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!
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AGM postponed to 29th March rehearsal
( no charge to choir members that evening)
22nd March - normal choir rehearsal
We’ve started to build our new collection of songs.
So far we've made a start on:
Angels, You Raise Me Up, Kissed and Missed, California Dreamin’.
The next few months will see us gradually learning more great unforgettable,
love to sing songs.
These will include:
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
I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Fields of Gold -Sting
A Tribute to Queen
Bad Day - Daniel Powder
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Africa – Toto
I Will Always Love Whitney
Look at the World – John Rutter
Christmas is coming!
Our festive repertoire is well underway. We're having great fun singing A Fairytale in New York, Sleigh Ride and Reindeer on the Roof and more...!
Hope you can join us to sing or listen to our upcoming Christmas concerts
September 2022- Welcome Back!
It was lovely to sing together again after our short summer break and we sounded wonderful!
A big welcome to all the new members who joined us for the first time.
Good to have you in the choir and look forward to learning and singing some great songs together.
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?