Birdsong

Our repertoire is constantly expanding. Lately, we have been learning a beautiful arrangement of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s song, ‘Blackbird’. If you’d like to sing along, why not join us? We meet every Thursday during term time, 7.15pm at Woodgrange school, and we love to welcome new members. See the About Us section on this site for more information about how to join.

Cutler Night at the Camden People’s Theatre

Forest Voices is excited to be participating in a special event at Camden People’s Theatre to celebrate the life and work of Scotland’s alternative national poet, Ivor Cutler. Whether you know Cutler’s stuff well or you’ve never heard of him, the evening will be a fantastic chance to hear a selection of his poems and songs by actors, musicians and artists, including the team behind 2014’s award-nominated NTS and Vanishing Point show, The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler. The evening kicks off at 7.30pm, and £10 tickets are available here. Just remember to applaud at half-volume… We hope to see you there!

And the total is…

We had a fantastic evening singing and dancing our way around Forest Gate, and raised £159.86 for the Disability and Development Partners. This is a UK-based charity that works with partners in in post conflict Angola and Mozambique, in Ethiopia and India to campaign against landmines and distribute prosthetic limbs. More about DDPUK here. Congratulations one and all, and a very Merry Christmas!

Annual Charity Pub-Crawl and Carol Singing

Each year, we carol sing around Forest Gate’s pubs to raise money for a local charity, the Disability and Development Partners (DDP). This year, our carolling pub crawl will be 19th December, 2014, starting at the Forest Tavern at 7pm, moving onto the Holly Tree, and finishing up at the Golden Fleece. It’s always great fun, and a brilliant way to get everyone feeling the festive spirit. If you would like to sing with us, see the About Us page for information about how to join Forest Voices.

Choir: the best exercise

Singing is good for you! If you don’t believe us, then watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEJO6bO-Cqk

Come and reap the health benefits, and join us on Thursday. We’ve been rocking Madonna, getting to grips with Blur, and falling in love with our bicycles. There’s talk of an informal performance as part of Chorus, a fabulous festival of choirs and singing at the Southbank Centre (dates and info to follow) and it won’t be long before we start gearing up for our annual charity carolling pub crawl. With the nights drawing in, it’s a great time to get into singing. It’s not only good for your lungs, it’s great for the soul!

Sing with us!

Forest Voices is back and singing after the summer break, shaking it up, and sounding great! The new song book includes a mix of music: familiar classics, a few new tunes, some to learn by ear, others to test our sight-reading skills. In no particular order, we have a traditional Colombian song called “Velo Qué Bonito”, Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita”, “Ngo 1940” arranged by Bryan Welton, and “Tender” by Blur.

If you love to sing, even if you haven’t sung for a while, this is a great time to join the choir as we’ve just started the new term. There are no auditions, it’s a really friendly atmosphere, and everyone is welcome. We meet at Woodgrange School every Thursday evening from 7.15-8.45pm. For more information, see the About Us section on this site, or email e7forestvoices@gmail.com. We’d love to see you there!