Join us aboard the SS American!
We're sad to be leaving Godspell behind us, but as always we are looking forward to our next show! Next Spring, we will be performing Cole Porter's classic musical Anything Goes at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading.
The Cole Porter classics follows stowaway Billy Crocker on his whirlwind endeavour to win the heart of glamorous society heiress, Hope Harcourt, before the ship reaches port. With the hep of his friend Reno Sweeney, and several cases of mistaken identity, Billy rigs a plot to trick Hope's overbearing mother, her wealthy aristocratic fiance and the ship's Captain, so he can be alone with Hope and confess his love. But will it all go according to plan?
Awash with some of Cole Porter's best loved songs including: 'You're the Top', 'Friendship', 'It's De-Lovely' and the title song 'Anything Goes'.
If you would like to join us aboard the SS American as we cruise along this journey, our first rehearsal will be on Monday 6th November where our fabulous creative team will give us a feel for the show.
Of course a cruise ship needs crew as well as passengers! If you're interested in helping us in any way behind the scenes or with the technical equipment, please fill out our membership form or contact our membership secretary Anne Lowder on 0118 972 4464.
It's Christmas time again!
We LOVE Christmas and as we approach the season, we're so excited to have a full programme of carol sings, events and of course our Annual Christmas Concert.
Read more here about our full Christmas schedule and where you can look out for us through December.
Autumn 2018 - Little Shop of Horrors
We are so excited to announce that the show after Anything Goes will be Little Shop of Horrors, performed at Leighton Park School from Wednesday 24th October to Saturday 27th October 2018. Featuring songs including "Suddenly Seymour" and "Somewhere That's Green", Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of a monstrous plant that takes over a shop in Skid Row and the love story that blooms in this strange situation.
If you'd like to join us for this show, on stage or behind the scenes, our first rehearsal will be held on Monday 28th May 2018, but you can always come down to the Grange Church on a Monday or Wednesday evening to talk to us about it.
Top Tips for Surviving Show Week
It's finally here! After all those months of preparation, the week you've been waiting for (and simultaneously dreading) has arrived...no doubt along with an Autumn cold! With our show week for Godspell starting, we asked our cast and crew what their top tips for preparing for and surviving show week are.
Multi-NODA Winning Society
In June 2017, the Sainsbury Singers were delighted to receive 6 District Awards and 4 Trophies from NODA! (National Operatic and Dramatic Association). You can read more about the awards and meet our winners in our special blog here.
Future dates for your diary:
- Anything Goes First Rehearsal, 6th November 2017, 7.30pm - The Grange Church, Southcote
- Annual Christmas Concert, 9th December, 3pm - St Peter Church, Caversham
- Anything Goes, 16th-19th May 2018 - The Hexagon, Reading
- Gospel Workshop with Jo Sercombe, 1st September 2018 - The Grange Church, Southcote
- Little Shop of Horrors, 24th-27th October 2018 - Leighton Park Theatre, Reading
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