Social Events and Special Performances

One of the many benefits of joining a choir are the social events and the Edwin James Festival Choir are excellent ambassadors in organising an eclectic mix!


We pride ourselves in not only taking care of our members, but make sure they have a good time on and off the performance stage as can be seen below in our Social Events report.

Events over the last 12 months

CURTAIN UP - THE SEQUEL!  March 2019

 

The choir performed at the Mayor of Littlehampton's CharIty Gala Performance "Curtain Up - The Sequel!" on 9th March 2019.

 

Both performances were almost sold out and we had a great time performing 6 musical theatre songs, helping to raise funds for Arun Youth Projects and Littlehampton Art and Social Club Bursary Fund. 

 

 

 

 

COFFEE MORNING FOR RED NOSE DAY - March 2019

 

 

Hosted by Derek and Janet, the coffee morning was well supported and raised £150.

 

 

Thanks to everyone involved and everyone who came!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLEHAMPTON CHARITY PANCAKE OLYMPICS - March 2019

 

 

This event, organised by Littlehampton Town Council, was well supported with 14 teams taking part in this fun event to raise money for their chosen charities.

 

The silver winner scoop up a cheque for £75 courtesy of *OURSELVES* Edwin James Festival Choir & Orchestra.

 

More details to come.

 

 

LITTLEHAMPTON CIVIC SERVICE  - February 2019

 

The choir helped to lead the singing at the Mayor's annual service to celebrate all the groups, organisations and individuals that make Littlehampton special.

 

It was an honour to be part of it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE POWER OF LOVE  - January 2019

 

Members of the choir took part in a sell-out charity concert to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's charity, organised by choir member Lorna Haynes.

 

The concert was dedicated to Lorna's husband Colin, who is suffering with the condtion. For her 50th birthday, Colin had given Lorna a recording session, where she recorded the Jenifer Rush song, which she sang to open the show.

 

Interspersed with other singers from the community, the cast sang a full programme of songs from the Musicals as well as an operatic section, accompanied by Lorna and James Rushman on keyboards.

 

There were so many highlights during this wonderful evening, including a real life marriage proposal by Ian to Pam, but a special mention must be made for the fabulous Daniella Dream aka The Mayor of Littlehampton. 

 

Congratulations to everyone involved for a great evening, raising over £1700 for the charity.

 

Click the link below for the write up in the Littlehampton Gazette and to watch the proposal! Littlehampton Gazette - proposal

 

 

 

CHOIR CHRISTMAS PARTY - December 2018 

 

The choir took time to relax and enjoy a Christmas Quiz with a drink or two to celebrate Yuletide!

 

Many thanks to our Vice President John, who organised the quiz, which included many music questions, famous faces and Name the Tune. 

 

Highlight of the evening had to be the winning team (The Captain's Table) who sang Ten Green Bottles with hilarious interuptions from John (you had to be there!)

 

Thanks also goes to James, Chris, Noelle and Stuart for organising everything else during the evening, including the raffle and the tombola. We had a great time!

 

 

 

CAROL SINGING AT MORRISONS - December 2018 

 

The choir brought some festive joy when they sang carols to the shoppers at Morrisons store in Wick and raised a magnificent £400 for charity over 2 hours!

 

Thanks to Morrisons and everyone who sang, supported and donated. 

 

 

FISH AND CHIP SUPPER AND CONCERT - December 2018 

 

The choir were invited to sing at the Littlehampton United Church for their fish & chip supper and concert event.

 

A great time was had by all!

 

 

 

LITTLEHAMPTON TOWN CENTRE ILLUMINATIONS - November 2018 

 

The choir sang carols to entertain the crowds at the Littlehampton Christmas Lights switch on event in the town centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARITY COFFEE MORNING - November 2018

 

 

The choir organised a coffee morning in aid of BBC Children In Need and raised a fantastic sum of £200.

 

Thank you everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLEHAMPTON BONFIRE NIGHT - October 2018

 

A fabulous celebration held at Littlehampton Seafront organised by the Littlehampton Bonfire Society.

 

This event attracted large crowds to witness the spectacular torchlight processions, mammoth bonfire and seafront firework display.

 

As well as providing entertainment for residents and visitors, the event enables the Littlehampton Bonfire Society to support many local charities and good causes. This year's beneficiaries are Sussex Steel, Sussex Tornados, LOCA, Littlehampton Sea Cadets, Care for Veterans, Worthing Mencap.

 

The choir walked in the procession dressed in our theme of  "Halloween Wedding" and collected £447.59. Well done to all involved!

 

 

 

SHUFFLEBOARD - October 2018

 

A fun evening playing Shuffleboard was enjoyed by members of the choir, Littlehampton Twinning Association and the Mayor of Littlehampton.

 

This was a joint fundraising event with Littlehampton Twinning Association which also included a Ploughmans supper. 

