After a long break from performing due to the pandemic it was wonderful come together to sing at a Combined Choirs Concert in April 2022 at All Saints Church in Clifton. This was a short concert of freshly written arrangements and new music by composers Jeremy Avis and Rebecca Askew, performed by the Hidden Gems and Bristol Voices choirs. The acoustics at All Saints are wonderful and both choirs showcased their own repertoire before joining forces at the end of the concert. A retiring collection in aid of the Ukraine humanitarian appeal raised £620.
Borderlands UK – 22 June 2019
We had a great time performing the songs we have learnt with Jeremy this year as well as raising awareness and funds for Borderlands UK. The event raised over £700 for the charity and a huge thank you goes to everyone who attended and gave so generously.
We were joined by the Gasmen Collective choir who sang a good number of songs – a couple of them were very funny to watch and listen to!
One of the songs we loved performing with the Gasmen Collective was the Chorus of Hebrew Slaves by Verdi and is the only song accompanied by Jeremy on his keyboard.
Here is a full list of the songs (MP3):
If you would like to know more about the charity, have a look at the charity’s website: https://www.borderlands.uk.
Choir Convention, St Georges – 17 March 2019
We had a fabulous time singing at the 2019 Choir convention on Sunday 17 March. Our MD, Jeremy Avis, set the choir two very challenging, but wonderful songs to sing:
Wangol – a beautiful Haitian folk song expressing hope of the Haitian people for change and a brighter future for their country. Wangol is a spirit and he is addressed in the song “Wangol, you are leaving. When will I see you again? The country is changing.”
Click here to view the video of Wangol.
Cablecar – a poem written by Lawrence Sail (2002) about the journey of a cablecar rising from the bottom of the valley up to the dizzy heights. Music arranged by Jeremy.
Click here to view the video of Cablecar.
In 2018, we performed a sample of our favourite songs at St Georges and held a fabulous Christmas open rehearsal and singalong for friends, family and choir supporters in December. This will definitely become a regular annual event.
We sang at Borderlands in May and December 2017 – two great performances!
And in December 2015 – we performed at Southmead Hospital atrium.