WELCOME TO CRESCENDO
DERBY'S COMMUNITY CHOIR
Looking for a friendly choir in Derby to sing with?
Want to have fun learning new music and great harmonies?
Then Crescendo choir is for you.
WHERE AND WHEN WE SING
We meet each Wednesday at the Fraser Hall, Leylands Retirement Village, Broadway,
Derby DE22 1AY
Rehearsals are from 7.30pm - 9.30pm
and the 2 hours is broken up by a cuppa somewhere in the middle!
30th August and 6th September - SUMMER BREAK . NO REHEARSALS
21st October - Crich Transport Museum
9th December - Christmas Concert at St. Nicholas Church, Allestree
18th February - Charity Concert Derby Playhouse
We’ve started to build our new collection of songs.
The next few months will see us gradually learning more great unforgettable,
love to sing songs.
Angels - Robbie Willams
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
Kissed and Missed - 50's medley
California Dreamin’- The Beach Boys
My Heart Will Go On - from Titanic
At the Hop – 50’s rock n roll
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell recently released by Emilia Jones
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Fields of Gold -Sting
Enjoy Yourself - most recent cover by Jools Holland
Speechless - from Disney's Aladdin
I Will Always Love Whitney - Whitney Houston medley
July 2023 - Performances coming up!
Crescendo has a varied concert programme coming up over the next few months. Starting off
with a performance at Crich Tramway Museum in October followed by
a Christmas Concert at St. Nicholas Church in Allestree in December.
Save the date! 18th February 2024
We are excited to announce our Charity Concert at Derby Playhouse
on Sunday February 18th, 2024
So keep the date free with further details and how to purchase tickets to follow!
June 2022 - Crescendo, Derby's Community Choir has raised an amazing £2,200 for local Derby based charity Annabel’s Angels at our Repton concert on May 7th 2022.
Originally the concert was due to take place on 21 March 2020 – two days before lockdown. Little did we know it would be two years before the concert could finally take place!
On 7 May 2022, we celebrated performing together at the magnificent Pears Hall at Repton School watched by over 200 family and friends were entertained by a full repertoire of songs from the shows, standards and three outstanding solos, demonstrating a varied range of voices and interests.
Musical Director Robin Fugill said “A thoroughly entertaining evening of memorable songs, sung memorably by a great choir.”
Thank you to everyone who made the concert possible (you know who you are!) helped on the night, baked cakes, donated raffle prizes, performed and came to listen and gave so generously.
Musical Director Robin Fugill presents the cheque for £2,200 to Annabel's Angels. This local charity raises funds and provides support for families living with cancer in Derby.
Rachel Hayward, Chair of the charity and a member of the choir said “Our grant scheme is funded through fundraising events and public donations which was all but wiped out by the restrictions over the last 2 years. This funding has come just at the right moment, and we will be able to support at least 10 families. We are so thankful to the choir for agreeing to perform and waiting those 2 long years to showcase their amazing voices”.
For more information on Annabel’s Angels https://www.annabelsangels.co.uk/
To all the wonderful choir. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness in making our Christmas Fair one to remember...can I book you for next Christmas?