Herne Hill Music
Festival 2017. Oct. 6th-15th
Programme

2017 programme

'Catch Me A Song' - dinner and cabaret.

The Half Moon

10 Half Moon Lane
London
SE24 9HU

GB

SixteenFeet perform 'Catch me a Song'

Sixteenfeet

After the success of previous Sixteenfeet productions, 'Catch me a Song' cabaret is back and jam packed with a fantastic collection of songs performed live by West End performers, bringing you music from the world of Jazz Swing, Musical Theatre, Motown, Soul and Classical - something for everyone, not to be missed! Songs include:Lion King, Avenue Q, Starlight Express, A Chorus line, Sweet Charity, Dancing in the Streets, Carnaby Street, The Ratpack, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain’t misbehaving, and Grand Hotel.

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the Half Moon restaurant

The Half Moon

Included in your ticket price are:
A glass of La Tordera Prosecco DOCG on arrival and a specially prepared 3 course set menu from Head Chef Mike Blizzard. Each course will have a meat, a fish, and a vegetarian option, to be selected on the day. A copy of this menu is available on request. If you or your guests have any allergens that we should be made aware of, please let your server know when you are seated and we will do our best to accommodate you. Whilst a dish may not contain a specific allergen, due to the wide range of ingredients used in our kitchen, foods may be at risk of cross contamination by other ingredients.
And of course – an amazing cabaret show.

Bookings via The half Moon

website of The Half Moon

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The event, 'Catch Me A Song' - dinner and cabaret., will take place at The Half Moon, and it will feature: Sixteenfeet Productions

Harp Recital

The Oak Building, Herne Hill School

The Old Vicarage, 127 Herne Hill
London
SE24 9LY

GB

Alexander Thomas

Alexander Thomas, harp.

Alexander is principal harpist of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, resident harpist at the Sherborne Summer School of Music, and a regular performer at the Renaissance St. Pancras and other top hotels in London. As an orchestral player he has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, York Minster, St. John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and Birmingham Barclaycard Arena. In the theatre he has performed in acclaimed productions in the Brighton Fringe Festival and as a featured musician in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. As a soloist he has performed live on BBC Radio.

Hi programme will include
Herbert Howells: Prelude for Harp
Edwin York Bowen: Arabesque for Harp
and a selection of transcriptions of works by Claude Debussy

website of Alexander Thomas, harp.

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10

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The event, Harp Recital, will take place at The Oak Building, Herne Hill School, and it will feature: Alexander Thomas, Harpist

Coffee-morning music.

Herne Hill United Church

Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9PW

GB

Fuzion Trio

Fuzion Trio

Featuring cello, saxophone and piano Fuzion Trio play arrangements of jazz standards, light classical pieces and Latin music, ranging from Bach, and Gershwin to Adele and Astor Piazzolla. Angie (cello) is a classically trained cellist who also plays in a number of established London orchestras. Ollie (saxophone) and Bob (piano) play jazz, soul, and in jazz big bands. The Trio was set up in South London three years ago. The performance will include their own arrangements of music by Bach (Prelude No. 1 in C major), Piazzolla (Libertango), Albinoni (Adagio in G minor), Pachelbel (Canon), Zawinul (Mercy Mercy) and Jimmy Van Heusen (Come Fly with me).

website of Fuzion Trio

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There will be a fund-raising collection for the charity: - Young Adults at St Christopher’s Hospice

Herne Hill Sings On

St Faith's Church

Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9JQ

GB

The Cambria Choir

The Cambria Choir

The Cambria Choir are South London’s popular non-auditioning community choir. The choir’s name is from The Cambria in Loughborough Junction, where they rehearse every Monday. They sing three times a year at the Cambria, plus they are regulars at the local Ruskin Park Summer fete. They sing every year in Rottingdean at the Queen Victoria. They are fearlessly directed by Sarah Fisher and Lucy Harrower, who write their own SATB arrangements of a variety of pop, jazz and rock songs.

website of The Cambria Choir
Lambeth Ladies Choir

Lambeth Ladies Choir

Founded 55 years ago, the LLC is a flourishing choir of about 35 ladies which meets for rehearsals every Friday afternoon in West Norwood. We have been conducted for most of that time by Julian Williamson. We perform three public concerts each year, usually together with the South London String Orchestra. We have a large library (over 250 pieces) of varied music to draw upon, including songs from musicals, opera and operetta, part songs and music specially written and/or arranged for us.

