We are pleased that this year we have the opportunity to perform at two beautiful venues for our Christmas concerts on the 7th December, the first at the lovely Dorney Court Garden Centre in the afternoon, and an evening performance shared with the All Saints Choir led by Mervyn Williams at the beautiful All Saints Church in Ascot.
More information on tickets and times to follow soon.
We are excited to announce that we will be taking part in a charity concert for the Samaritans alongside Tina May, Laurie Holloway, and other great performers. The event will take place on the 23rd November at 7:30pm at St Bernard's Catholic School in Slough. Tickets will be £16 with all proceeds going to the Samaritans of Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
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.
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.
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.
On July 16th we held a gospel workshop at the Methodist Church for members of the choir and the public, lead by one of the UK's most respected and award winning Gospel Choir leaders, Ms Karen Gibson, a powerhouse of inspiration and energy.
The workshop was a great success and a high note to end our productive summer term on. The workshop was followed by a short concert attended by family and friends. You can watch a video of the concert on YouTube.
Members of the choir have returned from our third sold-out singing holiday in Andalusia, Spain. The week was a great success with members taking part in art workshops, flamenco dancing, ukulele playing, a concert and even some chicken hugging!
For our next social members of the choir were invited to join us to see Brassed Off, performed by The Grimm Players at Desborough Theatre on Saturday 4th March at 6pm. More information can be found here.