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 –
Here’s the Newest magazine feature, showing details of the community singing sessions well be hosting to ward off the Winter blues – come along to any or all. Everyone welcome!
Exciting times here at Forest Voices – we’re branching out!
In association with LBNewham, we are hosting some community singing evenings at Stratford Library and The Gate.
These will begin with a session at The Gate on Weds 11th. Oct, and at Stratford Library on Fri 20th. Oct. Venues will alternate each week thereafter (details above). Its also made the Newham magazine!
Come along for some musical relaxation with a friendly vibe – you can look forward to learning a mixed repertoire of pieces, including those in the links below. All welcome, no experience required.
Forest Voices returned to sing this week, after our long Summer break.
We welcomed back our existing members, and were delighted to see new faces too!
Jane has clearly been busy, and we wasted no time getting started on our new repertoire (see links below).
These are already sounding gorgeous, but don’t take our word for it – come along and find out for yourselves. New members are welcome at any time!
On Saturday 19th. August, we’ll be singing our support for a local charity, the wonderful Richard House Children’s Hospice.
We’ll be on at 2:30pm, as part of their annual Summer community event – come along and help support the amazing work they do!
Details of the event are in the link below….
Our term may have ended, but we’re still singing!
On Tuesday 18th July, we will join with young voices gathered at the Southbank Centre, for ‘Peace in Every Voice’. As part of a lovely varied programme, we (along with other choirs in the audience) will join the performers for the first and last pieces of the evening.
Tickets are still available, details on the link below.
We are delighted to have been given a slot to perform at this year’s Chorus Festival.
It takes place this weekend, and features workshops, interactive displays and lots of different choirs to enjoy.
We are performing at 3.45 on the Sunday (July 2nd.), on the Mandela stage. In the shadow of his statue, we will present a varied programme from gospel to contemporary indie tunes, via a few African nods to Nelson. Details of the festival are in the link below.
Exciting stuff – break a leg, everyone :)!
Festival trailer –
On June 18th, Forest Voices will join forces with New YVC and The Stratford Library Singers to bring music to the Olympic Park.
The event is part of The Great Get Together, and we’ll be singing at the acoustic tent, somewhere between 2 and 4pm.
Pack a picnic, keep your fingers crossed for favourable weather – and come along!
Details can be found in the link below.
…and we say, it’s alright!
Has the sunshine put you in the mood to sing? Forest Voices can lift your spirits, whatever the weather chooses to do.
We’re currently learning a new song to sing as part of a massed choir of voices at the Festival Hall in July – details to follow.