The award-winning* Tottenham Community Choir: in concert this Christmas

Tottenham Community Choir, to whom I lend my lungs on a regular basis, are putting on a winter concert on December 11th 2011 at Gladesmore School in Tottenham. All the money raised from ticket sales will go to the Downhills School Playground Fund (Downhills is where we rehearse every week, and they’re facing tough times at the moment).

Buy tickets to the Tottenham Community Choir Winter Concert here

What can you expect if you come along? We’ll be doing several of of your Christmassy favourites (including that one up there), and a load of other numbers we’ve been rehearsing all year, from classic soul tunes to – gulp – a piece from a Russian opera. There will also be guest spots by other North London acts including Artcha and PanNation Steel Band, plus some songs from the kids of the Downhills School Choir and Gladesmore School Choir. Get your tear ducts ready.

For us, DIS IS DUH BIG WAN. Since I joined in March the choir’s aim has always been to put on a proper concert, and all the rehearsals and smaller performances we’ve done in 2011 have been leading up to this. We’re really excited, so t’would be splendid to perform in front of a full house.

If it’s not your bag, or it’s too far away, we’d be most grateful if you could forward the details of the show to anyone who you think may be interested. There will be no gangsta rap (I campaigned for some, but to no avail), so it will be suitable for all ages.

Last week we were on stage with Chipmunk and Tottenham MP David Lammy, but this concert is the most important thing we’ll do this year.

*Lastly, thanks so much to everyone who voted for the choir in the NatWest CommunityForce competition, and to those who tweeted about it. WE FLIPPING WELL WON, which means we’ll be able to buy our own instruments rather than have to hire them out all the time. Untold thanks again, you diamonds.

Tottenham Community Choir Winter Concert

Saturday 11th December, 4pm

Gladesmore School, Crowland Road, London N15 6EB – here’s a map

Price: £5 – £10

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Tottenham Community ChoirAt the end of March this year, I started attending rehearsals at Tottenham Community Choir. I wasn’t sure it was going to be the kind of thing I would stick with, but stick with it I have.

When I tell people I’m part of a choir the differing reactions are quite interesting. They range from bemusement, to jealousy, to disbelief, and tend to be followed by a barrage of questions. There are usually too many questions, all at once, and I hardly ever feel like I answer them sufficiently.

With Tottenham getting a lot of attention for the wrong reasons at the moment, now seems like a good time to talk about something positive in the area.

Therefore I have decided to compile answers to the questions I am most frequently asked about joining Tottenham Community Choir.

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