Popular choir heads to Stratford
PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:48 28 September 2015
A popular local choir will be taking audiences back in time with their next concert.
The Newham Super Choir will be performing at St John’s Church, in Broadway, Stratford, on Friday.
The choir will be joined by younger singers from NewYVC Vocal Collective for the ‘Singin’ ‘bout our Generation’ show.
During the show, the NewVic Sixth Form College Choir will be led by Jane Wheeler, of Newham Young Peoples Chorus, while Newham Super Choir will be led by Sovra Newman.
The choirs will cover tracks from the 1940’s all the way to the 1970’s as part of the show.
A spokeswoman for the event said: “This time Newham Super Choir will be joined by a choir from New Vic sixth form college, NewYVC Vocal Collective, showing them that the music of their heyday was every bit as good as anything written today maybe even better!
“So if you like songs that were performed by Glen Miller to Paul McCartney this is for you.”
The choir was first launched in 2006 by Sovra, who is an acclaimed soprano and professional pianist Tim Smith.
The group aim to select songs which appeal to all audiences, including, jazz, folk and classical.
The spokeswoman said: “Newham Super Choir has been extremely busy in the last 2 years. Thanks to grants from Aspers Casinos Good Causes Fund and Go For It!
“They mounted 3 hugely successful major concerts in 2014.”
She added: “The choir’s next show will be in December when they will be rejoining St. Francis’ RC Primary School to present a glorious Carol & Christmas Song Concert.”
The Singin’ ‘bout Our Generation show takes place at 7pm on Friday.
Entry is free. Refreshments will also be available. For more information visit: newhamsuperchoir.org
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