We here at Forest Voices are well aware of the benefits of singing.
But don’t just take our word for it – come and experience it for yourself! Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it.
In the meantime, enjoy a tune we’ve just started work on….turn it up and sing along :).
After our long Summer break, Forest Voices return to sing again this evening.
We look forward to joining in song once more…..with anticipation of some new tunes and new friends along the way.
New members are always welcome – no auditions! – feel free to contact us for details.
In the meantime, some photographic reflections on the gigs we enjoyed during Summer term – at the Wanstead Tap, Forest Gate Festival and Cross rail Roof Garden…..joining with musical friends The Dog Jammers and Isle of Dogs Voices.
Forest Voices have been busy rehearsing for our forthcoming gig, a collaboration with local musicians The Dog Jammers.
The evening promises top tunes, convivial company and a warm welcome to join in, or just sit and enjoy.
There’ll be favourites old and new, across three sets – choir, choir and band, band – with something for everyone.
Great way to celebrate Midsummer – details on the flyer!
This coming Monday evening, we’ll be joining our friends, the Isle of Dogs Choir, to share some tunes.
We’ll be singing some of our own, and joining forces with them to raise the glass roof!
The singing starts at 6.30pm – we’d love to see you there! Full details in the photos.
So, we’re back after the Whitsun break – and with several upcoming gigs in the diary (watch this space….!), it’s back to rehearsing some fantastic pieces of music for our usual eclectic repertoire.
As always, new members are welcome to join anytime – first session is free :).
Most recently added to the list is this classic from Mr. Spectre and his wall of sound – enjoy!
After what felt like a long break over Easter, Forest Voices returned last Thursday, to sing towards Summer.
This Thursday, we move elsewhere for the evening – to take part in a gig at the Applecart. We’ll be performing a few songs, and providing backing vocals for Carol Grimes on the classic R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
It promises to be a great evening – details here!
Here at Forest Voices, we are well into 2018 and back to singing with gusto.
We are proud to be a community choir, and in this capacity, we have been invited to perform at Newham’s Community Builders event at Stratford Town Hall this evening.
It might be halfterm, but the music goes on! Along with members of NewYVC, we will debut our version of this musical theatre gem – press play and enjoy!
In other news, we’re busy composing an original song to perform as part of the Journey to Justice project…updates will follow.
As we prepare to welcome 2018, Forest Voices can look back on another successful, music-filled year. We go from strength to strength, welcoming new members and adding more gorgeous pieces to our repertoire as we go.
If you are thinking of New Years Resolutions, resolve to improve your well-being with 90+ minutes of therapy a week…also known as our rehearsal/ session every Thursday. Come along and feel the benefits! Just look at the faces in the photos of our festive endeavours – proof (if any were needed) of the joy communal singing brings.
WISHING YOU A HEALTHY, PEACEFUL, JOYOUS NEW YEAR!
from all at Forest Voices
Continue reading “A New Year of Singing Beckons…”
We’ve had a busy time recently, both bringing our community singing sessions to a close and performing various festive duties…..
An undoubted highlight of the year, though, is our annual charity pub crawl. We are hosted eh route by several local hostelries – The Forest Tavern, Fox and Hounds, Holly Tree and tire Golden Fleece – and hopefully manage to persuade revellers to part with a few coins for a good cause.
This year, we have raised just short of £280, in aid of two such causes – a small charity working to raise disability awareness in developing countries, and a Ghanaian village school in need of a new roof. We’ll done, everyone!
We can now relax for a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays, but already look forward to a new year of joyful singing. If you’re making New Year’s resolutions, you could do worse than resolve to join – your health and well-being will benefit enormously. New members always welcome!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT FOREST VOICES!
We have a very busy diary as the Festive season approaches – but we start with the culmination of our community sessions at Stratford and Forest Gate libraries.
We have two ‘informances’, sharing the pieces we have learned together –
Wednesday 22nd. November at The Gate, 6-7.30 pm.
Friday 1St. December at Stratford Library, 6-7.30.
A warm welcome is extended to all, participation will be encouraged and light refreshments made available.
More dates of festive celebration to follow, but in the meantime, heres a taster – we’re currently busy getting our tongues round several languages for this –