Organoke – karaoke on a church organ. A world first at St Giles’ in the summer of 2016!
The idea behind organoke was to use our church organ in a really unique way – and get the local community to come along for the ride.
With a fully stocked bar, an army of volunteers, the awesome Jordana Leighton, a few microphones, the amazing Ida Barr (Kitt Green) as M.C. and a few musician friends of Ashley the organist – we did just that!
Dancing in the aisles, classics by Madonna and Dolly Parton, amazing solos worthy of an X Factor final – just a few of the happenings on that night. And talk about volume – never before in living memory has the organ of St Giles’ been completely drowned out by singing!
Local reaction on the ground was amazing – thanks for all the tweets, photographs, status updates and messages. Organoke was the opening night of the Camberwell Arts Festival – it was a great way to start. Organoke II is coming on Saturday 17th December at 7pm – don’t miss out, buy tickets today! www.organoke.com
[Photographs courtesy of Tom Leighton]