording took place in the beautiful Reading Town Hall, with the choir led by famous gospel composer Ken Burton and a guest performance by Rick Astley.
Our summer social this year was a picnic held at Taplow Court on the 4th August. Everybody brought delicious food to share and it was lovely to reminisce with everyone about the last year and look forward to the next one!
The Choir Christmas Party was held at The Cricketers in Littlewick Green on Tuesday 11th December. There was a delicious 2 course meal, drinks, singing, and general merry-making... a great way to see out the year!
The Maidenhead Community Choir was delighted to hold a soul workshop and concert with former Drifters lead-singer Steve V King on July 28th.
Using repertoire from The Drifters charismatic vocalist Steve showed us how to warm-up, create an expressive performance and add some smooth moves to the song.
After the workshop we held a concert—Steve V King sang songs from the history of The Drifters, the Maidenhead Community Choir performed a few soul numbers, and they joined forces on The Drifters' hit 'Under the Boardwalk' and finished off the concert with a mash-up of 'Love Train/Put a Little Love in Your Heart'.
The workshop was open to the public and we got a wonderful number of participants from the local community. The church was packed full and everyone had a great time.