Christmas jumpers add colour to an exciting festive week
Musically speaking, we like to think we’re known for our matching chords, but the Chorus uniform was distinctively different for our three festive gigs this year. Our MD Pippa Goodall encouraged chorus members to add to the atmosphere by bringing out their favourite Christmas jumpers, and we were more than happy to rise to the sartorial challenge.
Our thanks go out to the many people who stopped to greet us and spent a moment enjoying our mix of popular songs and well-loved Christmas tunes. There was a surprise at our first event, the West Ealing Fair, when the local MP Rupa Huq joined us on stage for a rendition of White Christmas (pictured below):
At our second appearance in the W12 shopping centre, several hundred pounds was raised from generous shoppers for the WellFound charity, which helps provide reliable and clean water for communities in developing countries (see main news picture at the top).
And we had a most enjoyable evening entertaining students and staff at the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck, University of London (picured below). Afterwards the organiser, Rose Devaney said:
“We thought Capital Chorus were just terrific - your sound, your professional attitude and all the good humour.”
The members of Capital Chorus are now enjoying a well-earned rest for the holidays. Our first rehearsal of the New Year is on Monday 4th January.
In the meantime we would like to wish you a very merry Christmas season, and a happy, successful and harmonious 2016.