From Zoom to Room – there’s room for you
We have enjoyed being back in our rehearsal Room at Harmony Hall and are currently recruiting new members. Have you always wanted to sing with others but never dared? We dare you. If your only experience is singing in the shower and you are not sure you are in tune, we might well be the choir for you. You don’t need to be able to read music and there is no audition. As everybody is different and life demands are unpredictable, commitment can be flexible and you can pay as you go or termly. We rehearse on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 9.30 and your first session is free.
We aim to make Covid-safer singing work to protect all of us in 2022 and beyond including socially distanced singing and face masks in communal areas. Sanitiser is provided.
During lockdown, WAVE carried on rehearsing and performing online, making three films (click to view): WAVE’s lockdown films
As well as making films, we wrote our own Covid song, shared solos in a mystery song segment weekly, started to reflect on what Black Lives Matter means for the choir, and made a commitment to action on the environment withThe Resolution Song. We embraced people living at a distance, socialised and supported each other through tough times at home and work.
WAVE Choir (Walthamstow All Voice Ensemble) was started in April 2016 by Virginia Firnberg and Jo Clare. It is a community based, ‘no audition’ choir with high aspirations. Led by Virginia’s talent in composition, arranging and conducting, this energetic and diverse choir makes for a dynamic mix.
We have a unique approach, as exemplified by our concert, ‘The Elements’, on the E17 Art Trail in June 2017, featuring songs all about the chemical elements. WAVE has already performed with many musical luminaries: Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Woods, Byron Gold, to name just a few, and has already made quite an impact.
We welcome those in the community who enjoy singing and want to get funky with our jazzy, soulful and eclectic musical stylings.
Virginia really brings the musicality out in our singing. I am absolutely amazed by the sound we all make together.
As one who also sings for a male voice choir it really gives me great pleasure to sing in a mixed choir and to know that all of you are so dedicated to this choir which gives me a great feeling when we all sing. I must also say that the WAVE choir and the male choir (3VMVC) are so fortunate to to have such a dedicated, experienced, pleasurable and uplifting MD as Virginia. What would we do with out her.
I have learnt a lot about music and the voice, with a musical director who knows her stuff and friendly choir members with great voices.
WAVE in the news
Click here to read an article about us in the Waltham Forest Echo by Debra Oakaby.
Click here to read an article about us in the Waltham Forest Echo by our very own by Helen Porter (page 13).