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November 27, 2017

THE RECENT 'GOING FOR A SONG' jumble sale at St Paul's Community Centre, Wimbledon over-reached its target of £500, raising enough money to pay for the four rising star soloists at the Choir's 9th December concert - with £57.34 left over.  Net profit was £657.30, a significant increase on takings from the previous sale.

Success was largely due to better publicity - including flyers and online notices in strategic places.  Choir website manager G...

October 23, 2017

Prestigious south London choir Thames Philharmonic needs to raise more than £500 at its next iconic jumble sale on 11 November.

Historically, the Choir's jumble sales have such a reputation for variety and quality of goods on offer that a queue forms more than an hour ahead of opening time and the most successful sales have raised up to £1000.

The money is vital to swell the Choir's funds  so that it can afford to hire professional soloists and orchestra and pe...

October 21, 2017

Up-and-coming London singers star in festive concert of Baroque choral music and carols by 20th-C jazz, film-score and classical musician Richard R Bennett.

March 30, 2017

Treble voices from Shrewsbury House Preparatory School will take part in the challenging and the rarely performed Vaughan Williams work Sancta Civitas.  Benjamin Costello,  Accompanist and Assistant to the Artistic Director of Thames Philharmonic Choir, who is directing the boys, describes the challenges they face at this Saturday's (1st April) choral concert at Cadogan Hall.

“The Work sits quite high for the trebles, so the boys chosen have to have full use of their up...

March 30, 2017

There’s an extraordinary, lyrical and emotive section in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ favourite (though seldom heard) oratorio, Sancta Civitas, when the melody from a solo violin soars bewitchingly around and above the choir. It recalls the composer’s best-known work, The Lark Ascending, which was written a few years earlier.

There’s a rare opportunity to hear that magical solo and the thrilling oratorio of which it is part this Saturday, 1st April, in London’s Cadogan Hall (www....

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