Nunhead Community Choir

Nunhead Community Choir

The choir are a fun, friendly group. Our songs include pop classics, show tunes and folk. We're a mixed group with people from all walks of life and every level of ability, the only rule is that you have to love singing.

website of Nunhead Community Choir
Vocallective

Vocallective

Vocallective meet on Tuesday nights in Forest Hill. We sing classic and contemporary pop tunes and love making quirky choices for our repertoire! We laugh a lot while we learn and call ourselves the Friendliest Choir in London with good reason!  With members aged from 28 to 68 from every walk of life and no auditions to join, we pride ourselves on our inclusivity. Pop along any Tuesday in term time and give us a shot!

website of Vocallective

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5

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3

The event, Herne Hill Sings On, will take place at St Faith's Church, and it will feature: Choirs from Herne Hill and around

Alt-classical - World Music

The Half Moon

10 Half Moon Lane
London
SE24 9HU

GB

iyatra quartet

iyatraQuartet

Join two critically acclaimed, award-winning chamber groups for an evening of genre-spanning music reaching to the far corners of the globe. The iyatraQuartet and syzygy are committed to creating innovative performances of music both new and old.

Described as ‘one of the most exciting new music groups around at the moment’, iyatraQuartet are multi-instrumentalists who work collaboratively to create original, boundary-bending and joyful music. The London-based Quartet have enjoyed recent performances at WOMAD, Cambridge Big Weekend and London International Arts Festival as well as multidisciplinary projects with contemporary dance and live poetry.

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Members of syzygy

syzygy

The saxophone collective syzygy have performed across the UK: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Park Lane Series, Proud in Camden and more. Their debut recording, Songs For the Coming Day was highly recommended by the Times and reviewed by composer and saxophonist Andy Scott as: “Speaking as someone who has performed in a saxophone quartet for thirty years, I would urge you to buy this recording as the Syzygy Quartet transport us to a dark, beautiful and spiritual musical world, it’s as if we’re riding on the wings of angels!'  

This concert will feature music from iyatra’s debut album, This World Alone, and syzygy will perform solo, duo and trio works including the world premiere of Ta Hiera by Paul Evernden.

Programme also includes:
Nikola Resanovic - alt. music. ballistic (London premiere)
Stockhausen - Boys's Duet
Anna Clyne - Choke
Paul Evernden - Ta Hiera (world premiere)
Marc Mellits - Black

Full Price

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12

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8

The event, Alt-classical - World Music, will take place at The Half Moon, and it will feature: iyatraQuartet, and syzygy

Family Concert - Flautotonic

Brockwell Hall

Brockwell Park
London

GB

Flautotonic

Flautotonic

MUSICAL JOURNEYS

Join Flautotonic for an entertaining exploration of music from a wealth of ages and countries. The varied programme explores Medieval dances to Argentine tangos and virtuoso Baroque music to toe tapping folk music.

Flautotonic are David Beaney (recorders and Baroque flute), Rebecca McChyrstal (percussion).

website of Flautotonic

Full Price

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7

Concessions

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5

The event, Family Concert - Flautotonic, will take place at Brockwell Hall, and it will feature: Flautotonic

Bandstand Music in the Park

Performance space, Brockwell Hall

Brockwell Park
London

GB

The Fabulous Honeys

The Fabulous Honeys - South London’s sweetest big band

We are an eighteen-piece big band, playing classic tunes from the swing era and arrangements of more contemporary tunes.  Our repertoire includes songs made famous by the giants of jazz including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong. We are a friendly, welcoming band and are open to new players of all ages who enjoy swing, jazz and big band era music.

website of The Fabulous Honeys - South London’s sweetest big band

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The event, Bandstand Music in the Park, will take place at Performance space, Brockwell Hall, and it will feature: The Fabulous Honeys

Greenhouse Klezmer

Community Greenhouses

Brockwell Park
London

GB

Oysland Band

Oysland Band

‘Full of atmosphere! Oysland’s music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.’ (Central and Eastern European London Review)

Top-notch contemporary Klezmer! Seven-piece band, Oysland, embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. They swoop through centuries of traditional pieces gleaned with panache from Eastern Europe, with wider influences from the Balkans whilst preserving all the original ingredients.

website of Oysland Band

Full Price

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7

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The event, Greenhouse Klezmer, will take place at Community Greenhouses, and it will feature: Oysland Band

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Festival Choral Evensong

St Faith's Church

Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9JQ

GB

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The Evensong at will be at St. Faith's Church this year. Imperial College Choir, Musical Director William Glendinning, will sing the Evensong, with hymns to be sung by the congregation. The preacher will be Revd Anthony Buckley, Honorary Curate at St Barnabas and Chaplain of Alleyn's School.

