Marlow Gospel Choir is to hold an official launch party on Wednesday 26th September 2018.
The launch event will take place from 8.00pm to 9.30pm at All Saints Church, Marlow. During the launch event there will be an opportunity to sing together and meet other music lovers across the area. Refreshments will be provided.
The choir is a new group led by conductor Caroline Slade. Over 40 singers attended a taster weekend which was held by the group as part of the Love Marlow Festival in June 2018. They also performed at the Love Marlow Open Air Service in Higginson Park, which was broadcast on Marlow FM.
Marlow Gospel Choir aims to be a fun, friendly group which explores the values of hope, joy and gratitude found in gospel music. They will perform a mix of traditional gospel and spiritual music, alongside modern pop and worship songs. It is not necessary to read music and there are no auditions however there will be a membership fee.
Caroline Slade is an award-winning choral conductor and has worked for the BBC Proms, ITV, English National Opera and Opera North, amongst others. She lives in Marlow and is actively involved in the local community, most recently setting up a singing group at Cliveden Manor care home.
Rehearsal dates for the Autumn term are Wednesdays from 26th September 2018 until 5th December 2018 from 8.00pm to 9.30pm at All Saints Church in Marlow. There will be no rehearsal on 24th October 2018 due to half term.
On Sunday 9th December 2018, at 7.30pm, the group will perform a ‘Gospel Carols’ concert. They will also perform alongside New Maidenhead Choir at St Mary’s Maidenhead on the afternoon of Saturday 15th December 2018.