Dear friends and supporters, new and old members and funders,

Solid Harmony start back in rehearsals on Tuesday 14th September 2010, 5.15pm – 7.15pm at NewVIc as usual. Already their performance calandar has dates before and after Christmas!

The last few months leading up to the summer holidays were filled with special guest Leaders, performances and in-depth training opportunities for the choir. We sang for the NewVIc Music night at Stratford Circus, the Newham Music Festival at the Royal Festival HallSouthbank and sang and mentored young singers from NYPC for the London SING UP Community intensive 3-day training event at Stratford Circus, led by Dr. Doreen RaoLee Kesselman and Eugene Rogers from the CME faculty, USA.

Solid Harmony would like to extend a particular thank you to DoreenLee and Eugene for their vision and inspiration on philosophy, skills and repertoire, to Mathew Brady for the sessions leading up to CME London, (Good luck in your new post in N.Y.C. Mathew!) and to all our guest leaders from last year, including  Paul Watsonand Geneta Crooke.

Also to our own developing leaders from the choir, Bukky Abdul, Naomi Scarlett and Stefan Vitalis. It is a privilege to learn and grow with you all for us!

So now, “Onwards and Upwards” into the new academic year, thanks to our funders, Newham Council, the Jack Petchey Foundation and NewVIc!