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Jazz Jam

Off The Cuff

301 Railton Road
London
SE24 0JW

GB

Head's Up, and anyone who wants to play.

The regular Monday Jazz Jam features in our programme again this year. The house band, Head's Up, led by Roger Humbles, will entertain you and provide backing to any aspiring jazzers who would like to display their skills or just gain experience. Come and play, or just relax and enjoy a great evening.

Ed Jones

Special guest - Ed Jones, saxophone

If you join in the jam you will have the great opportunity to share the stage with one of the country's leading saxophonists, Ed Jones.

Ed has been playing in the UK and internationally for over 25 years and his forceful imagination and sometimes volcanic tenor sound have been a major feature of the scene. His diverse interests have led to work with many international stars including Herbie Hancock, Tina Turner, Aswad, George Benson and Alison Moyet.

website of Special guest - Ed Jones, saxophone

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The event, Jazz Jam, will take place at Off The Cuff, and it will feature: House band and anyone who wants to play.

Gorgeous Guitars

Canopy Beer

Arch 1127 Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Road
London
SE24 9AJ

GB

Peter Black playing

Peter Black

Peter Black, born and based in London, is a classically trained guitarist who performs a wide range of music from different places and times. Peter performs extensively all over the UK in exclusive venues such as the Ritz, Kensington Palace, Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Claridges and the Connaught. His popularity has also earned him performances in Qatar, Dubai, Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco, Germany and Sweden.

Peter loves the versatility of the classical guitar in the sense that so many differing styles can be effectively communicated with the instrument. In order to give you a real taster of this, Peter will perform from the Spanish Romantic repertoire of the 19th Century, Latin Classical music with great rhythms from the modern period, plus Flamenco, Calypso, Blues, and arrangements of famous popular songs.

website of Peter Black
Steve Morrison

Steve Morrison

His extraordinary guitar playing has taken Steve to festivals and venues across Europe and now our TV screens as a ‘Guitar Star’ finalist. His ability to hold the bass-line and chords, while adding melody lines that sing, make his guitar playing unique. He is a master of open-chord tunings and his bottle-neck guitar turns heads.

He has released 6 CDs and enjoyed record sales. His repertoire includes many original songs full of wit and social commentary and the lyrics are delivered by a warm, passionate voice that combines with the guitar to give a powerful performance.

website of Steve Morrison

Full Price

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12

Concessions

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8

The event, Gorgeous Guitars, will take place at Canopy Beer, and it will feature: Peter Black and Steve Morrison

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Dance with the Winds

The Oak Building, Herne Hill School

The Old Vicarage, 127 Herne Hill
London
SE24 9LY

GB

London Consorts of Winds

The London Consorts of Winds commissioned 7 teams each of a composer and a choreographer to create new pieces. Each teams worked with one ensemble in the London Consorts of Winds. Today we present the pieces that have created. They are:

Janet Oates and Irene Fiordilino - Dryads
Zillah Myers and Alistair Wroe - The Sea Witch
Angela Slater and Sara Røisland Torsvik - The Glaciate Falls
David Bentley and Justyna Sochaj - Invisible Cities
John Holland and Alice Weber - Grasp
Martin Humphries and Yeonsoo Do - Kukolnost
Alan Taylor and Zosia Jo - Adrift

website of London Consorts of Winds

Full Price

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7

The event, Dance with the Winds, will take place at The Oak Building, Herne Hill School, and it will feature: London Consorts of Winds, and the dance company.

