We do two sessions per week: one outdoors, opposite peckham rye park, in my very large garden; and one online, using special software. This makes the choir completely safe for those who are sheilding, or are concerned about passing on or contracting coronavirus.
We now have our own technician (Kath de la Harpe) who will help new members set up their computer to join us, this usually requires an ethernet cable, a 20 pound pair of gaming headphones and a download of the free software. We have members from as far afield as Scotland and Wales.
Here is our Livestreamed Christmas Concert. No post production of any kind.
I have been a choir leader for a number of community choirs, including the National Theatre choir.
Sing Eazy meet on wednesdays at 12pm – 1.15pm (late arrival, or early departure is fine), covid safe in my garden (and occasionally simultaneously online) opposite Peckham Rye Park, London. We also meet in real time online on Fridays at 6 45 pm. Members are free to come to either or both sessions. We do NOT use backing tracks, singing either acapella or with my guitar or piano. All members get simple lyric charts (with harmony notes written in), plus the option of notated choral scores and audio learning tracks. We pride ourselves on being very bold in our choice of material; most of what we want to sing can’t be found in choral arrangement books, so they are mostly my own arrangements – but sometimes we like to dive into a song we fancy on the day and make up our parts there and then. In the last few years we have sung: Lots of Neil Young, some classic Elton, Sade, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Thomas Tallis, Joan as Policewoman, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Earth Wind and Fire, plus we gathered a mob of friends and performed the choral version of my christmas single. (performance starts halfway through)
The choir is non audition, and the emphasis is on having fun and connecting with new friends, whilst developing a sense of how the language of music actually works, as related to singing. It’s also about finding a way into music as a ‘non musician’. I honestly don’t think anyone who has come along, hasn’t improved as a singer and a musician.
I was the choir leader for Goose Green Community choir for a number of years, but am all better now (only kidding).
Anyone interested in coming along should contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
or call me on 07960288053