Tel: 020 7794 3949
|Singing at the Square|
Singing,” wrote Edith Piaf, “is a way of escaping. It’s another world. I’m no longer on Earth”.
The Belsize Square Community Choir can’t promise to take you that far, but elevated above the Congregation in our stunning new Sanctuary, the experience is an intensely enjoyable one. We may be of differing ages and differing musical backgrounds, but under the effortless direction of choir master Ben Wolf, the joy of Belsize Square’s rich musical heritage infuses us with a shared enthusiasm once every month.
Some of you may view your singing potential rather like the American comedian Fred Allen: “the first time I sang in the Church Choir, 200 people changed their religion.”
But, for those of you who enjoy singing and can hold a tune, you are assured
of a warm welcome. My ability to read music is limited - more a seven-and-a-halfer rather than a fully-fledged tenor – but, Ben has a priceless knack of helping you unthreateningly to contribute your best. And, when you hear the Choir’s four parts melting together amid some of Lewandowski’s finest melodies, the warm glow of satisfaction and achievement is palpable. Belsize’s music does indeed reach parts other Synagogues can’t .....
“The music teacher was here again today to bridge the awful gap between Dorothy and Chopin, “ wrote the American George Ade. You can understand why rehearsals don’t have a great reputation, so the Community Choir doesn’t have them, except for an enjoyable half-an-hour before Services. The music is fresh in your mind and your confidence benefits accordingly.
So why don’t you throw off your inhibitions? Whether you’re a soaring soprano, attractive alto, booming bass or a towering tenor (or seven-and-a-halfer), there’s a place for you. Come and join us.