The Euphonix Chronicles - recent events

2019

December 2019 - Christmas activities

2019 Christmas logo

Kingston Market Place

Waterloo Station

Rose Xmas Concert

Euphonix Chosen Charity for Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019 Euphonix performed at 4 venues.  Each performance had a different selection of songs.  Some were purely Christmas songs and carols and others included some well-known classics from West End Musicals.  All four performances were free and were being sung to support charitable causes.

RALPHH logo

Euphonix’s chosen charity for Christmas 2019 was RALPHH.   This is a new local charity established in 2019.  Its aims are to preserve and protect good health for the public benefit in relation to sporting activity with particular priority given to rowing.  The charity’s focus is relates to support for undiagnosed heart and circulatory conditions, the testing of athletes involved in sporting exertion, such as rowing, providing defibrillation and/or diagnostic equipment, and advice to those as they withdraw from their sport.

 

4 December 2019 - Christmas Market

Euphonix performed twice during lunchtime and the early afternoon in Kingston's Christmas Market (in Kingston Market Square).  The Choir sung a number of seasonal songs and Christmas carols and a collection was taken on behalf of the local Kingston Charity – RALPHH.

 

9 December 2019 - London Waterloo Station

Each year Euphonix is invited to perform next to the giant Christmas Tree on the concourse at London Waterloo Station (under the clock).  During the lunchtime period the Choir performed two sets and sang a selection of seasonal songs and Christmas Carols, as well as some songs from its reportoire to raise money for CRISIS the national charity for homeless people.

 

11 December 2019 - End of Term and Christmas Concert

Euphonix held their end of term Christmas concert at the Rose Theatre.  Their reportoire featured a number of songs.  The concert got off to a rousing start with Do You Hear the People Sing? (one of the principal and most recognisable songs from the musical Les Misérables), this was followed by Never Enough, then Inchworm (from the 1952 film Hans Christian Andersen starring Danny Kaye), Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (from the Lion King), I Want to Sing as the Birds Sing, You're My Best Friend, and Human (a cover from the 1999 Killers hit).  The concert concluded with three seasonal songs and carols - Quem Pastores, In The Bleak Midwinter, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

The Chair of Trustees of the RALPHH charity was amongst the audience.  He gave a short speech detailing how and why the Charity was set up and outlined the aims and objectives.  During the concert a collection was made in aid of it.

 

14 December 2019 - Festival of the Christmas Tree

Each year it has been a priviledge to be invited to Kington’s All Saints Church to support their annual Christmas Trees charitable appeal and which was opened by the Mayor of Kingston.  The Choir put together the following programme made up mostly of seasonal songs and favourite Christmas carols, but also included a couple of songs from its recent reportiore: the carols Quem Pastores, and Silent Night, then Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (from the Lion King), The Boar's Head Carol, and Away in a Manger, followed by Human (a cover from the 1999 Killers hit), and rounding off with three favourite Christmas carols - In The Bleak Midwinter, O Come all ye Faithful and finishing with We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

 

 


 

5 October - Choirs for Everyone

Choirs for Everyone

Euphonix along with three other Choirs were invited to take part in a concert organisated by the Arts Society Kingston called Choirs for Everyone to raise money for children with learning difficulties.  Euphonix gave the renditions of the following songs: Here Comes the Sun, I Want to Sing, Peace White Dove, Never Enough, Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Hakuna Matata.

Euphonix were the first of the choirs to perform at the concert.  The Choir managed to get the show well and truly started with a sense of fun with the selection of songs that they brought to the concert.  Euphonix were the only group to really gear their set towards the children and this was appreciated by the audience especially as there were a lot of young people in it.

 


August - Euphonix Summer Workshops

Every year Euphonix hosts during August on Wednesday mornings a series of Workshops covering different aspect of singing that are open to members of the public.  The first one in 2019 was led by Johnny Kilhams and was entitled "Find Your Voice Through Folk Songs".
The following short video was a song practiced and learnt at the Workshop on 7 August and is called Never Turning Back.

 


Euphonix Summer Concert on 17 July 2019 (lunchtime) at All Saints Church, Kingston.

Euphonix Choir had a spectacular success at its end of term concert held on 17 July in All Saints Church, Kingston.  There were approximately 200 people in the audience.  The concert was performed in aid of Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness raising about £340.

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Under the direction of its Musical Director, Thomas Chapman, the programme was based on a summer theme and the Choir performed the following songs & ballards.  Some have been recorded on video (as marked) and are available on YouTube through this website only.

  • Here Comes the Sun (video)
  • An Acre of Land
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • Who will you be?
  • Sunshine on Leith (video)
  • Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (video)
  • Sailing
  • Peace White Dove (video)
  • Dancing in the Street - with a local Kingston twist (video)
  • Sweet Inspiration (video)

Short video clips -

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April 3 - End of Term Concert

The Choir gave its end of term concert in the Cafe Foyer of the Rose Theatre

Spring Concert 2019

Spring Concert

Spring Concert

 

Spring Concert

 


 February 14

On Valentine's Day Euphonix took part in two impromptu concerts on behalf of local charities organised by LoveKingston.  The first was at lunchtime in the food hall in Marks & Spencer. 

 

 Love Kingston Event at Marks & Spencer

 

 Love Kingston Event at Marks & Spencer

 

 Love Kingston Event at Marks & Spencer

 

Later that afternoon the Choir sang in the Circle Foyer of the Rose Theatre (after the Theatre's production of Zog).

 

Love Kingston Event at the Rose Theatre

 

Love Kingston Event at the Rose Theatre

 

Love Kingston Event at the Rose Theatre

 

 


13 February 2019

Annual General Meeting and 10th Anniversary Celebration.

The Choir's AGM took place following its regular Wednesday rehearsal.  This year was a special year for celebrating, Euphonix had just passed its 10th anniversay.  A party was held for Members and their families and friends in Kingston Workingmen's Club. 

 

10th Birthday Party

 

10th Birthday Party - cake

 

10th Birthday Party

 

10th Birthday Party

 

10th Birthday Party

 

10th Birthday Party