Christmas is for Community Spirit
Monica from Borough Market Choir wanted to tell you about how rehearsals are going for their upcoming event at Shakespeare’s Globe this December…
This year’s concert theme revolves around food and community spirit, which shines through in and around the SE1 area. The song we’ve chosen to sing aims to represent this spirit and our heritage of Borough Market Choir, and with input from some of our very own talented choir members and family we’ve created a version of ‘Put a Little Love in Your Heart’ themed around food and community.
Some of us know the original song, some of us don’t! And it’s possibly harder for those that do as our first challenge is to remember the different lyrics! With our fun-loving spirit, passion for singing and enthusiasm to learn, we can’t wait to perform this amongst such a wonderful community.
Our second rehearsal coincided with Borough Market Choir’s 6th birthday! A brilliant achievement for us, and apt that we’re rehearsing for a concert which was where it all started for our choir six years ago! Our Musical Director and co-founder, Esmeralda Conde Ruiz, who was working at Borough Market at that time, was asked to set up a community singing project, encouraging traders to take part in this community venture…. it all resulted in performing at A Concert for Winter in 2011.
This will be the 5th time we’ve performed and it remains just as special for original members of the choir as for those who have recently joined. For some new members it will be their first performance!
An exciting opportunity for all involved!