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).
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