Public performance opportunity alert!

Southbank Winter Festival set 

I know, I know, one of our mottos is It’s Not a Rehearsal, Not a Performance but at Christmas we make an exception and take London’s Favourite Night of Renaissance Motets & Booze!™ to an actual audience.

We have a 25 minute gig at the prime spot of the Southbank Centre’s Riverside Terrace Cafe on the evening of Tuesday December 6th, as one of Voicelab’s Winter Festival Pop-Up Choirs.

We’ll be singing to the public some of the highlights of previous yuletide setlists, including the Victoria O magnum mysterium, the H. Praetorius Joseph lieber and the Gesius/Bach In Dulci Jubilo.

If you’d like to be considered for the event, you’ll need to be able to:

  • attend an hour’s rehearsal at 5.45pm on December 5th (immediately before the Christmas PDtP session; see below) in the Horse and Stables pub
  • commit to learning the music beforehand and coming to the rehearsal fully prepared
  • be at the Southbank Centre at 5.45pm on the evening of December 6th.

If you can do all of the above, fill in this form:

Please note that we will have limited space at the venue and will need to balance the voices, so we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wants to take part – but we’ll do our darndest! (I’m also looking into one more performance opportunity later in December so don’t be too upset if you miss out on this one.)

PDtP Christmas 2016

The booking for our regular Christmas PDtP session goes live at 5pm on Friday November 25th, with the remaining spaces becoming available at 9am the next day.

As last year, we’ll be collecting for the Royal Voluntary Service on the night. Suggested donation is £5 per singer, though please give more if you can.

(If you’re picked for the Southbank gig on the 6th then you’ll automatically be given a spot at the session, but please bear in mind the donation requirement.)

That’s it for now – looking forward to seeing some of you on Monday at our November PDtP session.




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K O'Neill

I am a classical music enthusiast and a lover of choral music in particular. I run the Polyphony Down the Pub social/singing night, probably the most thrilling singing-Renaissance-motets-in-the-backroom-of-a-pub experience you could ever hope to have.

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