aNDREA
BEGLEY

At Ashley Green Village Hall

Thurs 31st March: Doors 7.30pm. Starts 8pm

The Voice UK Winner and friend of Choir On The Green, Andrea joins us for a candlelit evening of music in our choir home at the village hall.  She'll be accompanied by choir director Paul, playing songs from her UK top 10 album The Message, and 2019 follow up Soul Of A Songbird, featuring Beyond The Rainbows End (covered by the choir).  

 

This will be a table seated evening.  Tickets are £15. RSVP (button below) to reserve your tickets which can then be purchased directly from Paul at choir. 

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Social Media & Websites

For any artist starting out, being quick and easy to find on social media is vital.  I can put together and run an artist's pages or just offer advice to gain a social media presence and grow an active fanbase online.   I can also run or advise on social media campaigns, advertising, and online interaction with fans. 

Performance Coaching

Alongside years of performing, I have a degree in performing arts and years of experience musically directing shows and tours.   I can advise on everything from vocal performance of a song, physical presentation, working with bands, sound checking, on-stage monitoring, working a crowd, talking between songs, planning a set list and everything else that goes into making a great show.  Above all else, I advise artists to practise by gigging regularly.  There is no substitute for getting out there and doing it.  

Studio Recording

I've been writing and recording music all my life and have been a musician, engineer, assistant and producer on sessions.  I can also advise artists on recording and help them find the right studios, producers and mix engineers to match their needs and budget.  

Music Videos

Alongside 10 years working in television production, I've also filmed live concerts and studio performances for various artists including The Feeling, Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal, Lucie Silvas and Beverley Craven.  Whether it's quick cheap content for social media, or a larger production I can film or advise on getting the best from your budget as an artist and not wasting time and money unnecessarily. 

Music Tuition

I advise any singer to learn an instrument.  Not only will it give you the ability to accompany yourself, but also it will help you with songwriting, recording, communicating with other musicians and your vocal performance.  It'll help you become a better artist.  Nearly all the greatest artists are great musicians, not just great singers: whether it's Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Ray Charles, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Pharrell Williams, Adele or Lady Gaga... Musicianship is so important.  I teach a combination of standard classical piano grades along with the use of chords and scales to write, play and accompany contemporary music.   I can also advise on finding great vocal, guitar, bass and drum teachers in and around London.  

Booking shows & tours

I grew up with my family running a music venue, so have always been around booking bands.  Over the past 15 years I've had various tours around the UK, performing in everything from pubs to large theatres and arenas.  I've booked artists for Festivals, radio tours and support tours and am always happy to advise artists and help them take their next step in performance and promotion.    

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7/8 December 2018

Location: Champneys, Chesham Rd, Tring HP23 6HX

Arrival: 6.45pm. Please lift share if possible! 

Parking: Avoid the main guest parking near the front.  Park in the gym users carpark.  Enter the estate via Shootersway Lane entrance, then park in the first car park on the right (just past the bike storage). Please wait in your car and we’ll all walk to the building together at 6.45pm.  

Performance Time: 7.20pm (this may be pushed back). Finished by 8.30pm

Guests: This is a private event for The Diamond Trust, so no extra guests please.  

Dress Code: Smart, all black attire. Lyrics are fine for this one: Please use black folders. 

 

Set List 

1) Joy To The World

2) Let It Snow 

3) Bring Him Home

4) Silent Night

5) Deck The Halls

6) We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Reserve songs: Lean On Me, O Holy Night

Champneys Fri

 

Adele Howard

Alan Sykes

Amy Cronin 

Anna Hickman

Brenda White

Brian Hunt

Cathy Sykes

Dawn Smith 

Ella Beaumont

Elly Kippax

Fiona Reavell

Jane Bartholomew

Jane Kippax

Jane Salnow Smith

Jeremy Gosling

John Bartholomew

Keith Rodbard

Kezzie Zukas

Laura Gosling

Maggie Cooper

Marion Muller 

Mike Cronin

Nicky Halsey

Nicola Barnes

Patricia Collins

Sue Beddall

Sue Ogden

Sue Hunt

Val Silverton

Yvonne Rance

  

Champneys Sat

 

