Songworks’ summer of song!

We had a wonderful time performing as part of the 2023 Crouch End Festival this year – we hope you enjoyed it too!

Summer celebration at St Mary’s Tower

On 5 July, we held our summer celebration in the beautiful St Mary’s Tower gardens. The weather held out perfectly and we shared some new numbers and old favourites, from chilled-out harmonic delights to pop anthems including One Day Like This, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Half the World Away.

The Pimm’s bar was a big hit (thank you to everyone who helped – you know who you are!) and we collected donations for local charity Haven, which provides a drop-in centre for carers of children with additional needs. In total we raised £624, which they were truly delighted to receive. Huge thanks to our audience for your generosity.

Stationer’s Park and library sings

Then on 8 July we opened the Crouch End Festival programme in Stationer’s Park (pictured at the top) with our trademark joyful noise.

From there it was straight on to Hornsey Library, where members of the new Monday choir joined Tuesday and Wednesday choir members to enjoy the fabulous acoustics under the library’s entrance canopy.

Our timing could not have been better… just as we arrived the heavens opened and the rain poured down! We hope those who came to watch enjoyed the music as well as the shelter, including the hard-working gardeners planting up the new gardens in front of the library.

Magpies on the parkland walk

The Magpies (Songworks’ own Denise, Mary and Caroline) also performed during the Festival. As the sun set, they sang a repertoire inspired by the magical Parkland Walk setting, from traditional folk tunes to more modern arrangements, all in lovely three-part harmony.

After the performance Denise taught a round, which the audience sang beautifully, sending us all off into the summer night with a song in our hearts.

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