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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 – 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!

 

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

Roar with Worcester’s Pop Choir

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 harussell@gmail.com. 

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CevxZvSJLk8

Ho Hey, Join Our Fun Worcester Choir!

Interested in joining Express Yourself Pop Choir this term? Well then you might want to take a look at some of the songs we’ll be learning. They are all new to the choir so everyone will be in the same boat. What better time to start?

Our first rehearsal is this Monday 6th January 2014 at 7:30pm. Just give Helen a call on 01905 747827 or email harussell@gmail.com.

Here’s one of our new songs. It’s Ho Hey by the Lumineers.  You might have seen it on the US hit show Nashville sung by the uber-sweet Lennon and Maisy. Here they are, live at the Grand Ole Oprey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-lLlEtoAS8

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