Alison Barnett

Anita Blackett

Brenda Kirsting

Brian Hunt

Dorothy Howes (maybe)

Doug Roscoe

Erica Spanswick

Elizabeth La Chanel 

Gill Parker 

Hannah Gilson

Jackie Harbron

Jeremy Gosling

John Axon

Julie Bishop

Karen Garner

Laura Gosling

Lesley Johnson

Lina Dyble

Linda Pugh

Lisa Telling

Madelaine D

Maggie Tweed

Martin Earl

Mary Axon

Steve Carnochan

Sue Hunt

Sue Ogden

Sue Ruggles

Sue Wall

Zoe Hunt

  

Corona Testing Facility

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

Here's a selection of info I've been given from choir members to help with getting your vaccine from transportation to tips.  If you have any other info or amendments you think might be helpful, just drop me a message. Paul xx

Several Choir members have suggested this: "make sure you and your family all dig out your NHS number and have a copy of it it immediately to hand for when you or they are called for the COVID jab. From my colleagues on the front line this is far and away the biggest bottle neck when it comes to administering the vaccine to as many people as quickly as possible.  You can find your NHS number on any NHS correspondence or through the app

Avoid Scams: In the UK coronavirus vaccinations will only be available via the NHS.  You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a local GP surgery or pharmacy to receive your vaccination.  Vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for a payment.

The NHS will never:

  • Ask for your bank account or card details

  • Ask for your PIN or banking passwords

  • Arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine

  • Ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills.

For more info or to report potential fraud, visit: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Taxi To  Vaccine

Lots of choir members have recommended Mark from Berkhamsted who runs Berko Black Cab: 07961 594435.  He has a set rate for Hemel vaccine bookings (below) but has also already taken Eve to Edgware too.  He says he can offer discounts or even some free journeys to people in need.  

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CHESHAM
SINGS
THE ELGIVA
Chesham

Indoor Performance

Location: The Elgiva Theatre Chesham

Call Time: 2pm

Rehearsal / Soundcheck: 3pm

Show Starts: 7.30pm

Dress Code: Smart All Black

Audience Tickets: £10 available here

Set List

Bring Him Home

Hallelujah

Bridge Over Troubled Water 

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You Got It

Seasons of Love

Come What May

Fix You

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BACKUP SONG - You're The Voice

Choir List

Sopranos (18)

Alison Barnett

Anna Foster

Barbara Wilding

Brenda Kersting

Brenda Walker

Clare Sayers

Elly Kippax

Erica Spanswick

Helen Seaward

Jane Kippax

Julie Bishop

Karen Stananought

Lesley Johnson

Liz Selfe

Maggie Cooper

Marion Muller

Mary Axon

Ruth Woodward

Mezzos (15)

Alison Emery

Amanda Cahalane

Angie Gilbert

Gemma Goodhead

Gill Parker

Hannah Gillson

Helen Batchelor

Hillary Hemming

Jo Freedman

Lyn Davids

Marion Starling

Mary Cannon

Mavis Wallington

Sophie Wheater

Sue Ruggles

Altos (17)

Angie De Mink

Caroline Runswick

Clare Gell

Elaine Lagdon

Emma Adams

Issy Runswick

Jane Bartholomew

Julie Thomas

Kim Carter

Laura Gosling

Lina Dyble

Lisa Telling

Lyn Pilborough

Madeleine Donohue

Maggie Bowgen

Sue Hunt

Trisha Henson

Men (11)

Bill Abbott

Brian Hunt

Chris Hardy

Jeremy Gosling

John Axon

John Bartholomew

Keith Rodbard

Martin Earl

Paul Carter

Paul Stananought

Richard Bowgen

Sunflowers
Wedding Sign

Ella & Simon's Wedding 
Saturday 28th May 2022 at 1pm
Ashlyn's Chapel, Berkhamsted

Location: Ashlyn's School Chapel, Chesham Rd, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AH

 

Call Time: 12.15pm

Choir Begin singing: 12.30pm

Wedding starts: 1pm 

Parking: Round the back of the school.  Please leave spaces around the chapel available for disabled badge holders 

Dress Code: Smart, all black attire.  You'll be given little sunflowers to wear to add colour! 