 

Thanks to all who attended and everyone who helped organise the event.

 

 

LITTLEHAMPTON HIGH STREET MARKET - September 2018

 

The choir set up a stall at the market in the High Street to sell various goodies and raised £242 for choir music.

 

Thank you to those who manned the stall and to the public once again for their support.

 

 

LITTLEHAMPTON TOWN SHOW AND FAMILY FUN DAY - September 2018

 

The choir once again set up a stall at the Show, displaying choir information and details of our next performance plus great bargains to purchase. The day also included excellent family entertainment, superb performances on the stage, other high quality stalls and the annual produce and craft competitions.

 

Many thanks to everyone helping on the stall and to the public who continue to support us. We raised £111.16 which will go towards the purchase of music. 

 

 

20TH BIRTHDAY PARTY - August 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for the write up and photos

 

JAMES AND CHRIS' GARDEN PARTY - August 2018

 

The annual garden party, hosted by our President and Treasurer, took place on a lovely day where approximately 65 choir members and patron's were truely spoilt with a selection of lovely food.

 

Thank you for a great party !

TRIP TO BRUGES - July 2018

 

Members of the choir and patrons took a lovely 4 day trip across the pond to Bruges, stopping at Veurne and Ypres.

 

Click here to view a selection of photos

JAMIE'S WISH FAMILY FUN DAY - July 2018

 

Hampton, our mascot, is having a fantastic summer!

 

He is such a lovely cuddly Hedgehog that he was asked to attend the Jamie's Wish family Fun day.

 

He enjoyed all the events that took place!

 

 

SUSSEX DAY CONCERT - July 2018

 

A special performance of the Sussex Day Concert took place on 20th July at Yapton Village Hall for the Yapton & District Cottage Gardeners' Society, with the choir singing songs of the 70s with Sussex songs and poems.

 

MAYOR'S PARTY IN THE PARK - July 2018

 

Hampton, our Mascot appeared at the "Mayor's Party in the Park" on 15th July 2018 at Mewsbrook Park. 

 

The event raised £659.41 for the Littlehampton Mayor's charity for the year, Arun Youth Projects.

 

 

PATRONS EVENT - July 2018

 

The patrons of the choir enjoyed a lovely high tea in beautiful surroundings on a warm sunny day.

 

The annual event thanks all patrons for their love and support of the choir over the year.

 

We would like to thank Chris and James for organising the event and supplying the delicious tea and to Norman, Doreen and their family for their hospitality. 

 

WAITROSE COMMUNITY MATTERS - June 2018

 

The choir and orchestra were recently selected by the Rustington branch of Waitrose as one of three charities to benefit from a share of £1000 which is donated to charity every month.

 

We are please to announce that we have been granted £280!

 

Many thanks to Stuart Capelin and everyone who shopped at Waitrose to supported us by popping their green discs into our container.

 

ARMED FORCES DAY - June 2018

 

The choir sang a special selection of Wartime songs including some songs from Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man at the Littlehampton Armed Forces Day.

 

The day was in aid of the Royal British Legion to celebrate and honor those that serve and have served in the Armed Forces. 

 

SUSSEX DAY CELEBRATIONS - June 2018

 

The choir sang at the Arun District Council event held in Littlehampton High Street by the Dolphin pub on Saturday 16th June 2018. 

 

The event was opened by Arun District Council Chairman, Cllr Alan Gammon, who has been instrumental in promoting Sussex Day. 

 

The event included the Town Crier, Sussex Pond Singers and Clog Dancers, Poetry plus food and drink from Sussex!

SUMMER FAYRE - June 2018

 

The choir held their annual Summer Fayre on a beautiful sunny day in the gardens of the Littlehampton United Church.

 

Thank you so much to everyone who helped man a stall, helped set up, those who looked after refreshments, those who donated (and there were many of you), Chris, James and the Committee for organising it all and to our lovely public for coming along and supporting us - we had over 200 through the gate.

 

We made a fabulous £1,111 on the day (since increased to £1300) which will go a long way to purchase music for future concerts. This in turn raises money for our chosen charities.

 

Thank you everyone.

 

MAYOR OF LITTLEHAMPTON'S CHARITY GALA PERFORMANCE "Curtain Up!" - March  2018

 

A selection of choir members performed a medley of Musical Theatre songs as  part of the Mayors's Charity Gala Performance "Curtain Up!" 

 

They sang songs from Follies, My Fair Lady, Grease, Half a Sixpence and La Cage Aux Folles, all in elegant costume. Their performance included a hilarious appearance of a pantomime horse during "The Ascot Gavotte".

 

The show raised funds for the Mayor's charities The Friends of Mewsbrook Park' and The Littlehampton Heritage Railway.

 

A great time was had by all!

MUSIC

"Speaks what cannot be expressed,

Soothes the mind and gives it rest,

Heals the heart and makes it whole,

Flows from Heaven to the soul."

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