At the end of the Summer Term 2016 our singers were asked what the best part of singing with Kensington Singers was. This is what they said…
“Several ‘best things’: Nice and friendly, enthusiastic & talented leader, good mix of music Variety of performances & opportunities”
“Hannah! (Seriously: the way you lead the choir is exemplary and inspiring. Though I also love my fellow Kensington Singers, especially my fellow basses, and I love the fact that it’s so close to where I live and that we’re such a friendly, welcoming bunch)”
“Team spirit / Hannah and she pushes us to the best we can be. The weekly singing together has been so great, also the practicing at home is really fun and the concerts are the climax, really. I think this term was the best with Mass in Blue – it felt really powerful. It has definitely enriched my life. “
“Collectively singing and socialising”
“Singing with like minded people”
“The people, sense of fun and challenge”
“Fabulous people. “
“The people, variety of music”
On Saturday 9th July we were joined by Victoria Park Singers, a full big band and wonderful soprano Nina Bennet for our summer concert, Blue Skies, at Regent Hall in Oxford Street. Our audience enjoyed a full rendition of Mass in Blue followed by a variety of jazzy pop songs. We can’t wait for our next concert at Christmas!
Below is what our audience thought:
“What an amazing concert ! I would never have thought a local choir could have smashed such complicated music. Cannot wait for the next concert . Your Benchmark is now so high I have been listening to the tape all day.”
“The concert on Saturday night was so inspirational. The choirs were amazing. I would love to take part.”
We are now on summer break, and our new term starts on Monday September 19th. New members are very welcome.
For Kensington Singers members and open to the public…
Singing Retreat – Devon, Wknd 1 – Friday September 2nd -Monday September 5th & Wknd 2 Thursday September 8th-Sunday Septembe r11th. To register interest for 2016 or 2017 please email email@example.com. Buckland House Leaflet 2016
Saturday December 10th – Winter Warming Harmony Workshop with Kirsty Martin, St Giles in the Fields, Tottenham Court Road, London, 2pm-5.30pm, £15
We are thrilled to be performing Will Todd’s Mass in Blue on July 9th, along with other jazz and swing pieces. We have the superb Kirsty Hopkins as our soloist – Kirsty has worked with the likes of Eric Whitacre, Harry Christopher and I Fagiolini.
Earlier this term we enjoyed a workshop day with Will himself on June 11th. Buy tickets here – Blue Skies!
Thanks so much to our local magazine The Court for their write up…
We are so excited that the choir is now 5 years old!
Buy tickets for our spring 5 year anniversary concert Songs of the Seas online here. You can also buy tickets from choir members.
Prices are £10 full price and £8 concessions in advance. Tickets are available on the door but they are priced at £12 and £10.
Our spring concert features vocal ensemble Peregrina EnChantica, a string quartet and guitarist, with profits going to the Winnicott Foundation, caring for premature and sick babies.
Thanks so everyone who came to our Home for Christmas concert with Fulham Children’s Choir. You helped us raise £931.77 for Save the Children’s Syrian Refugee crisis – thank you so much to all who supported us and to Fulham’s Children’s Choir who were angelic.
Sunday December 13th Kensington Singers and friends raised £271.75 for Amnesty International as we rocked around the Christmas Tree at Trafalgar Square. Thanks to all the singers and supporters for spreading Christmas cheer!
Dec 6th we sang at Duke of York Square, Chelsea, raising funds for Glass Door Homeless charity. Thanks to everyone who came and supported us for a fun afternoon. Over the weekend £1,046.73 was raised!
We’ve been busy rehearsing and making a lovely sound… here’s some work in progress ahead of our December 15th concert, – watch video here – Home for Christmas.
We also got in the Christmas spirit with some group photos – here’s a sneak peek. Thanks to our in-house photographer soprano Mel Brown.
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