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Public invited to help write music celebrating life of Sir John Betjeman

09:00 02 July 2014

The Fleet Singers in action

The Fleet Singers in action

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A community choir is hosting a workshop to help compose the lyrics to a new piece celebrating the life of Sir John Betjeman.

The Fleet Singers is teaming up with well-known performance poet and comedian John Hegley to hold the free session at St Anne’s Church in Highgate West Hill – opposite the former Poet Laureate’s childhood home in Highgate – on Friday, July 11 at 7pm.

The public is invited to join the workshop to help contribute to a new composition by Benjamin Till, based on Sir John’s life, which will be performed in 2015.

Lyrics will include excerpts from the poet’s writings alongside lines composed by the public and members of the choir.

Pam Gilby, from The Fleet Singers, said: “The lyrics will comprise some excerpts from his poems performed by a soloist and poems written by choir members and members of the public who feel drawn to participate.

“Even if people feel that they are unable to write poetry, attendance at this workshop will reveal hidden talents! It promises to be fun.”

Meanwhile, The Fleet Singers and fellow vocal band The Belsize Choir are set to host a free concert of show tunes this week, titled Summer of Love, at Gospel Oak Methodist Church in Agincourt Road, Gospel Oak, on Sunday, July 6, from 7.30pm.

Visit www.fleetsingers.org.uk.

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