Silent Film Night
Saturday 31st October 7.00pm
On the scariest night of the year, a taste of roaring 1920’s London came to Camberwell!
Our 1920’s silent film, Piccadilly, was accompanied by Camberwell Community Choir and jazz band Speakeasy and Swing. In a packed church, director E.A. Dupont’s film of ambition, desire and jealousy came to life. There were a lot of ooh’s and ahh’s in the film and afterwards a ‘speakeasy’ feel 20’s jazz night in the crypt downstairs.
This was our fourth silent film evening at St Giles’ – plans are already afoot for next year!
St Giles’ Day Choral Evensong
Sunday 6th September 3.00pm
At the start of September, we all came together to sing Choral Evensong for St Giles’ Day. ‘We’ as in St Giles’ Choir, members from Camberwell Community Choir, Southwark Pensioner’s Choir, Camberwell Choir School, Mind and Soul Choir – and quite a few ‘freelancers’ as well!
For a service lasting just 45 minutes there was a lot to sing! Music included Purcell’s ‘Thou knowest Lord’, Responses by Rose, Canticles by Stanford and Rutter’s ‘A Gaelic Blessing’. As well as a couple of hymns and a psalm for good measure. And with just under two hours to bring everything together, it was a real work out for all concerned. But it was definitely worth it. The choir made a fantastic sound and it was the perfect way to end a happy, sunny St Giles’ Day.
Great choirs, funky music, a brilliant host – our second Masters of Pop concert at St Giles’ went down a treat. This year we had the Pop-Up Choir, Camberwell Community Choir and The Buzztones providing music – and special guest Tina C MC’d.
Check out the Pop-Up choir in action here.
Camberwell Comunity Choir Spring Concert
Saturday 28th March 7.30pm
The theme this year was night and day. We had a great audience who enjoyed songs by The Kinks, Nina Simone and Billy Joel. At the end we involved the audience in a singalong of ‘Night and Day’ in Ella Fitzgerald style which made everyone smile! The concert was free to all but we took donations for Ronald McDonald House in Camberwell and raised a fantastic £193.