Solid Harmony would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the Jack Petchey Foundation and their donation of £2000 to the choir and their projects.
Stephen Corriette presented the cheque to the choir during rehearsal and was treated to a sneak peek at some of the new material they have been working on.
The performance was very good, as it went well accordingly to the way we rehearsed it. The choir also had some very positive feedback from the audience, whom seemed to really enjoy the repertoire that we performed.
It was also very interesting to experience other cultures and traditions. There were also some varieties of different types of goods from different countries all over the world, which was very tasty and delicious. They also had traditional dances from all over the world as well as a fashion show.
It was a fun day for all of us, I hope they hold this event again next year!
Good afternoon to all – hope you are all enjoying the sun as it gradually comes out to play!
I have some good news for you all as the site has two new galleries for your viewing pleasure. They both include pictures from the choir’s last two performances – which were both excellent by the way!
Don’t forget, Solid Harmony will be performing at the Barbican on the 25th June as part of the Newham Youth Arts Festival.
Don’t forget to keep checking the news section for up-to-the-minute info about Solid Harmony.
This coming Tuesday (31st May), Solid Harmony will be performing as part of the Raw Talent showcase in Central London.
Here is some info from the organisers:
31st May, The Boiler House, The Old Truman Brewery
On the 31st May 2005 there will be a unique event taking place at the Boiler House. 'Raw Talent'05 - Private View' is organised by this summer's graduating designers in conjunction with East London charities. There will be a variety of performances including a fashion show, street dance, and choir.
The teams of students and charities are inviting guests from the design industries and charitable sectors, and hope you are able to join them on what looks to be a very exciting day.
Doors open at 14:00hrs, show starts at 14:30hrs
Refreshments will be provided.
Tune in to BBC World Service this Sunday (20th Mar) to hear coverage of the Ceremony held in Westminster on Monday.
Click on the following link from 10am, tune in via DAB or Digital Television. (This link is active for seven (7) days and will be archived after that.)
Come see Solid Harmony perform next week at NewVIc’s Annual Fashion Show. They will be performing on both shows – 3pm and 6pm, and will be singing a few songs during the show.
Solid Harmony Choir welcomed the expertise of Diwele when he came to take Solid Harmony through their paces in the music room at NewVIc.
He taught them traditional South African choreography to dance with their repertoire of songs by Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela. Thank you Diwele!
World Music performer Kate Waterfield dropped by NewVIc yesterday to introduce Solid Harmony to the wonders of Scandanavian melodies.
She taught the hauntingly beautiful song called ‘Sowilo’. In this piece, the sections within the choir chant seperate melodies, which go round in a moment of experimentation and improvisation.
Kate’s album will be available on Changing World from June the 6th.
We’re back from our Easter break – we all hope you enjoyed yours? – and we have a few dates for you to put in your diaries. Click on any of the links for further details.
Solid Harmony will be performing at Stratford Circus on the 23rd of this month (April) as part of the FLYA 2005 event in London. It should be a fantastic evening filled with talent from all the different boroughs in East London.
Then on the 26th May as part of the NewVic College Fashion Show and on the 25th June, the choir will be performing at the Barbican Concert Hall as part of the music strand of the Newham Arts Festival.
As part of the BIG SING, they will be performing on a stage witn two massed combined schools choirs, and the Newham Academy Orchestra. Not to be missed!
On Tuesday 23rd November, Sarah came to lead a choir rehearsal with Solid Harmony, teaching them her own beautiful arrangement of ‘Make me an instrument of your Peace’. In just one session the choir had added it to their ever widening repertoire and would like to thank Sarah and her assistant Diane Leak for a thoroughly enjoyable rehearsal!
Sarah Jewell leads the Songlines Choirs in North London. They sing a wide range of folk and gospel songs from around the world, mostly arranged by Sarah herself.