Balkan Dance Party

Off The Cuff

301 Railton Road
London
SE24 0JW

GB

Programme for 12th

6pm Doors open
6.30-7.45 London Gypsy Orchestra
8.30-9.30 The Trans-Siberian March Band
10-11pm The Trans-Siberian March Band

The Transiberian March Band

The Trans-Siberian March Band

Balkan brass party-starters the Trans-Siberian March Band are a colourful explosion of flamboyant, high-octane performances and musical miscellany - a fearsome blend of brass, reeds, percussion, guitar and vocals. We play riotous Balkan, Gypsy and Turkish tunes, up-tempo Russian drinking songs and even upper-tempo Klezmer, with a hint of hiphop and Latin for good measure.

website of The Trans-Siberian March Band
London Gypsy Orchestra

London Gypsy Orchestra

The LGO performs rousing arrangements of traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. This colourful ensemble of 20 enthusiastic musicians from all cultures and backgrounds, aims to inspire and educate the community in the magic of Gypsy music and culture.

website of London Gypsy Orchestra
A Jazz Umbrella Event

A Jazz Umbrella Event

Jazz Umbrella is a musician led organisation dedicated to the performance of live jazz and world music. It has supported jazz, world music and improvised music education since 1991.

website of A Jazz Umbrella Event

Full Price

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10

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7

The event, Balkan Dance Party, will take place at Off The Cuff, and it will feature: The Transiberian March Band, with the London Gypsy Orchestra

The Frankenstein Teacher

St Jude's C of E School

Regent Road
London
SE24 0EL

GB

The Frankenstein Teacher

A School Musical

Performers:
Mr Frankenstein - Sam Pantcheff
Miss Mary Shelley, the Head Teacher - Barbara Cunningham
The Doctor, The Hamster, shop assistants, and a class of pupils - pupils of St Jude’s C of E School
Piano - Elspeth Wilkes
Story by Tony Bradman
Composed by Simon Speare
Directed by Tim Newton
Conducted by Alan Taylor

A class at first hate their new and frightening teacher, Mr Frankenstein, due to his appearance. He is actually just a nice man who wants to be a good teacher. The story tells of the death of the class hamster, and how as a strange result the children come to love their new teacher.

We commissioned the composer Simon Speare to write this school musical based on a story by writer Tony Bradman. Simon and Tony, and a professional theatre director Tim Newton, will work with the pupils to prepare the performance.

Tickets for parents available through St Jude's school.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England

We are very pleased to have been awarded a grant by the Arts Council England for this musical, and without this support the performance would not have been possible.

Herne Hill Society

Herne Hill Society

We also received a grant towards the performance from the Herne Hill Society.

Full Price

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5

The event, The Frankenstein Teacher, will take place at St Jude's C of E School, and it will feature: Pupils of St Jude's School and professional soloists.

Maybe It's Because - Songs of London

The Half Moon

10 Half Moon Lane
London
SE24 9HU

GB

A programme of Music Hall, Ballads, Calypso and more, featuring:

John White

Accomplished performer of Music Hall and other London songs.

Abe Gibson, performance poet

Abe Gibson

Abe is an inspiring performer and writer who was recently 'Poet in Residence' at London Transport Museum.

City Ramblers Revival

City Ramblers Revival

City Ramblers Revival (Simon Prager - guitar & vocals; and Hylda Sims - guitar, vocals) play Skiffle, Blues, original songs and more. Tonight they perform London-based Music Hall, Evergreens and original material.

website of City Ramblers Revival
Racker Donnelly

Racker Donnelly

Irish folkpoet and entertainer, resident performer at the 'Musical Traditions Club.' 'A genius with words!' (Irish Times)

website of Racker Donnelly

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The event, Maybe It's Because - Songs of London, will take place at The Half Moon, and it will feature: The Broadsheet King, City Ramblers Revival, and Abe Gibson.

Young Musical Talent in our community

St Saviour's Hall

Herne Hill Road
London
SE24 0AY

GB

The Holst Symphony Orchestra

The Holst Symphony Orchestra

In Harmony Lambeth, based in Vauxhall, brings 150 young musicians together every week after school to make music in orchestras, choirs and ensembles. The children have different levels of experience and quickly make the journey from learning to making a sound on their instrument, to performing at various well known venues. The Holst Symphony Orchestra is our most advanced Orchestra. Working as a team we learn together, help each other to create music and have lots of fun in the process. We rehearse every Thursday and Friday.

website of The Holst Symphony Orchestra
St Saviour's Music Ensemble

St Saviour's Music Ensemble

Our Ensemble has been running since October 2016. The ensemble was created to give the children the opportunity to play together as an 'orchestra'. We welcome any possible instrument and we try to explore lots of different types of repertoire! The children are from years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

website of St Saviour's Music Ensemble
Bessemer Grange Samba Band

Bessemer Grange Samba Band

The twenty-strong Samba Band from Bessemer Grange Primary School will entertain us with their infectious Latin rhythms.

