Tag Archives: pop

Matilda

As you know, I’m currently working my way through all my favourite pop songs and musicals to put together next term’s repertoire for Express Yourself Pop Choir. Our first rehearsal is Monday 9th January 2017 and we always welcome new members with open arms so pop along to Lyppard Hub, Warndon Villages, Worcester WR4 0SY. We’re a community choir so there are no auditions and everyone is welcome.

A couple of years ago I organised choir trip to London to see Matilda. It was a fantastic day and an amazing show. There are so many great songs but I have a particular soft spot for Naughty and the super cute When I Grow Up.

I love watching this medley of the two songs from a Royal Variety Performance.

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When I’m Gone – Pitch Perfect

I’m working my way through the long list of songs suggested by the choir for next term’s Express Yourself Pop Choir “Stage and Screen” show.

Pitch Perfect is obviously going to be a favourite film for singers! Some great arrangements and mashups of songs sung by the Barden Bella’s and their acapella rivals. However there’s also a lovely gem sung by Beca for her Bella audition known as The Cup Song because it’s accompanied by rhythm cups. It also made a gorgeous harmonious appearance in Pitch Perfect 2 round the campfire.

Lulu and the Lampshades added the cup rhythms, and lots more, in their version called You’re Gonna Miss Me which is a cover of The Carter Family‘s When I’m Gone. It’s fascinating to listen to the different versions.

However here it is done brilliantly as always by YouTube superstar, musician and songwriter Kurt Schneider with Sam Tsui, Alex G and Kina Grannis. A beautiful arrangement, excellent musicianship and accomplished Rhythm Cupping!!

Remember the new term starts on Monday 9th January 2017 at 7:30pm at Lyppard Hub, Warndon Villages, Worcester. No auditions and everyone’s welcome.

Stage and Screen

What a fantastic year 2016 was for Express Yourself Pop Choir. We had two amazing concerts to raise money for the Myriad Centre in Worcester and now we’re all enjoying a break over Christmas.

However, while you’re all relaxing (well, at least I hope you are – for a few minutes at least) I’m busy trawling through all the suggestions for next term provided by the choir.

The final list is still a way off, but I’ll share some of the suggestions from the choir. Our theme is Stage and Screen so we’ll have a good spread of classic and modern show tunes with a bit of pop thrown in!

If you’re interested in joining us, our next rehearsal is on Monday 9th January at 7:30pm at the Lyppard Hub, Warndon Villages, Worcester.

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New Term Starts Monday 13th April 2015

After our amazing Spring Concert last weekend we are taking a well deserved break.

If you want to join the Express Yourself Pop Choir then we’re learning all new songs for our Summer Show. Just pop along on Monday 13th April at 7:30pm at Lyppard Grange Community Centre. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome.

We’d love to see you!

Beggin’

We don’t need to beg you to come to pop choir! Not after you’ve seen how much fun we have!

So how about you come and try us out this Monday at 7:30pm at Lyppard Grange Community Centre.

Here’s a little taste of what we’ll be doing…

Running Up That Hill

No!! Don’t be silly! I haven’t got any daft New Year’s Resolutions involving running!

My New Year’s Resolution is to sing more… is that even possible?

If your resolution is to do something new, something musical, something fun or perhaps something “Just for you”, then come along to Express Yourself Pop Choir. We meet at 7:30pm every Monday in term-time at Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Worcester, WR4 0SY and sing fun pop songs and show tunes.

Here’s one by Kate Bush that we’ll be doing this week! Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year 2015!

It’ll be a happy new year on 5th January 2015 when Express Yourself Pop Choir starts their new term.

Brand new year, brand new term and brand new songs. 

There’s no better time to join us. Everyone is welcome. 7:30pm on Mondays at Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Worcester WR4 0DZ. £5 per week.

Call Helen on 01905 747827 or email harussell@gmail.com if you want to come and sing.

Watch this space for details of the new songs!