The Singing section is dedicated to those of you who do, or could, enjoy the experience of singing.
Can you sing?
I addressed this question some four years ago in a video introducing the Singing section (see here … http://tinyurl.com/j29kg6t ) and for those who say to themselves that they can’t sing, maybe they can and should!
Here are some links that may persuade you to take action:
Why singing in a choir makes you feel better: http://tinyurl.com/kbc6dzx
It IS up to you.
We have two groups:
- Choral singing for those who prefer a choral setting. In London, we currently comprise a good balance of male and female contributors to the traditional SATB parts
- Solo Singing for those who relish performing on their own or to others’ accompaniment.
As usual, the RICS Singers based at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD, provides members with an opportunity to sing together and welcomes ICE members, family and friends to participate. It has announced the following events with associated rehearsal details.
Remembrance Service – Friday 3 November at St Margaret’s Westminster
Rehearsal from 11am on the day at the church with other rehearsals at RICS from 6.30pm (attend two if possible):-
Tuesday 10 October
Wednesday 18 October
Thursday 26 October
RICS/ICE Carol Service – Monday 4 December at St Margaret’s Westminster
Rehearsal from 3pm on the day at the church
Livery Company Carol Service – Monday 18 December at St Lawrence Jewry
Rehearsal from 4pm at the church
Other rehearsals for both above two services will be at RICS from 6.30pm (attend two if possible):-
Wednesday 15 November
Thursday 23 November
Wednesday 29 November
Rehearsals are guided by the choir master Bill Gloyn assisted by Michael Chapman, captured below in full flow at rehearsal.
A reasonable proficiency at reading music, excellent pitch and good voice is required which, with rehearsal, will hit most of the notes correctly!
For those eager to try out their singing elsewhere, why not visit the City Chorus in London. Their website is http://www.londoncitychorus.com and enquiries are to Dionne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their musical director is Paul Ayres and they rehearse close to Bank Tube station.
We are looking for more choirs throughout Great Britain, Europe and globally with a welcoming smile for civil engineers and video snippets of choirs in action which can adorn a Facebook page.
We are also keen to encourage solo singing contributions from around the world. Why not follow the example of Serena Gough and Joanna Bateman, both in the UK, and share with us your passion for singing….and it needn’t be in English!
Serena is now well into her Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham and is an ICE Quest Undergraduate Scholar with Network Rail and alumna of Newport Girls’ High School. Links to her younger days are here:-
Joanna is a traffic signals specialist with Mouchel working towards chartered status on their Graduate Scheme. She composes her own lyrics and … well see her perform her Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Song here:
and enjoy her YouTube channel which is here:
Now, it’s your turn. Drop me a line on how you are getting on and share any ideas you may have for raising even higher the voices of civil engineers.
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