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The Civil Engineers' Club
Institution of Civil Engineers

Singing

The Singing section is dedicated to those of you who do, or could, enjoy the experience of singing.

Can you sing?

Here are some links that may persuade you to take action:

Why singing in a choir makes you feel better: http://tinyurl.com/kbc6dzx

How five recommended ways to wellbeing are fulfilled by singing in a choir: http://tinyurl.com/kczdobd and associated NHS backup: http://tinyurl.com/bz2dfu2

It IS up to you.

We have a group for Choral Singing which joins with the RICS Singers.

The RICS Singers are based at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD. They provide members with an opportunity to sing together and welcome ICE members, family and friends to participate.

The RICS had a formal dinner at its headquarters in Great George St on Friday 15th June to celebrate its 150th Anniversary.

The choir sang several songs including “Ascot Gavotte” & “That Daring Young man on the Flying Trapeze”; singing “Look at the World”, as grace before guests had their meal.
Several members of ICE sang in the choir.

The next event will be the remembrance service at St Margaret’s Westminster Abbey at 1.00pm on Monday 12th November. Recently, attendance at this event has not been good and it has therefore been requested that we encourage friends and acquaintances to attend. Rehearsal on the day from 11.00am.

Other rehearsals on:

24 October

1 November

8 November

The choir will be singing at the annual ICE/RICS Carol Service at St Margaret’s Westminster Abbey at 5.00pm on Monday 10th December.  Rehearsal on the day from 3.00pm.

The Carol Service at St Lawrence Jewry will start at 6.00pm on Monday 17th December. Rehearsal on the day from 4.00pm.

Other rehearsals on:

21 November

28 December

6 December

New choir members are welcome, rehearsal details will be available nearer the time.

Rehearsals are guided by the choir master Bill Gloyn assisted by Michael Chapman, captured below in full flow at rehearsal.

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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  [email protected] Their musical director is Paul Ayres and they rehearse close to Bank Tube station.

Now, it’s your turn. If you are interested in Choral Singing please contact me for more information about participating in events.

Best wishes,

Tony Barber

[email protected]

Tel: 020 8300 1830

Alternatively, please contact Cathy Linacre at RICS, tel. 020 7334 3748