Spring Concert and Ceilidh
Saturday 26th March 2022
Come along to our Spring term concert and Ceidilh. Performances from our Prima Voce, Harmonies for Heroines and Cluedo Choir ensemble. Followed by live music and dance calling from local Ceilidh Band “Tripe and Onions”. Advance ticket sales at the link below.
FREE singing workshop
March 16th 2022.
Sea Shanties & Folk songs
Sea shanties and folk songs. You will be taught some rollocking sea shanties in three part harmony by our trust peg leg Captain “Mary-muddle-me-stinky-parrot-Bourne” accompanied by Deborah-muddy-faced-rum-swilling-pirate-Blowers” on accordion. Come dressed to impress if you wish. Our Cluedo Choir ensemble will also be performing some fabulous folk songs. Come along!
Norbiton Pub, 16, Clifton Road, Kingston. KT2 6PW.
Wonderful World: A choral celebration
Saturday 14th May, Rose theatre, Kingston.
Come along and join us as we celebrate our Wonderful World. Showcasing some of the finest amateur choirs in our borough. The evening will feature performances from The North Kingston Choir, The Berrylands Belles, The Treblemakers, Prima Voce, Harmonies for Heroines and Cluedo Choir ensemble.
This is the theatre’s largest annual fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased at the Rose theatre website or box office. Let’s raise the roof and fill this glorious auditorium.
Christmas 2021 Live Music
Come along and join us for some live music this Christmas. Our two choirs will be performing twice plus our acoustic covers band will be playing at The Norbiton pub. Please join us.
Tuesday 14th Dec. 8.30pm. St John’s church, Grove Lane, Kingston. KT1 2SU
Hear some fabulous Christmas songs in 4 part harmony at our open rehearsal, informal concert. Performances by Cluedo Choir ensemble and Prima Voce mixed voice choir. Led by Mary Bourne accompanied by Meredith White. FREE event.
Weds 15th Dec. 8pm. The Norbiton Pub, Clifton Road, Kingston. The Norbiton Noel with Two Meters Apart.
Eat Pizza, drink and be merry. Come along and hear Two meters Apart’s Christmas set list. Plenty of well known songs from Joni Mitchell to Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen to Bing Crosby, Eartha Kitt to Karen Carpenter. Sit back and enjoy the fabulous harmonies, superb guitar playing from Rianda, Nick and Mary. Join in with your favourite Christmas tune. FREE event.
Thurs 16th Dec. 7.30pm. The Clubhouse, Hampton Court Golf Club.
Our ladies Choir ‘Harmonies for Heroines’ will be performing at The Clubhouse, Hampton Court Golf Club, Home Park, Kingston (vehicular access only via wooden gate just after Kingston bridge). Some sizzling songs from these syncopated ladies. Guests include The Magpies trio and the Cluedo Choir ensemble. Audience and choir carols. FREE event.
Rose Theatre Christmas Snowball.
Monday 20th Dec. 7.30pm. Rose theatre.
This ticketed event has a few seats available. Come and enjoy hearing six local choirs and a brass quintet in South West London’s finest theatre. This is the Rose theatre’s largest annual fundraiser and our MD Mary Bourne has produced a show to be proud of. Tickets can be purchased at the link below.
Spring 2021 Virtual Choir show. Sunday 28th Feb 2021.
We are delighted to be taking part VirtualChoir show4 alongside 21 other choirs. Tickets for the event are £8.50 per household which will allow you to see the live broadcast of the latest Virtual Choir performance videos from over 21 choirs across the globe. You’ll be able to comment in the live chat and it’s a wonderful way to connect with others and enjoy some fine musical offerings created during lockdown.
We are proudly supporting AnxietyUK. When purchasing your ticket please tick ‘support singing it back’. Scroll down until you find us at the ticketing link.
Be part of our audio massed choir performance of “Do you hear my voice” on Feb 28th.
We would love to hear your voice! Why not get involved in our massed audio virtual performance of “Do you hear my voice”? From the comfort of your own home, you can learn the song, download the score, upload your voice and be part of a massed choir audio. You can hear the live broadcast on February 28th as part of ChoirShow4 where you can expect to be entertained by 21 choirs showcasing their Virtual choir performances. The composer of “Do you hear my voice” is our very own Musical Director and founder Mary Bourne. You can find the resources and information on how to bring your voice this event at the link below. It’s free to add your voice with tickets available to watch the live broadcast at £8.50 per household. We are raising money for AnxietyUK. Please tick ‘support Singing it back’ when making any ticket purchase.
NB latest submission for audio tracks is Feb 21st. Full details at the link below where you can watch a short video about the song, download the free score (available FOC for the whole of February) and upload your voice.
Zooming around the world.
Recent events and how we can support your choir.
Our musical director and founder Mary Bourne has been travelling the world from the comfort of her music studio. One of the positives of lockdown has been the ability to connect with choirs all over the world via zoom. It’s been a real joy to have supported the following choirs recently on zoom. The London International Gospel Choir; The pub choir, Bath; The great day choir, Bristol; Singing for all, Easingwold; Singing for fun Leicester; Vivid Voices, Perth, Australia; Vocalise, SE London; Milton Keynes Community Choir. If you are a choir or a choir director in need of some support, a workplace or organisation wishing to create a workshop or a virtual choir event then get in touch.
For 1:1 vocal work or support with Vocal Health First Aid, please get in touch
Christmas At The Rose theatre
We are very proud to be performing and producing the Christmas celebration at The Rose Theatre, Kingston.
Tickets are now available with concessions for children and seniors. An evening full of Christmas cheer, alongside songs with a message of hope & love – the greatest gift we can give to one another.
We hope to see you there. Tuesday 18th Dec 2018.
Do You Hear My Voice? TEDx Kingston.
