Did you hear about the choir boy who couldn't find a singing partner?
He had to buy a duet yourself kit!
Community Christmas Choir @ The Annunciation & St Cuthbert's 2023
Once again, this year, we are able to invite enthusiastic singers to join in with our home-grown choir as part of our Christmas celebrations at The Annunciation, South Kenton, and St Cuthbert's, North Wembley.
If you love singing carols and are happy to be part of a church service then we’d love to welcome you to be part of
the choir. Being able to read music is not essential. You also
don’t have to be a church goer. Our carol services are a real
community event and we’d love to make it special by having
a community choir for both churches. Dates are as follows:
Community Choir events:
Sunday 10th December 5.30pm at
194 Windermere Ave, South Kenton, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 8QT
Sunday 17th December 5.30pm at
214 Carlton Avenue West, North Wembley, Middlesex HA0 3QY
One half day rehearsal at St Cuthbert's, North Wembley:
Saturday 4th November 10.00am for coffee and croissants: rehearsal from 10.30am - 12.45pm
Then buffet lunch and leave! (around 2.00pm)
(a chance to get to know each other a little and food suitable for all food preferences - let us know any dietary needs).
214 Carlton Avenue West
Tuesday evening rehearsals:
7th November - 12th December: 7.00 – 8.30pm
(The rehearsals will alternate between the two churches, starting on the first Tuesday at The Annunciation, Windermere Ave HA9 8QT)
Choir Event Sundays 10th & 17th December: 3.00pm – 4.30pm pre performance run through and light refreshments. (here's hoping you can make both evenings.)
If you’d like to be involved and can make the dates… (We also have a WhatsApp group that all the parts for learning are posted so you can practice in the car/at home! so if you can't make every date you can still be rehearsing away from the group).
Contact me, Jacqui Goddard:
or by clicking on the red sign up button and leaving a message there.
Please see below for detailed explanation of the event and rehearsals.
A carol service is a time when the church traditionally celebrates with the local community the story of Christ, God's son, being born to bring God into direct contact with his creation. Carols and readings from the bible (lessons) telling the story have been sung and recited down the decades going back to King Henry VIII's times.
There are many people who, whether with a deep Christian conviction or a more casual link, enjoy engaging in this tradition and who want to share in the joy of the occasion. If you are one of those people and you love to sing then we'd love to share in this celebration in song with you.
The plan is to keep it manageable, fun and inspiring. So we have one longer rehearsal planned for a Saturday and a handful of Tuesday evening rehearsals. (as above)
With one final rehearsal on the afternoon of the events, we should be ready for the big sing up!
If you can't make some of the rehearsals, don't worry, the WhatsApp group recordings should help. Just try to make the majority of the rehearsals.
NB on the Saturday rehearsal there will be coffee and croissants first thing, comfort breaks with tea, coffee and water provided as well as a light buffet lunch to end our time together. Please bring a bottle of water with you to support all your hard work on the evening rehearsals.
I look forward to hearing from you.