Helen is thrilled to announce the launch of One World London! Rehearsals for the new London One World Choir start in earnest in September for performances in April & May 2019. Helen will be coaching the choir working on crafting the music, building in choreography and getting the show performance-ready. In the meantime there will be short sing-outs of music from the show at relevant events and rallies in the city. The choir sang at various locations at the recent Trump rally in the city on 13th July.
The information below is for the benefit of the London One World Choir. If you are interested in joining there is still time – especially if you are a bass or male tenor. Please get in touch with Helen asap if you want to be involved.
Rehearsal schedule 2018:
Sat 8th September – Rehearsal
Sat 13th October – Rehearsal
Sat 10th November – Rehearsal
Sat 1st December – Rehearsal
Rehearsals in 2019:
Sat 12th January – Rehearsal
Sat 9th February – Rehearsal
Sat 9th March – Rehearsal
Sat 23rd March – Rehearsal
Sat 6th April – Dress Rehearsal
2018 rehearsals will take place at Church on the Corner in Angel, N1 0ET. Approximate times will be 10.30am – 4.30pm.
From January 2019 rehearsals will be at The Claremont Project, 24 White Lion St, N1 9PD
Helen is recruiting a dynamic and diverse choir of enthusiastic and dedicated harmony singers. Willingness to learn material ahead of the monthly rehearsals is essential and the ability to learn quickly will be helpful, although part files (SATB) and scores for all the music will be available on a dedicated One World ‘rehearsal page’. Reading music will be an advantage but Helen won’t exclude anyone who can’t. Helen will be tapping the full potential of the choir and it’s singers by working on vocal technique and performance skills. There will be choreography in some songs but this won’t be complicated, mainly gestures to add a visual dimension to the performances.
The rehearsals on the Saturdays mentioned above will run from 10.30am until 4.30pm.
The songs will be workshopped in an accumulating way, so that each week 2 or 3 songs will be crafted as well as previously completed songs being revised. It is expected that singers will arrive for these weekend rehearsals having listened to the music beforehand.
There will be a fee for participants to cover room hire and Helen’s expenses. This is being kept as low as possible. The fee per rehearsal will be £30 and the whole period of rehearsing will be divided into blocks of payment. There will be a number of bursary places available at a reduced fee rate. Singers will be able to apply for these places once accepted in to the choir. Helen will assess each application personally and make the decision herself. Criteria will be genuine financial hardship, not necessarily aligned with benefit claims.
The One World show will be performed in London in Spring/Summer 2019. So far the confirmed performance dates are:
Sat 13th April, matinee, Rich Mix, Shoreditch
Sat 27th April, evening, Conway Hall, Holborn
Sat 11th May, venue and time tbc
In addition to music by the One World Choir there will be spoken word and percussion. The spoken word will be a mixture of poetry, readings, theatrical dialogue and rap with new contributions from local spoken word artists. The acclaimed beat poet Chris Paradox has already joined the project – if you are interested in being part of One World contact Helen
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