Our Musical Director and founder loves to tell a story. You can enjoy her recent TEDx Kingston salon talk here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeDSM0PWtDU
We are very proud to perform at The TEDx Kingston Flagship event on 20th Jan. https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/tedxkingstonuponthames-2018-out-of-order
Do you hear my voice?
“Raise your voice, the time is here”
Nov 13th 2017 is World Kindness day and we are really excited to launch our “Do you hear my voice?” campaign in association with Action for Happiness and AnxietyUK.
Please get involved here for a happier and healthier tomorrow. “Raise your voice, the time is here”
Would you or your choir like to be involved in singing an exciting, uplifting piece of music? There are so many reasons to sing, so many great songs to choose from and our founder and Musical Director, Mary Bourne, is sharing the music for her composition “Do you hear my voice?” throughout Nov 2017- Nov 2018.
Saturday 2nd Dec: Singing it back family and friends concert. 4.30 – 6.30pm, All Saint’s church Kingston. The audience for this concert is restricted to the friends and families of our 160 performers.
With guest appearances from SkyTV Sing A cappella beatboxer Andy Frost and The Alexandra school choir. Performances from our three weekly groups Harmonies for Heroines, The Song Birds and the Prima Voce choir.
Christmas at The Rose theatre
Monday 18th Dec 2017 7.30pm
Our founder and Musical Director is once again producing a wonderful evening of entertainment to include performances from The Tiffin Children’ chorus, The Movement Warriors, The Tiffinians, Tiffin Boys choir as well as Our very own Prima Voce choir and Harmonies for Heroines choirs. Tickets can be purchased from the Rose Theatre box office. https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/rose-christmas-celebration
What’s in store for 2017?
- Thursday 26th January 0945-1145. Singing and Art Workshop onboard the Thames Venturer Community boat. A handful of places are still available. £18. Bookable by email to email@example.com
- Thursday 16th March 0930 – 1500 Creative Communities in Flow. Brand NEW for 2017. Pencil in the date for now and get excited. It’s local, it’s brilliant, it’s more than just singing and it’s one not to miss. Click here for details.
- Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July. 8th annual Happy Family Camping festival weekend. Workshops will include Singing, drumming, Yoga and Circus skills with new workshops in the pipeline. Our 8th annual camp will be open for bookings from February onwards. Click here for details.
- April/May/June Dip dip & Sing Kayaking on the Thames and singing workshop dates will be published at the end of January. Click here for details
Merry Christmas At The Rose theatre 2016
Congratulations to all our acts who provided a fabulous evening of entertainment at The Rose Theatre Annual Christmas fundraising concert on Monday 12th Dec. Our Musical Director, Mary Bourne, who produced and hosted the show, was thrilled that the performance was so well attended, with over 3/4 of the 900 capacity theatre seats filled. The blocking rehearsal during the day was slick and calm. The amazingly patient stage crew at the theatre Rob, Jess and Dave, had us lit up, miked up and cued on with such ease. 181 performers ranging from age 8 to 76 worked hard all afternoon to rehearse their sets which they’d been learning over the Autumn, in preparation for the evening performance. The show started with a beautiful solo of Walking in the air accompanied by a young ballerina. Together with this young pair, representing the Snowman and the Boy took us on a magical flying journey to the North Pole. This was the moment that Christmas had truly started for our Musical Director and to watch the ease and grace of these two young performers was truly magical. The first choir of the evening, The Canbury Singers, captivated the audience with their traditional carols and thus begun an evening of diverse and entertaining acts from our community. In total darkness, The Movement Warriors (a dance troop made up of teenage boys) brought an energised modern contemporary dance routine to the stage. They were absolutely electrifying and completely WOWED the audience. Before the interval, the gorgeous young voices of The Tiffin Children’s chorus sang some well known Christmas favourites and entranced the audience with their wonderful performance.
After the interval, The Jenny Green Jazz trio had the audience joining in with some well-loved Christmas classics, and the sound of laughter and singing could be heard all around the auditorium. The syncopated students from Tiffin school, The Tiffinians, were pure musical genius. The close harmony group gave us lots of ‘ooh’, ‘aah’ and ‘ha-ha-ha’ moments and these talented young men were appreciated by the audience who just wanted ‘more, more’. Last, but by no means least, our Musical Director proudly introduced her own choir, the 65 strong Singing it Back Tuesday evening choir, to the stage. Don’t they look amazing in the photo? Their performance was stunning, moving and uplifting and was all over too fast.
The evening was the culmination of many months of planning, preparing, rehearsing, choreographing and producing. The end result was spectacular and was everything we could have wished for. What a fabulous way to end the year – here’s looking forward to 2017! Our Musical Director and founder, Mary, is already busy creating all sorts of wonderful ways to bring more music in the community and beyond for the year ahead. She would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to all our singers, their friends and families and the wonderful community around us for all their support over the last 10 years. Singing bringing communities together and making the world a happier harmonised place.
One of our favourite performances
A blast from the past. This amazing arrangement of Guide thee oh thou great redeemer was first taught to our Musical Director in 1986. It was written by her Music Teacher Chris O’Hara and she always vowed to one day sing it again as an adult. Almost 30 years later and still sounding fabulous.
Thursday 15th December 2016 8pm
Come and join us for a very special evening of Taize Singing in preparation for the busy festive season ahead. Our workshop is open to all, regardless of musical experience. A fabulous opportunity to de-stress and meditate through the power of singing. These beautiful simple Taize chants will leave you feeling calmer, less stressed and have you feeling ready for the busy festive season ahead. Take a moment to reflect on the past year and leave feeling nourished and energised.
St Paul’s C of E Junior School Hall. Princes Road, Kingston. KT2 6AZ
To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org
£8 (in advance) £10 on the door.