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Additional Date: Sunday 23rd August 2020


Doors open 3:20pm

2-hour Rehearsal 3:45 - 5:45pm

Social in the bar 5:45 - 8pm

Location: The Sherriff Centre, St James Church
Sherriff Road, London, NW6 2AP

Closest tube stations:  

St James Church is on the corner of Sherriff Road and West End Lane, our main entrance is on Sherriff Road.

Nearest stations which are within minutes from our front door are:
West Hampstead Tube, Jubilee Line, Travel Card Zone 2
West Hampstead Overground Station, North London Line
West Hampstead Thameslink Station

Nearest Bus Routes are: 139, 328, C11

Parking: Parking restrictions are Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm. Pay and display bays are located directly outside the church on Sherriff Road.

What to bring: Repertoire (either printed or on your device), bottle of water & a pen or pencil.

How to book: Purchase your ticket at the bottom of the webpage



We are extremely excited to announce that we have organised a fun Summer Singing Event

exclusive for West End Musical Choir singers!

Now that the UK government restrictions are lifting, we're able to be reunited physically,

to continue creating the magic of singing in a Choir, as well as supporting the theatre industry.

We've so missed singing with you at our physical rehearsals & it will be quite an emotional day being able to hear everyone's voices blending together... oh the joy of choral singing!!

To adhere to the current government guidelines of professional indoor closed- rehearsals,

places will be limited & we'll be stringently enforcing a number of regulations, that can be found further down this webpage.

We will also be live streaming this event, for those who would like to join us virtually around the world!

Therefore we're offering both physical & virtual tickets.

Set at the Sherriff Centre in London, we will be working on all of the material from this Term, learning a beautiful brand new arrangement, having a special West End guest appearance (of which they will also sing with us!), plus a social afterward.

We require everyone to attend in their full performance attire

(Choir t-shirt or hoodie and all black. This includes black socks, shoes & shoelaces).

If you do not have access to your Choir t-shirt or hoodie due to lockdown, you must wear a blacktop.

Please note, if you are not in your full performance attire as detailed above, you cannot attend.

Additional Date: Sunday 23rd August 2020


Doors open 3:20pm

2-hour Rehearsal 3:45 - 5:45pm

Social in the bar 5:45 - 8pm

Venue: The Sherriff Centre, St James Church
Sherriff Road, London, NW6 2AP


Working on:

Choral Exercises

Storytelling and engagement

Performance style


Emotional intention and text working together


Selected Repertoire from this Term

'At the End of the Day', Les Miserables

'The Impossible Dream', Man of La Mancha

'Without Love', Hairspray

'A Brand New Day', The Wiz

It is a requirement to come to the Workshop having learned this repertoire, being very prepared as we are not teaching from scratch or note bashing : )

The purpose of this Event is to take the material to the next level & get performance-ready.

Special new song

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'Someday' from Hunchback of Notre Dame

We will provide harmony tracks, lyric sheet & sheet music in advance.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1996 American animated musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. The 34th Disney animated feature film and the seventh animated film produced and released during the period known as the Disney Renaissance, the film is based on the 1831 novel of the same name written by Victor Hugo. The plot centers on Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his struggle to gain acceptance into society. Directed by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale and produced by Don Hahn, the film's voice cast features Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, David Ogden Stiers, and Mary Wickes in her final film role.

The film is considered to be one of Disney's darkest animated films as its narrative explores such mature themes as infanticide, lust, damnation, genocide, and sin, despite the changes made from the original source material in order to ensure a G rating received by the MPAA. The musical score was written by Alan Menken, with songs written by Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who had previously collaborated on Pocahontas, released the year before.

"Someday" is a song from Disney's 1996 animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It was written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz and originally recorded by American singer and actress Heidi Mollenhauer in her film role as the singing voice of Esmeralda. It was one of three recordings, along with "In a Place of Miracles" and "As Long as There's a Moon", that were discarded during the storyboarding process to be replaced by "God Help the Outcasts." The directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise both desired a quieter song for Esmeralda's scene inside the Notre Dame cathedral.

Within the film itself, the only complete version of "Someday" is the All-4-One version which plays over the closing credits. Several lines of the song are also heard over the opening title. This version is sung in Latin in the style of a Gregorian chant and is titled "Olim", meaning "once", on the soundtrack of the stage musical. Within the body of the film, the melody of "Someday" is heard several times as an instrumental, particularly during moments between Quasimodo and Esmeralda, such as when Esmeralda comes onto the pillory, when she reads Quasimodo's palms, and when Quasimodo thinks that Esmeralda is dead. These are on the film soundtrack as "Humiliation (Score)", "The Bell Tower (Score)", and "And He Shall Smite the Wicked (Score)".

What role do songs play in a musical?

Songs have a dramatic function that are an integral part of the storytelling: They help to develop character and/or move the action of the plot forward. In musicals, it is a general rule that characters break into song when the emotional stakes have become so high that ordinary speech fails them. Through their songs, the characters can reveal their innermost thoughts, fears, hopes & dreams, grapple with difficult decisions & come to important realisations about themselves. Musical theatre lyrics use many poetic devises, including rhythm, rhyme, repetition, figurative language, symbolism & metaphor.

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Special West End Guest


We're thrilled that a West End star will be making a special appearance at this Event... and may even join us for a sing-song.... watch this space for the announcement of who it is!


As mentioned above, to adhere to the current government guidelines of professional indoor closed- rehearsals, places will be limited & we'll be stringently enforcing the following:

Health Declarations


Before coming into the venue, you must sign a Health Declaration stating that you agree to the health and safety parameters being implemented at this Event.

Temperature Check


Upon entering the venue, you'll be required to have your temperature checked. If your temperature is above 38 C, you will not be permitted to take part.

Symptoms & testing positive for Covid 19


If you've recently experienced symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive for it, or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has, you cannot attend this Event.


No late attendees allowed


Once the Event officially starts, no late attendees will be permitted under any circumstance.

Hand sanitiser station


We will have a hand sanitiser station on the Welcome Desk, scattered throughout the studio theatre & bar. 

Social distancing


Social distancing will be implemented throughout the venue.

This may sound a little overwhelming at first, but trust us... as soon as you arrive, you'll be reminded of this amazing community that you know and love. That sanctuary you've been needing now more than ever is even safe now... and we can't wait to welcome you back to physical Choir!

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Thank you all for supporting our choir during the Summer Term. 

We are subsidising the ticket price for this event to help it be available to as many members as possible. 


Ticket price: £20


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