Christmas is coming

Saturday 15 December 2018

7.30pm – St Wilfrid’s Catholic School, Old Horsham Road, Crawley, RH11 8PG

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Phoenix Choir of Crawley, conducted by Samuel Hayes, will be joined by eight professional instrumentalists for this festive musical celebration.
Headlining the programme will be Vivaldi’s fabulous ‘Gloria’; with its exuberant opening and memorable tunes this piece is always popular with singers and audiences.
The opening movement featured in the 1996 film ‘Shine’ and the 2011 film ‘The Hunter’.
There will also be several short choral works suited to the season, and a chance for the audience to join in with some of our favourite carols.
St Wilfrid’s School is a modern comfortable venue, with easy access for wheelchairs or anyone with mobility problems.
There is plenty of free car parking on site, and Metrobus route 23 stops nearby.
Tickets for adults are £13 if bought in advance, or £14 on the door.  Tickets for children aged 16 or under are free, with a paying adult, and full-time students’ tickets are £7.
Tickets are on sale from choir members; from The Music Company, Northgate Parade; or can be ordered via our Contact page or 01293 515287.

Happiness is… singing in a choir

Phoenix Choir of Crawley are looking for new singers to join them for their forthcoming Season.

Whether you chant on the football terraces or with your mates down the pub, sing in the shower or in the car to your favourite tracks on the radio, singing is fun.

Added to this is a growing body of evidence that singing in a group is good for you! The way we breathe together as a group when we sing is an amazing stress-buster and research indicates that singing in a choir helps improve circulation, regulate the heartbeat and boost the immune system.  It is also a great way to meet new people, make friends and learn new skills.

Phoenix Choir is a friendly amateur mixed voice choir, created in 2016 from two long established choirs; Concordia Singers and The Weald Choir, so there is a wealth of experience in running rehearsals, organising concerts, offering singers a chance to ‘find their voice’ and develop their musical ability. We perform with professional soloists and instrumentalists and come from diverse backgrounds, with differing shapes, sizes and ability. We are united by our lively camaraderie, passion for singing and a desire toto bring good music to our community.

Our encouraging and inspirational music director Sam Hayes, will lead an exciting programme this year. A traditional Christmas Concert in December will be followed next Spring by a concert at The Hawth, which will include Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ and a light-hearted, Proms-style Picnic Concert in June 2019.

So why not think about joining us?  You can come along to our Thursday rehearsals,  7.45pm – 9.45 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Wakehurst Drive, Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DL. We don’t hold auditions and you are very welcome to come along as a guest to a few rehearsals before deciding if you would like to join our membership.  To contact us or find out more about our upcoming events, phone 01293 515287 or visit our Contact page.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All details may be subject to change without notice

 

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