Young soloists

We hope to have several young soloists to entertain you. Those lined up so far include:

- Nathan Mukasa - viola
- Alfie Crews - guitar and voice, performing songs by Ed Sheeran and others, along with Arber Shera on drums

Full Price

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The event, Young Musical Talent in our community, will take place at St Saviour's Hall, and it will feature: Ensembles and soloists

Jazz Stars

Off The Cuff

301 Railton Road
London
SE24 0JW

GB

Programme for 14th

6.30 Doors open
7-8.15 The Matildas
9-10 Rick Leon James
10.30-11.30 Rick Leon James

The Rick Leon James Band

Rick Leon James Band

Rick Leon James is a musician, arranger, composer and facilitator of the industry. A master of the bass guitar, his music transcends genres but is rooted somewhere in the great funk and groove tradition represented by George Clinton, Funkadelic and Prince. 
 
Rick’s diverse work in the music industry includes running The Academy, a music agency and record label, and working extensively with artists development and with young aspiring musicians. He has performed with Amy Winehouse, Tinie Tempah, Estelle, Jocelyn Brown, and many more and has recently finished writing and producing the new album for award-winning saxophone artist, Yolanda Brown.

With support from workshop group the Matildas

website of Rick Leon James Band
A Jazz Umbrella Event

A Jazz Umbrella Event

Jazz Umbrella is a musician led organisation dedicated to the performance of live jazz and world music. It has supported jazz, world music and improvised music education since 1991.

website of A Jazz Umbrella Event

Full Price

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12

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8

The event, Jazz Stars, will take place at Off The Cuff, and it will feature: Rick Leon James Band

Charity Concert for 'Practical Action'

St Faith's Church

Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9JQ

GB

Haruko Seki

Haruko Seki

Haruko Seki, described by Musical Opinion as ' a pianist with an innate ability to communicate with her audience ' has performed at major UK venues including St John's Smith Square, The South Bank, Wigmore and Fairfield Halls. Internationally she has performed in Europe, America and the Far East.

An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Haruko studied with Piers Lane, Kathron Sturrock and Christopher Elton, completing her Master's and graduating with the Academy's highest performance award. The Times referred to her playing as 'Bathed in tonal beauty [which] took one into a world of serene enchantment.'

Programme:
Schumann - Kinderszenen  op 15
Schubert / Liszt - Soirees de Vienne, Valse - Caprice No 6
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz
Debussy - Arabesque, and L'isle  Joyeuse
Messiaen - pieces from 'Vingt Regards sur l'Enfante Jesus
Chopin - Scherzo No 2 in Bb minor

website of Haruko Seki
The Practical Action charity

Practical Action

Practical Action is an international development charity with a difference. Founded by the radical economist and philosopher Fritz Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, the charity knows that the simplest ideas can have a life-changing effect. It works closely with some of the world’s poorest people, using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better.

website of Practical Action

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The event, Charity Concert for 'Practical Action', will take place at St Faith's Church, and it will feature: The Jacquin Trio

The Lodger (1927) - silent film with music

St Faith's Church

Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9JQ

GB

The Lodger at the Door

Camberwell Community Choir and Band

One of Alfred Hitchcock's most celebrated films, The Lodger, is set in the London of the roaring 1920's. But at night, lurking in the fog, a serial killer known as 'The Avenger' is on the loose. When a mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting, suspicions begin to arise...

Join us at St Faith's Church for a silent film screening with live music by Camberwell Community Choir and band. Reviewers frequently list The Lodger as being in the top three silent films ever made and Hitchcock's signature combination of stylish camera work, trick shots, menacing themes as well as a good dose of dark humour are all apparent here. Coupled with some hauntingly beautiful music for some of the film's intense set-pieces, this is a screening not to be missed. 1920's dress is very welcome.

Full Price

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Concessions

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The event, The Lodger (1927) - silent film with music, will take place at St Faith's Church, and it will feature: Camberwell Community Choir and Band