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Choir heads for Ypres
MAY 3: The choir is preparing for its visit to Ypres, Belgium, which promises to be a memorable event. The choir will sing at the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate on Friday evening, May 27. On Saturday May 28 it will be performing a full repertoire at St George's Church, Ypres, which was built after the war to commemorate the fallen. More than one hundred choir members and supporters are already booked to make the trip.
Menin Gate, Ypres
The Ypres appearance follows a highly successful concert at Shirley Methodist Church on April 9, which helped to raise more than £1000 for the Hall Grange care-home charity.
Choir sings for local charities
JANUARY 17: The choir raised substantial sums for two local charities at its two regular Christmas appearances at the Whitgift Centre last month. Donations in the choir’s collecting box benefitted Croydon Vision, also known as the Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind, and Livability, which runs a centre for young people with learning disabilities in Bromley.
SEPTEMBER 12: These two photos were taken at Sandilands to mark the choir's fortieth anniversary. The photos are also shown - larger, and with captions - in the News for Members section.
West Wickham success
FEBRUARY 7: The Croydon choir gave a rousing performance in West Wickham yesterday. In its first visit to Emmanuel Church, it entertained a 100-plus audience with a selection from its current repertoire, starting with Battle Hymn of the Republic and ending with American Trilogy.
The choir at Emmanuel church, West Wickham
As Emmanuel’s minister, the Revd Bill Bowman, pointed out in his speech of thanks, both pieces ended appropriately with stirring Hallelujahs. Revd Bowman told the audience that it had been a “privilege” to hear the choir and he hoped we would return before too long. The concert raised some £400 for the church’s current charity, the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.
DECEMBER 13: The Croydon choir celebrated Christmas with two fine concerts in the past three days. The choir sang to the usual intimate audience at Merstham Village Hall on Thursday, then packed in the crowds for its traditional Croydon Welsh concert at Shirley Methodist Church on Saturday. There was also a presentation to two retiring choir stalwarts.
Dick and Pauline Diplock receive choir photo from Richard Hoyle