A night at the movies – Summer concert review

‘A night at the movies’

What a joyful concert of varied music we gave our audience in July when we presented our ‘night at the movies’.

Once again, our Musical Director, Julie Aherne, put together a fun, inspired and popular selection of pieces from several different genres of films. How could we do anything other than deliver a performance worthy of these great movies. With our brilliant accompanist Camilla Jeppeson to support us we sang at our very best.

Our Chairman, Brenda Frost, wrote and performed a witty little piece of prose which references many of the pieces we performed. I think its probably a great way to summarise our evening in this post:

WELCOME to our Night at the Movies. See if you can pick out the songs we are going to sing.

We are here to make you Happy and make your Dreams come true. So, May It Be for you tonight! We have songs about the longing of a Mermaid, who wants to walk like humans, the wishes of Cinderella, the excitement of Aladdin as he soars above the earth on his magic carpet.

We will sing about the joy of Pocahontas as she sees the mountains and the creatures of the earth and paints with all the colours of the wind, and the sadness of Mulan, the girl who doesn’t know who she is. Nobody does it better than Julie, who would love us to practice

from 9 to 5 and Camilla whose beautiful playing brings tears to our eyes as we sing Lacrimosa and Agnus Dei. They both encourage us to Conquer Paradise, sing Hallelujah, and go into Bohemian Rhapsody. We hope to transport you to New York, Middle Earth, and even to the jungle to glimpse The Eye Of The Tiger.

The Sky May Fall In, but Our Hearts Will Go On.

So, this is me, This Is Us. Woking Ladies Choir.

THANK you, Brenda.

If you missed it – don’t worry you can join us for our Christmas concert on 14th December at 4:30pm. Put the date in your diary – tickets on sale nearer the time.

 

Summer Concert preview

‘A night at the movies’ is currently in the cutting room!

We’re currently deep in rehearsals – learning a great new repertoire of songs featured in movies and we’re going to be performing on Saturday July 13th at 7:30pm., at Knaphill Methodist Church.

It’s an incredibly varied programme as film music covers many genres. We are singing a couple of classical pieces which are more challenging, well known and will be appreciated for their beautiful settings.

There are some fun pieces from recent films such as ‘This is me’ (The Greatest Showman), ‘Eye of the Tiger’ (Rocky III) and ‘Happy’ (Despicable Me)- that’s a relief after the technically challenging Barber’s adagio for Strings (Platoon)! Oh, so difficult but oh so beautiful when we’ve mastered it.

We’re all imagining that we’re Disney princesses as we sing our way through a pretty medley from Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocohontas and Mulan; and we like Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 so much we are arranging a social outing to the theatre in Woking to see the show.

With even more numbers to learn before the performance we could always do with more members to help us along – we are having such a great time with Julie, our musical diector, learning these pieces – you could join us if you fancy a good sing.

If you want more information about us or about this sparkling summer concert in July please complete the form below.

Ladies, women, girls – come and sing with us!

Ladies, women, girls – come and sing with us!

It’s a New Year and you love singing.

What better time to start than right now.

January is an excellent time to join us – we are all starting to learn the pieces for the summer concert. We also have a social evening planned and are  friendly and welcoming.

There are no auditions – if you like singing then what are you waiting for?

Join us Tuesdays at Knaphill Methodist Church at 7:45. We’re all looking forward to meeting you and singing with you.

If you’re interested please contact us – so we can look out for you.

Christmas Concert 2018 Review

Christmas Concert 2018 Review

Christmas and all that Jazz – it certainly was.

A well received programme, well delivered, in spite of numerous wintery ailments. At least this year most of the choir were able to make it and we’re so glad we did.

This was one of our best attended concerts, the church was packed and buzzing in anticipation and no-one was disappointed.

The addition of the Jazz trio gave our performance a lift and an extra level of interest, not just for the audience – everyone in WLC agreed the band really enhanced the event.

We performed a wide range of pieces from the more challenging Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass to the spiritual This little light of mine, and from a sung setting of Elgar’s Nimrod to The twelve days of Christmas which the audience were cajoled in to joining in with us.

Julie and Camilla enthralled us with 2 spirited seasonal piano duets: Sleigh ride and Santa Claus is coming to town, and our Chairman, Brenda, enlightened us with an amusing reading on the impossibilities of A politically correct Christmas.

With our usual popular raffle and interval supper the whole evening was a triumph. The Mayor and Mayoress attending were the final trimmings to our Christmas feast of a concert.

Well done and thank you to everyone who helped, supported and participated in a very enjoyable and successful evening.

 

 

Christmas concert 2018

Christmas and all that jazz

Woking Ladies Choir present a concert of seasonal songs with a jazzy twist. Accompanied by a jazz trio we perform Bob Chilcott’s exuberant Little Jazz Mass alongside Christmas favourites old and new from Silent Night to Let it Snow!

Attended by the Mayor of Woking * Free refreshments and raffle

When: Saturday 15 December 4:30pm

Where: Knaphill Methodist Church

Tickets: Adults £10, Children £5

Contact Brenda 07980 543991