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The choir is open to those who live or work in South End Green, Gospel Oak and the Hampstead area.

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The Fleet Singers spring concert, featuring John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit, is on Sunday 31st March 6pm at St Anne's Church at the foot of Highgate West Hill. Feel the Spirit is a cycle of seven spirituals including famous melodies such as ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ and ‘Deep River’. As our conductor Phil Wilcox says: ‘The arrangements are catchy and the choir has really enjoyed working on some of the piece's more challenging rhythms and harmonies.’ The choir will be joined by mezzo-soprano Frances Gregory and, as ever, be accompanied by Philip Godfrey at the piano.

The programme also includes musical pieces by members of the choir ranging from ‘Barbecue Blues’ on recorder to songs ‘Bring him home’, ‘My Lord what a morning’ and ‘Carry me back to old Virginny’. Our soloist and conductor will also perform additional items. And, knowing from recent concerts how much our audiences love to sing, we will join together in a rendition of ‘Wade in the Water’.
Entrance free, donations welcomed. Refreshments.
We are grateful to Veolia for sponsoring the choir and estate agents Hadleigh Residential for sponsoring this concert.

Next rehearsal

Every Monday in term-time, 7.30-9.30 pm at Gospel Oak Methodist Church

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Feel the Spirit March 2019

This spring term the Fleet Singers have been focusing on John Rutter's Feel the Spirit, a fun, moving and challenging set of spirituals, which we'll perform in a concert Sunday 31st March. The choir has really enjoyed working on some of the piece's more challenging rhythms and harmonies under the guidance of our conductor Phil Wilcox and with the support of our brilliant pianist Philip Godfrey. In Phil’s absence, a couple of weeks before the concert, “Antoine DingDong” helped us clarify and energise the rhythms of Jericho, I got a Robe and When All the Saints. Rehearsals can be fun as well as hard work and we always have a sociable break with Fairtrade cuppa and biscuit or occasional celebratory cake.

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