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The Choir finally banished the Lockdown Blues when rehearsals resumed at end August. The restart was accompanied by a move from the Steiner School (now given over to film and TV productions) to All Saints Church and the joining of some new members who had waited patiently until Government restrictions eased.


Performance opportunities remained beset by Covid concerns but an early boost arrived courtesy of Kings Langley Parish Council and their decision to run a deferred Carnival in mid-September. Then, as the festive season approached, invitations were received to entertain at the switch-on of the Kings Langley Christmas Lights and also from West Herts Hospital Trust for NHS staff at Watford Hospital.


Finally, one week before Christmas, the Choir returned to one of its favourite venues - St James' Church, Bushey - where a full seasonal concert was provided to an enthusiastic audience, albeit limited in number due to social distancing requirements. 

November


Kings Langley Christmas Lights


Photo: Philip China

KL Christmas Lights, 1 - 211127 - Photo by Philip China
St James', Bushey 1 - 211218 - Photo by Janet Taylor

December


St James' Church, Bushey

Watford Hospital - 211214

December


Watford Hospital

2020


The year began with high hopes and a performance in early March at the Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs.


However, the imposition of lockdown just a few days later resulted in the Choir turning it's attention to online recording. First up was the Beatles' 'Here Comes The Sun', specially requested by Paula and Jonathan to accompany the bride's entrance at their wedding which ultimately took place in August.


Then followed three video recordings - the sea shanty 'Santianna', Queen's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', and for Christmas the carol 'I Saw Three Ships'. 

Scrapbook ..... just some of the highlights .... and memories

2019

A concert for Age UK Dacorum and our farewell to Ben Crawley, our inspirational Musical Director for the past seven years.


St Mary's Church, Hemel Hempstead. April.

July


Wedding, St Lawrence, Abbots Langley.


Katie throws some moves.

May


Rickmansworth Festival


Photo: Philip China

June


Kings Langley Carnival


July


West Wycombe Park               


Photo: Philip China

November


Age UK Dacorum Festive Concert

at St John's, Boxmoor

December


Kings Langley Christmas Lights Festival


Photo: Kris Gruber

2018

December.


Winter Warmers. Festive concert with Rickmansworth Players Choir at Christ Church, Chorleywood.


Photo: Philip China

Our Tenth Anniversary year started in style. In early spring we recorded our third album, '11 To The Power Of Ten', a selection of favourites from our recent repertoire, including David Bowies' 'Space Oddity', Elbow's anthemic 'One Day Like This' and Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'. We are grateful to Cheetah Couriers & Logistics for their sponsorship, and the album will be available at our performances from May onward.


Recognition of our progress and achievement also came in the form of an invitation from Dacorum Borough Council to entertain guests at the Community Grant Awards in late March.


Next up, on 5th May, was a Lobby Live performance at Watford Colosseum

and then, on the 19th, a performance at the church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in Holborn at the international London Sangerstevne festival.



The Dacorum BC, Community Grant Awards.    March

In Concordia; St Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley, 14th July. 

Photo: Jenna Selby

To The Power Of Ten. Attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, the Mayor of Dacorum Borough Council and the Choirs' Hon.Patron Sir Mike Penning MP, the Choir's tenth anniversary concert was performed to a packed audience at Kings Langley School. Guest band Badje delivered a solo set and joined with the Choir for four numbers, the first time the Choir has sung with accompaniment.


The Choir's programme included both past and current repertoire, treating the audience to the full range of its harmony singing. 

Kings Langley Carnival. 

June

Photo: Philip China

26th October.

The Choir has supported many charities with its performances. For this occasion the Choir nominated local charity The Waterside Centre, whose Trustee, Cllr. Robert McLean, spoke about the service that is provided daily to many disadvantaged and disabled people from its premises in the heart of Kings Langley.

The Royal Festival Hall   December   

Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs


March

Marlowes Shopping Centre


April



Rickmansworth Festival


May

Kings Langley Christmas Festival


December

Christ Church, Chorleywood.


December



2017

2016

Watford Festival


March

The Royal Festival Hall


Chorus Festival


March

Ben Crawley receives the Watford Festival Cup from Adjudicator Benjamin Costello.

Kings Langley Christmas Lights Festival


November

Kings Langley Carnival


June

London Sangerstevne

at St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, Holborn


May

Photo: Kris Gruber

Raising funds for The Hospice of St Francis


Marlowes Shopping Centre


December

Watford Festival


Winners


March

2015


Iris Rattle

24th December 1938 - 16th December 2014


Our founder and inspiration.


The choir was privileged to be invited by Iris' husband John, and her family, to perform Forever Young - one of her choir favourites - at the celebration of Iris' life held at West Herts Crematorium on 5th January.

Voices Now


Camden Market and The Roundhouse


May

The House of Commons Members' Terrace


May

Lobby Live

Watford Colosseum


November

Flash Mob


Arriva Buses


December

Santa Dash


The Hospice of St Francis


December

Our second recording


October

2014

Hope For Children


20th Anniversary Concert at St John's, Boxmoor


June

The Palace of Westminster


The first choir ever to perform within the precincts


With our Hon.Patron,

Rt.Hon. Sir Mike Penning MP


May

Back to the Front


Commemoration of the start of WW1 by Kings Langley, Abbots Langley and Langleybury


4th August

Christmas Lights Festival


Old Hemel Hempstead


November

2013

Forever Young


First album


June

Songs for a Summer's Evening


The Church of All Saints

Kings Langley


July