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Region 2 Fall Music School

Some of our Chorus members attended the Fall Regional School on the weekend.  The "Stage Coaches" gave us hints and tips on characterization and bringing unity to our performance.

We also enjoyed the Parade of Champions where the Region's 2017 International representatives performed for us.  Good luck to Fusion, The Vibe, Grand Traverse Show Chorus and Shoreline Sounds Chorus as they compete in Las Vegas in 2 weeks.


London Chorus Peddles for Heart & Stroke

On Wednesday August 23 members of the Chorus rasied money and awareness for Heart & Stroke on their Big Bike Ride.

We rode the bike built for 30 through the streets of downtown London singing, cheering and having a load of fun.

 


London Chorus Wins Mid-Size Division!

We had an exciting Regional Competition this weekend.  London Chorus placed 1st in the Mid-Sized division and 2nd over all in Saturday's Chorus competition.

Congratulations to HOT WIRE Quartet  for placing 2nd in Friday night's Quartet competition.


London Loves Coaching with Erin!

We had a great Region 2 coaching day with Erin Howden on Sunday February 5. 

Erin demonstrated how to improve your performance and give to your audience through interactive play and live coaching demonstrations of Seaway Sounds, Grand Harmony and London Choruses.  What a great way to spend a Sunday!

Thanks to the great organizing committee led by our very own Jo Kulik!


Increasing our Artistry with Mo Field

We had an amazing, energizing coaching experience last night with Mo Field.  She and Julia worked with us to build our artistry and honesty in our performance.

Thanks Mo!  Together we made beautiful music and had quite a few good laughs in the process.


Thames Valley Show Chorus entertains the Christmas Crowd

We held a successful Christmas Show and Tea at Riverside United Church on Saturday December 3.  The audience enjoyed performances from the Chorus and 3 of our Quartets (Everyday People, Imagine That and Short & Sweet) and participated in a rousing Sing Song.  

Under the direction of Master Director Julia Beadle the favourite performances were the Chorus's new song Hallelujah and one of our favourite Greg arrangements of Mary Did You Know.  

The quartets each brought their own personalities to the Show through their song selections.

Our MC was Brock University Radio & Broadcast student Amanda Bullard.  Amanda is a daughter of one of our Chorus members.  She has helped us in years past with ticket sales, ushering and stage props. 


We've Moved!

The London Chorus began a new chapter in our history!  We have moved to Riverside United Church for our weekly rehearsals (451 Dunedin Dr, off of Riverside Dr just west of Wonderland Road).

Our new space is bright, big and has windows!  We are excited for our new space and after one rehearsal it already feels like home.

Come down and visit us any Wednesday from 7-9:30 pm.


Coaching Sessions to Start 2016 Off Right!

We've started the year off with 2 dynamite coaching sessions.  First our very own arranger Greg Backwell came to teach us a song.

Then Erin Howden came out to coach us on our Choreography and Performance.  

2 amazing nights!  2 amazing coaches!


Merry Christmas at My Sister's Place

On Christmas Eve a double quartet from the Chorus sang at a local women's shelter, My Sister's Place.  The beauty of the women at MSP came through their voices and enthusiasm during the sing-a-long.  This experience made all of our Christmas's just that much more special.   


Sold Out Christmas Tea!

The Thames Valley Show Chorus held 2 Christmas Shows on Saturday November 28.  The afternoon Tea was standing room only at the Polish Combantants Hall in London.  J.J. Freebird joined the Chorus and Quartets for a full evening of musics and festivities.

We celebrated recently retired member Agnes Male's 98 birthday during the Tea.  It was great to see many of our past members, friends and families at both our shows. Off Beat, Everyday People, Venture and Splice quartets entertained along with the Chorus.  It was exciting for our new members to perform with us for their first time as well.  Can't wait for next year!!


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