Richmond Peforming Arts Festival
Magna Carta were one of five senior choruses
participating in Richmond's Peforming Arts
Festival in early March. We sang two songs:
Shenandoah and King of the Road at the White
House in Hampton and were judged to be "Good"
achieving lovely rhythms and good syncopated
figures. The picture shows us with our new
director Sarah Clay.
Royal Homes Wimbledon
Last summer the chorus performed at Queen
Alexandra's Court in Wimbledon for widows and
wives of ex service officers and ex service
women. The event took place in June sunshine
at the annual garden party, with Magna Carta
alternating with a military brass band.
Come and Sing Course
In 2017 Magna Carta ran a five-week course
for those interested in learning to sing
4-part-harmony. Ten people took part in the
course which involved learning about
breathing and posture etc. and two songs were
learnt (also new to existing MC members).
Four of those who participated in the course
enjoyed the project enough to become members
of the chorus and they have learned the
repertoire in the months since. One of the
new songs King of the Road is now a
favourite among those sung by the chorus.
A Visit To Hampton Court
In November 2015 we visited Hampton Court
where we took part in its 500 year
celebration. Apart from singing selections
from our repertoire we joined with several
other choruses to sing a specially composed
song for the occasion.
A Visit to Wembley Stadium
In February 2016 we visited Wembley Stadium
for an exciting behind the scenes tour. We
sang the "polecat" songs in a dozen different
locations including the English Dressing Room
and the Royal Box.