John Beesley's blog

Sunday April 24th was a long and exciting day for Capital Chorus. We'd been invited by the organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon to provide songs to spur on the thousands of runners who, each year, rise to the herculean challenge of pounding the punishing 26 mile course to raise millions of pounds for good causes. We were stationed beside the eighteen mile marker and it was a huge privilege to be able to cheer on the top paralympian athletes, the elite runners, the enthusiasts and those good-humoured souls plodding round the course in fancy dress.

Capital Chorus would like to thank everyone who came to support our recent Valentine Showtime concert at St Barnabas Church in North Ealing.

We had a very enjoyable evening and the appreciative comments we received from those who saw the show only added to the pleasure of singing for a large and enthusiastic audience. The evening also provided an opportunity for us to try out some new songs. They included the old-time classic "Jeepers Creepers", which we'll be performing at this year's British Association of Barbershop Singers' convention at Harrogate in May. We also had a chance to premiere our own take on the familiar folk song "Drunken Sailor".  For those who thought we might really be drunk halfway through the song we promise that we were only acting - honest!

Capital Chorus will once again be running our successful Learn To Sing in Harmony course during the autumn of 2015, with the first session beginning at 7.45pm on Monday, September 21st at Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfields Avenue W13 9PR

The course is designed for men, young or old, who’d like to sing with others. We cater for all levels of experience, so whether you’ve been in a choir before or simply enjoy singing in the shower, you’ll be very welcome. 

The six week course is always a great deal of fun, and there will be the opportunity at the end to invite family and friends to a special performance where you can impress them with your new-found skills. 

Four members of Capital Chorus have landed a role in a quirky and irreverent new show about the twists and turns of the General Election Campaign. The chorus was contacted by the BBC and asked if we could provide a quartet to sing a series of songs and "jingles" for the programme. The call was answered by - from right to left - Khuz (baritone), Paul (bass), Greg (lead) and John (tenor), who are pictured in the studio with producer Leala Padmanabhan, who wrote new words for the occasion to the tune "Mr Sandman".