The New Egham Singers Summer picnic, prom and memorial concert was due to be held in the theatre and grounds of ACS International School in Egham on 9th July, 2022. Sadly, owing to an outbreak of Covid within the choir, we were forced to postpone to the new date of 8th October, 2022. The concert will still be a memorial and prom concert, but we will no longer be picnicking, and the new venue is St John The Baptist Church in Egham.
We will be fondly remembering four members of NES who died in the last two years, and who were long standing and hugely popular members of the choir. Their families have nominated three charities for us to support at this concert: Motor Neurone Disease Association, Dementia UK and Prostate Cancer UK. The profits of the concert will be split between the three charities, and any donations will obviously be gratefully received. All donations towards sponsored songs will go directly to your nominated charity.
The summer concert is always a highlight of the NES calendar, rounding off our choir year and finishing with some 'Prom' style, patriotic pieces (such as Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia!). While the first half will be dedicated to memorial pieces, we will also be singing some classic tunes including (among others!) Bring Me Sunshine, Lean on Me, Hallelujah and Mr Blue Sky.
Tickets £12 and are on sale using the link below, from www.ticketsource.co.uk/new-egham-singers or at rehearsal.
Spring Concert - Saturday 9th April, 2022 The Rose Theatre, St Mary's School, Ascot
The New Egham Singers (NES), performed their Spring Concert on Saturday 9th April to an appreciative audience at The Rose Theatre (St Mary’s School, Ascot). They were joined by representatives of Englefield Green Child Contact Centre, part of the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC), the charity who will benefit from proceeds from this, and the Christmas concert later in the year. Ali Watts from the Centre told the audience about the work they do to support children locally, and the need for funds to support their work.
The concert, compered by Steven Spencer, with Musical Director Dr Guy Bunce and accompanist Jonny Lane, performed a range of wonderfully upbeat pieces reflecting the ‘feel-good-factor’ as things return to a semblance of normality for the choir. This included Build Me Up Buttercup, I’m into Something Good and a personal favourite of the Musical Director, Sweet Home Chicago. Members of the choir even swapped into dark glasses for this piece! The audience were also treated to a stunning violin solo of the Brahms Hungarian Dance number 5 from David Iggulden (who stepped in at the last moment to cover a soloist who was unwell) and a beautiful solo rendition of ‘I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls’ by choir member Siw Harston. Two members of the choir, Theresa Butcher and Laura-Jane Gravett also supported the choir with solos in Something Inside So Strong, and the Progeny Chamber Choir performed ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ and ‘Softly as I Leave You’.
Commenting on the concert, MD Dr Guy Bunce said: “We all very much enjoyed performing in this lovely venue, especially having been unable to perform our Spring concert for the past 2 years. It’s always great to receive feedback on our concerts and I had a number of audience members coming up to me afterwards saying how enjoyable it was to sit in the audience again and enjoy the music. Everyone in the choir worked hard to prepare and should be very proud of their performance”.
VIRTUAL CHOIR FUNDRAISER LAUNCH MAY 2021
New Egham Singers is very proud to unveil our Virtual Choir fundraising project in support of Thames Hospice!
As well as our latest project, NES and Progeny have been meeting online since March 2020 making the following performances in lockdown.