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.
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.
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.
Have you always wanted to join a choir? How about adding it to your list of New Year’s Resolutions and joining us at Express Yourself Pop Choir.This term we’re working towards our big summer show “Blockbusters” in July. We’ve chosen the best songs from our favourite iconic movies. It’ll be hard to beat the party atmosphere of our Winter Show “Decadance” so why not come and give us a hand.
No need to audition or sing on your own. Everyone is welcome.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
First rehearsal of the term is 7:30pm on Monday 18th January 2016 at Lyppard Hub, Warndon Villages, Worcester WR4 0DZ. Cost is £5 per week plus a termly registration fee of £5 payable in your second week.
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
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 email@example.com
For months now I’ve been calling this next song the Eye of the Tiger!! So just to clarify to the members of the Express Yourself Pop Choir – no we’re not singing that song from Rocky!!! It’s Katy Perry’s latest!
If you want to join us this term then our first rehearsal is this Monday 6th January 2014 at 7:30pm at Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Worcester. Just give Helen a call on 01905 747827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyway, just in case you’ve been checking out the wrong song, here’s Katy Perry with ROAR!! No boxing shorts for us this time!
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 email@example.com
OK so you’ve had a show tunes taster. Here’s a pop one!
David Bowie’s Starman! It’s been too long since we did some Bowie don’t you think? Some juicy harmonies too.
None of the choir have sung it before so January is 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. We start back on Monday 6th January 2014 at 7:30pm
Here’s the man himself to whet your appetite.
Merry Christmas to all of the past, present and future singers from the Express Yourself Choirs and our audiences!
You’ll be pleased to know that before I switched off my brain for Christmas I carefully selected the songs for next term! Term starts on Monday 6th January 2014 at Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Worcester WR4 0DZ.
Singing is such a wonderful hobby. Perhaps you are thinking of joining a choir as one of your New Year Resolutions. If you are interested in joining there are spaces. Just give me a ring on 01905 747827.