WHO ARE WE?
A non-profit organisation, the East-West Associate Singers (originally set up as East West Gala Chorus) was established in 2015. We meet regularly to explore repertoire both familiar and unusual and to build vocal skills which compliment your own choral commitments. We hold ensemble training sessions in informal learning sessions in Central London.
Come and join us to work with vocal coach, Mark Oldfield. Singers with a music or choral background are welcome.
Initially set up as the East-West Gala Chorus to perform opera choruses in a charity gala for the Lord Mayor of the City of London, we have sung in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Hebrew and European languages at *the Fishmongers’ Hall in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal * the Company of Mercers’ Chapel * China Exchange Cultural Centre * St Thomas’ and Guys’ Hospital Chapels*
COME AND SING WITH US
New singers are always welcome to join in our exciting journey of music making.
Singing through the Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis
Since lock down in March 2020, we have continued to sing via Zoom, extending our invitation to participants from other countries. For further details, please see Current and Future Events.
A variety of pieces will include works beyond the standard choral repertoire written for the EWGC, works introduced in our past workshops and repertoire which will support of vocal training.
Examples of Past and Current Repertoire:
The Wide Ocean/ Descendants of the Dragon [大海/ 龍的傳人]- (‘Da Hai / Loong Di Chuan Ren’) – Chinese Medley (arr. Samuel Louis 劉曉桐 for East-West Gala Chorus)
Yuet Gwong Gwong [月光光] – Traditional Cantonese Moon Lullaby arr. Sarah Hudson
Moon over the Ruined Castle (Traditional Japanese)
Farewell by the Pavilion Wall by Lee Suk Tong 1908 [長亭送別- 李叔同] (Chinese, arr. Samuel Louis 劉曉桐 for East-West Gala Chorus)
Colourful Clouds Chasing the Silver Moon [彩雲追月] (Traditional Chinese)
Little Jazz Mass – Bob Chilcott; Misa Criolla – Ariel Ramirez
As well as standard and contemporary western repertoire, we explore singing in a variety of languages including Chinese, English, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Ladino, Latin, Spanish and Slovakian.
Composers and Music Arrangements kindly contributed by Timothy Corlis, Sarah Hudson, Samuel Louis [劉曉桐] and Norman Rosenburg.
A subscription will be payable in advance to cover costs (excluding music). Please contact us for further details.
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Founder: ANNIE W PANG Vocal coach: MARK OLDFIELD vocalcraftwork.com