Months of preparations, many many rehearsals and a lot of tinsel all came together last night at our annual Big Christmas Singalong concert, this year taking place in the iconic Royal Festival Hall.
Packing out the house and moving the audience both emotionally and physically, our four amazing choirs raised the roof with an uplifting set of christmas classics including a rousing Fairytale of New York, a hilarious verson of Santa Baby by our Liverpool choir and a very moving rendition of Nat King Cole classic O Holy Night delivered by our choir from Birmingham. We were treated to an delicious acapella slice of Sam Cooke from our chums Chaps Choir and an East 17 classic filled the hall thanks to Southbank Centre's Voicelab.
The fantastic audience were dancing, singing and 'partridge in a pear tree-ing' the night away, making it a truly phenominal evening for everyone involved, not least our wonderful choir members and tirelessly energetic, talented choir directors!
What a fantastic way to kick off Christmas, thank you for joining us!
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And here's a video of our Snow Medley from the gig - always a crowd pleaser!
A huge thanks to: our event sponsors, Artemis Charitable Foundation, without whom the gig wouldn't have been possible; Links Resourcing for covering the cost of the programmes and flyers, and supporting us throughout the year; Southbank Centre for inviting us to be part of the Winter festival and for being such an amazing crew to work with; Pret A Manger/Popkorn Productions for their brilliant support promoting the gig and helping fill those seats; Chaps Choir for being as spectacular as ever; Voicelab for bringing even more festive voices to the mix and finally a big thanks to Ollie Smallwood for taking such beautiful photos! What wonderful folk you are - we're very lucky.
Last and by no means least, a HUGE well done and thank you to the fantastic band and our wonderful volunteers for doing such an incredible job.
If you would like to ensure there are many more Choir with No Name gigs to come, please donate today. We need to raise £50,000 by April to keep our four choirs going, so your donations at this time are hugely appreciated.
We are a small charity so every donation we recieve goes towards keeping the choirs going and supporting the members, enabling them to make friends, build self confidence and find their place in society again.
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