We sang heartily at the annual Portobello Wassail at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard on January 27th. It was an oasis of calm amidst stormy weather all around! Many thanks to Jon Davey for the great photos.
We had a great time singing at the Portobello Christmas market in Brighton Park in December. Thanks to Jon Davey for the photos.
A few photos from our singing session on Portobello beach – another glorious evening. Thanks again to Jon Davey for the lovely photos
We had a great time singing at Newhailes as part of their December Holly Days. You can see the fun and energy in the faces! Thanks to Jon Davey again for the lovely photos.
We had a wonderful sunny evening for our sea songs session on the beach. A fire kept us cosy as the sun started to go down and 8 of us plunged into the sea, singing as we swam! Thanks to Jon Davey for the lovely photos.
There was standing room only at our summer concert at St. Mark’s Church! Here are some edited highlights Portobello Community Choir 18th May 2016
A group of about 18 singers braved torrential rain and gail force winds to sing on the steps of the Town Hall to an appreciative audience for the switching on of the lights and late night shopping in Portobello. We were then invited to the Lothian Dance Academy where we dried out over a very welcome glass of gluwien and a piece of stollen thanks to Morag Phillips. We watched some stunning dancing, and then sang some more – we have already been invited back for next year!
On 30th May Portobello Community Choir started the Imagine Portobello event off in style with an Aboriginal welcome song that we encouraged everyone to join in with. We also sang a rousing gospel song ‘Come along my friend’ as part of the opening ceremony and performed as part of the grand finale in the Old Parish Church at the end of the day. Many thanks to Jon Davey for these lovely photos.
Around 45 people came to the wassailing at PEDAL’s Donkeyfield Community Orchard on 24th January. Portobello Community Choir led the singing of wassails with style! We toasted the trees and enjoyed spiced apple juice and cakes round the bonfire.
We will start back again on Wednesday 7th January 7.15 – 9.30pm and will have a focus on learning songs for the Wassail at Donkeyfield Community Orchard on Saturday 24th January 2-4pm