- Friday 17 May, 7:40pm
- £5.00 to £7.50
Celebrating its tenth year at the festival with a refreshing new name the Dulwich Festival Choir Night is back. A trio of London choirs entertain you with their own unique performance styles.
Tickets: £7.50, Concession: £5.00; plus the Eventbrite booking fee if booked online;
Doors Open 19:40; Show time 20:00 – 22:10
The evening is hosted by a new amateur performance choir based in the heart of East Dulwich, Tongue & Groove made their successful debut at the festival last year and come to you fresh from competing at the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition. Tongue and Groove’s Musical Director Lauren Ronan brings a theatrical approach to pop songs as well as some, soon to be classic, contemporary musical theatre pieces. Formed from local enthusiastic amateurs, you have probably met them shopping on Lordship Lane or waiting for the 185 bus and not realised they had hidden talents (www.tongueandgroove.london).
Our second choir, The Pop-Up Choir were formed in 2009 and based in Kennington. They are a 25-piece a cappella rabble specialising in unforgettable arrangements of high-energy crowd pleasers, from pop and indie classics to spine-tingling soul. Led by Musical Director and Scottish singer-songwriter Genevieve Dawson their previous performances include collaborations with Shlomo at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall, singing atop the World’s Highest Cinema at the Shard as well as events at Oxo Tower, Peckham Levels, The Ritzy, Peckham Liberal Club and Flat Iron Square (www.thepopupchoir.wordpress.com).
Headlining the night are Alle Choir London, a vibrant group of Polish singers bringing Jazz with Pzazz to London. Marta Mathea Radwan formed the group in 2015 for a commission to the European Parliament and their most notable performance was on BBC One’s “Pitch Battle” where they were the only jazz choir in the competition.
Their repertoire spans jazz standards and modern vocal compositions. Alle Choir London sing a cappella and with instrumental backing, bringing rich harmonies and lots of fun to the stage. They’ve performed at the Brandenburg Choral Festival, with Fulham Brass Band and James Lawrence’s Big Band Theory, with London International Gospel Choir. They have also appeared at Polish Jazz Club POSK, the Union Chapel, and Polish churches in London (www.allechoirlondon.com).
Remember, good things sing in threes!