Musical Director: Ben Crawley
Honorary Patron: Rt.Hon. Sir Mike Penning MP
to Kings Langley Community Choir. We are an A Cappella choir with a reputation for strong melodic singing delivered through layered harmonies. The choir’s repertoire embraces a wide range of popular music - pop, gospel, folk, traditional, international and more - featuring songs such as Steeleye Span’s Gaudette, Forever Young by Bob Dylan, One Day Like This (Elbow) and the ELO's Mr Blue Sky. Some of these, can be seen and heard on YouTube.com (simply enter Kings Langley Community Choir in the You Tube search box) and a full concert performance, featuring a range of songs from our repertoire, can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/niJoNuozoEM. Others can be heard by clicking on the two songs just below.
Church of All Saints, Kings Langley, November 2016 Photo: Philip China
Poster for our Tenth Anniversary Concert.
Honorary Patron Rt.Hon. Sir Mike Pennng MP and co-founder Joy Mendelsohn with the Choir at our Tenth Anniversary concert; 26th October 2018.
Photo: Jenna Selby
2019 - The Way Ahead
Last year, 2018, was a milestone for Kings Langley Community Choir, our Tenth Anniversary - and we celebrated(!), notably with a commemorative Album, a live radio performance and an Anniversary Concert, 'To The Power Of Ten', attended by The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and the Mayor of Dacorum Borough Council.
Twenty-five members when we first formed in September 2008 has grown to over sixty. Little could we imagine when we started that we would develop into a Choir that would sing in venues such as the Palace of Westminster, the Royal Festival Hall, The Roundhouse and the Cadogan Hall, and even receive an invite from the Carnegie Hall, New York (which we unfortunately could not accept).
Now, in 2019, we are building on that success. In addition to many of our regular performance engagements we are making a welcome return to the Main Stage at Rickmansworth Festival in May, and in July we will be performing a 'Musical Sunday' at West Wycombe Park, our first time at this beautiful and stately venue. For details of these and other performances through the year please see our Performances page.
Ben Crawley joined the choir in September 2012 and, ever since, he has developed the choir's intent to provide audiences with enjoyable familiar listening, performed with a full, rounded sound. New material is regularly introduced and rehearsed, adding to an already extensive repertoire.
Ben has been singing in choirs since the age of eight and, following graduation in music at The University of York, has been appointed to a number of choirs and choral projects in and around London. His pursuits also include session and backing singing for a variety of artists and record labels.
of the choir is open to all, from within and around Kings Langley. There is no audition, and previous singing experience or musical knowledge is not required. The primary objective is enjoyment of singing; participation in performances is optional for each member and not obligatory.
If you would like to experience the fun and reward of singing in a community choir please get in touch. For information about rehearsals and whom to call please see our Performances & Contacts page.
Performing at The Palace of Westminster; with our Honorary Patron,
the Rt.Hon. Sir Mike Penning MP
transform the enjoyment of rehearsal into the warmth of audience response. We entertain at Festivals, in churches and in concert and theatre arena, and often we perform in support of fundraising for charities. Take a look at our News page.
A number of events in our calendar repeat annually, a testament to the attraction of our musical style and repertoire. We also welcome invitations to entertain new audiences and present in new venues.
Please refer to our Performances & Contacts page for more information, including for a list of Charities we have supported.
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