The Cecilia Consort Community Singathon!

6th Mar 2021, 9:00am
On Zoom between 0900 and 1700

Muppets singing
We're going to be singing all day!

As you may know, last year was The Cecilia Consort's 30th Anniversary. Amazingly, Janet Coxwell's choir had an unbroken record of performing for the last 3 decades - that is, until our 30th anniversary concert in Douai Abbey was cancelled in November. Keen, nonetheless, to mark this significant milestone, the choir plans to record a 30th Anniversary album later in 2021 instead.

The Greenham Trust has generously agreed to match-fund £1 for £1 all monies we raise by 9th May, and here's where we hope Newbury's enthusiastic pool of singers may be able to help: On Saturday 6th March we'd be delighted if you could help us create an online singing chain from 9am - 5pm, on Zoom. Individual singers, whole households, or potentially 2 people meeting outside (if that's what the rules still stipulate) are encouraged to dust off their party piece(s) and sign up for one or more 10-minute slots, donating £10 per slot to the fundraising effort via the Good Exchange link: All genres welcome: from sea shanties to opera...

There are 48 slots to fill. We're thrilled that Janet herself (and hopefully a few friends from the professional singing world) will make guest appearances here and there during the day. Here's a sneak preview of the timetable! Whether you take a slot or not (and some may want to donate a few pounds NOT to sing?!), please feel free to share the link as widely as possible with friends & family both near and far, who might enjoy entertaining us with a song, or just watching/listening on Zoom.

There is no charge for the 'audience', but if they wish to donate a few pounds during the day, they can do so by clicking the same link:; ​encouraged by the fact that every £1 they donate will be doubled by the Greenham Trust. We think this will be a really fun, unifying and entertaining day for all of us to be involved in and thank you so much in advance for your support!