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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.

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…

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!

New Term – New Songs

Express Yourself Pop Choir is taking a break now over the summer holidays but we’ll be back as usual on Monday nights at 7:30pm at Lyppard Grange Community Centre from Monday 1st September 2014

All new songs in September – so I’ll be busy over the summer break choosing the best of current and classic pop with some funky show tunes to add a bit of cheese!!

Have a great summer and see you in September!

 

5th Anniversary Show

Tickets are now on sale for our 5th Anniversary Show

Saturday 12th July 2014 at 2pm at Woodgreen Evangelical Church, Worcester WR4 0SR

Come and see the Express Yourself Pop and Show Tunes Choir

with special guests the Lyppard Grange Primary School Key Stage 1 Choir

Tickets available online at http://www.wegottickets.com/expressyourselfmusic

 

All New Pop Choir

So last night we had a record number of singers at Pop Choir! Because we’ve joined forces with the Show Tunes Choir!

Instead of coming out on two different nights for Pop Song and Show Tunes, you can now come to one all singing, all dancing (well not so much of the dancing!) super choir!!

No need to choose! Come and do both!!

Mondays at 7:30pm at Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Warndon Villages, Worcester WR4 0DZ. Give Helen a call on 01905 747827 if you’re interested in joining us!

See you there!!

All set for the new term

So, after a busy Christmas I have finally chosen all the songs for this term. Interested in what we’re singing? Well here they are!

Bus Stop – The Hollies
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Roar – Katy Perry
Starman – David Bowie
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Happy Working Song – Enchanted
Prologue – Little Shop Of Horrors
Seasons of Love – Rent
Stranger in Paradise – Kismet
What’s Up Duloc? – Shrek
You Make Me Feel So Young – Three Little Girls In Blue

Grand Finale – Well – I’ve got to keep something as a surprise!!!

We meet at Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Warndon, Worcester WR4 0DZ on Mondays at 7:30pm. If you want to join us then give Helen a call on 01905 747827 or email harussell@gmail.com

Happy New Year

Well 2013 was a fantastic year for Express Yourself Pop Choir and Express Yourself Show Tunes Choir. We found a fabulous new concert venue at Tudor Grange Academy Worcester and had three cracking shows there. Plus a wonderful workshop and concert at the Worcester Music Festival 2013.

But here we are in 2014 ready for another exciting year. This September will see the fifth anniversary of our first rehearsal, who knew then what was to be in store!

Perhaps you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to make more music, to join a contemporary community choir or just to make new friends. If so, then joining one of our fun non-audition choirs is the answer! There’s no need to read music and everyone is welcome. Join our mixed Express Yourself Pop Choir, which meets on Mondays at 7:30pm. You can pay weekly if you’re not sure you can commit, or monthly or termly to get a discount.

Just give me a ring on 01905 747827 or email harussell@gmail.com

Happy Working Song

One of my favourite movies is the 2007 Disney film Enchanted. It’s a clever homage/parody of the classic Disney Princess films. It uses a mixture of animation and live action. What makes it such a wonderful parody is the fact the cute songs are written by Oscar winner and Disney stalwart Alan Menken!

The main character is Giselle (Amy Adams), a peasant girl living in Fairy Tale Land (as a cartoon!) who it seems is destined to marry her one true love, the handsome prince Edward (James Marsden). Unfortunately for her, Edward’s wicked stepmother (Susan Sarandon) tricks her into falling through a portal into real life New York! Where the characters are not simpering naive cartoons, but hardened live action New Yorkers.

Giselle meets McDreamy, ahem I mean Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and he takes her in – for one night only! In the morning she awakes and is horrified to see the state of his apartment so decides to clean it up in true Disney style with the help of some little animal helpers (although New York animals aren’t quite as clean and fluffy as those in Fairytale Land) and of course a Happy Working Song!

So  this term we’re going to be singing Giselle’s chirpy and sweet Happy Working Song! If you fancy singing with us then we meet on Mondays at 7:30pm at Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Worcester WR4 0DZ. Give me a call on 01905 747827.

Here’s Amy Adams as Giselle to show us how it’s done!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Ra7nwZRN4

Seasons of Love

Today I have mostly been listening to Seasons of Love from Rent for Pop Choir. It’s going to be part of our repertoire for next term (starting Monday January 6th 2014). None of the choir have sung it before so it’s the perfect time to start with us. In fact we’re doing all new songs this term so that all new starters are in the same boat as the rest of us!

If you’re interested in joining us then give me a call on 01905 747827. We meet at Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Worcester WR4 0DZ. It’ll be great to see you.

In the meantime here’s the cast of Rent singing Seasons of Love.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7LRuusFqo