Important Dates

1 Oct 2020

Our virtual choir is returning for a short winter term in the run-up to Christmas. This is open to everyone, whether you've sang in our choir before or not!

We are excited that Drifters frontman Steve V. King will be joining us for a festive virtual concert on our last session.

We have a lovely Christmas repertoire lined up with learning tracks and sheet music which, as before, we will send out to everybody that signs up. This should help us all get into the Christmas spirit, especially as there will be no parties, shopping trips or Winter Wonderland this year!

The term dates are as follows:

November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

December 1st

The fee for the term is £40, which includes 5 rehearsals (comprising of a warm-up session, a round and a 4-part song), sheet music and downloadable rehearsal tracks. If you’ve never sung in our choir before, the first session is free to try us out.

We are currently holding virtual choir rehearsals until further notice via Zoom. These will be on Tuesdays from 7:0...

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PAST EVENTS

13 Sep 2020

We were very lucky to have the opportunity to meet up in September thanks to the combination of relaxed government guidelines, the discovery of a lovely outdoor venue, and good weather!

At the beginning of September we stumbled upon the beautiful new Wisteria Café at the Flowerland Garden Centre in Bourne End, and decided to host a choir social there.

One popular social turned into two, and almost everyone in the choir managed to make at least one of the events, so it was a wonderful chance to catch up with each other for the first time since March! 

It was very encouraging to see how much of a community we still are, and we are looking forward to the day when we can meet up in person again.

31 Jul 2020

We are very pleased to have held a successful choir term online this summer using Zoom. It was great to keep the choir going during lockdown and provided some much needed friendly faces and community during these difficult times. About half our choir took part, which was an achievement as I don't think any of us had even heard of, let alone used Zoom before!

We overcame the technical impossibility of singing together by using emailed sheet music, individual learning tracks and beautiful a capella recorded choral tracks to imitate real life. If we aren't able to meet up in person again in the autumn, we will hopefully run another virtual choir, so watch this space!

10 Dec 2019

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!

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7 Dec 2019

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!

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23 Nov 2019

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'!

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20 Oct 2019

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. 

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4 Aug 2019

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!

19 May 2019

On Sunday 19th May the choir held its Spring Social with afternoon tea and a walk at the Odney Club Sculptured Garden Exhibition in Cookham.

10 Apr 2019

We held our Summer Concert 'Sixties Sizzlers' on Saturday 27th July at the United Reformed Church in Maidenhead.

It was great fun with a live band supporting and choir members dressing up in outfits to match the music!

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11 Dec 2018

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!

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8 Dec 2018

Our Christmas Concert on Saturday 8th December was held once again at the lovely United Reformed Church with special guests MisSpent Ukes, with a programme of festive tunes and fun arrangements.

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29 Jul 2018

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.

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30 Jun 2018

Our summer social was a potluck garden party held on 30th June at choir member Joy's house. We enjoyed making music and socialising in the beautiful weather. Thanks to Joy for opening up her home for us.

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28 Apr 2018

Our Spring concert was on the 28th April at the Amphitheatre in Maidenhead as part of Maidenhead Arts Council's Spring Festival of the Arts. Despite the poor weather we were pleased to draw a crowd in from passers-by and visitors to the library.

14 Dec 2017

On the 14th December we held our Christmas social at Elizabeth House in Cookham, with members enjoying a casual singalong around the piano with mulled wine.

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