 

PLEASE READ

 If you're wanting to focus on rehearsing any songs in particular, the main songs we want sounding great are those during the ceremony itself, highlighted in yellow below. As the guests enter we're having a nice informal sing too. Don't worry if you're unfamiliar with any of these. It'll just be a lovely informal sing whilst people are taking their seats!

SONGS AS GUESTS ENTER

Listed Alphabetically: Order will be called as we go along. We probably won't sing all of these. 

God Only Knows

Hallelujah

I Can't Help Falling In Love

I Won't Give Up

Lean On Me

Oh Happy Day

Only You

Somewhere Only We Know

What A Wonderful World

You Got It

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SONGS DURING CEREMONY

Listed in order of service

Seasons Of Love

You Raise Me Up (Sing-along with audience)

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Come What May

Make You Feel My Love

This Will Be An Everlasting Love

CHOIR LIST

 

MEN 5

Brian Hunt

John Bartholomew

Martin Earl

Paul Stananought

Paul Carter

ALTOS 8

Amy Cronin

Caroline Runswick

Issy Runswick

Jane Bartholomew

Julie Thomas

Kim Carter

Lina Dyble

Sue Hunt

MEZZOS 7

Angie Gilbert

Gill Parker

Hannah Gillson

Hilary Hemming

Nicky Halsey

Sue Beddall

Sue Ruggles

SOPRANOS 12

Brenda Kersting

Elly Kippax

Erica Spanswick

Helen Seaward

Jane Kippax

Jules McEachran

Julie Bishop

Karen Stananought

Lesley Johnson

Lily Russell

Liz Selfe

Marion Muller

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Rehearsal Info

We're now back singing together in person. As we gradually return to normal with the lifting of legal restrictions, numbers at indoor sessions will continue to be capped so we can maintain social distancing. 

There is now no need to RSVP each week, unless you are new or returning to choir for the first time this year. 

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

Ashley Green Village Hall

7.30pm

Arrivals welcome up to 15 minutes before

On clear days this session will take place outdoors.  On rainy days we'll move inside.  If we get to a point where more than 40 people are wanting to come to indoor sessions then we'll split into two sessions on that evening.  You'll be notified well in advance.

FRIDAYS

Bourne End Village Hall

10.30am

Arrivals welcome up to 15 minutes before

This is an indoor session with doors and windows open and chairs spaced out.  If we go over 35 people this will be split into two sessions to help us maintain social distancing.  You'll be notified well in advance.

Covid Safety

For indoor sessions... please sanitise your hands on the way in and wear a face mask until you're sat in your seat.  Once you're sat down you can remove your mask if you want. The seats will be spaced out and no matter what the weather, doors and windows will be open, so please bring warm clothes if necessary.

For outdoor sessions... No need to wear a mask but please bring one anyway, just in case we have to move indoors.  The most important thing to remember outdoors is to please continue to give others plenty of space.  If you know someone well and want to be closer that's fine if you've agreed to it, but as a general rule give everyone distance if you're unsure.  Especially if they're sat in their seat.  

If you're unvaccinated...

From our survey results we know almost everyone in choir is double vaccinated.  However, if you've chosen not to get the vaccine please just be extra considerate as some people will be nervous about this.  Please consider wearing a mask throughout the session if indoors... and/or please keep extra distance and sit on the edge of your section (e.g. Mezzos) rather than in the middle, to help give others more space.  Over time this will hopefully get easier for everyone, but we do have vulnerable members of choir so I'd ask you to just be extra extra careful for them.  Thank you.  Paul xx

Songs we're currently singing in choir...

The songs highlighted red are new songs since lockdown, so if you're returning to choir having missed zoom you may want to have a listen to them!  Just click on the title and it'll take you to their page! 

 

A Little Respect

Ave Maria

Because

Beyond The Rainbow' End

Blame It On Me

Bring Him Home
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Come What May

Fix You 

Get Lucky

God Only Knows

Hold Back The River

I Won't Give Up

Lean On Me

Make You Feel My Love

Maybe It's Time

Oh Happy Day

Only You

Saltwater

Seasons Of Love

Think About Things

You'll Never Walk Alone