Come and join our new virtual choir each Tuesday night at 7.00pm for a fun warm-up session, a round and a 4-part song!
Open to anybody—whether you have been part of the choir before or not!
Sessions will be held via Zoom, and you will be sent the music and joining details if you are on our mailing list. If not, please subscribe here.
The first session is free to try out, after which there will be a charge of £30 for the first half term, which includes rehearsals, sheet music and rehearsal tracks. If you would like any more information, please contact us.
Unfortunately due to the ongoing coronavirus measures and the closure of all National Trust sites, the Springsong event at Hughenden Manor on the 16th May has been cancelled. We hope that we will have another chance to perform with the National Trust in the future.
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.
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.