Search

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

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

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.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:11
Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hampstead & Kilburn Maajid Nawaz with Tim Farron MP campaigning outside West Hampstead tube station. Picture: Polly Hancock

Camden Council has denied accusations it is “profiteering off million pound penthouses” and going against its own policy on affordable housing after controversy over a West Hampstead development resurfaced this week.

Yesterday, 16:00
Broadcaster Nicholas Parsons at Waterstones in Hampstead on 20.11.14.

Broadcaster Nicholas Parsons shared tales from his nearly 50 years at the helm of one of radio’s most popular shows.

Yesterday, 16:00

Hampstead actor Tom Conti will wander down the hill to turn on Belsize Park’s first Christmas lights.

Yesterday, 15:58
The Sun's Whitehall editor Clodagh Hartley. Picture: PA/John Stillwell

A Sun reporter has been cleared of plotting with a government press officer to illegally leak a string of stories, including secrets of Alistair Darling’s 2010 budget.

Most read news

Up to 3,000 people took to the streets of London in vigils for Mike Brown which turned into a protest march down Oxford Street.

The NHS have introduced a new pill for those who struggle to screw the lid back on that bottle of wine.

Today the doctor has received an eight-year sentence for a string of offences.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition