Koruso!, meaningÂ chorus in Esperanto, began in October 2008 as a Southwark CouncilÂ initiative to promote community cohesion. It has since grown from a small choral group to a self-run community choir with a wide-ranging repertoire, performing music that bridges cultures and unites faith traditions.
To date, Koruso! has performed at a variety of venues across its home borough and beyond, andÂ has risen to the challenge of a live performance on BBC Radio.
The project won anÂ ABC awardÂ in DecemberÂ 2009 at the Royal Society for the Arts and was cited by the judging panelÂ asÂ â€an excellent, innovative way of bringing people together through a shared passion for musicâ€. The ABCs are the Awards For Bridging Cultures, administered by iCoCo (The Institute of Community Cohesion). A recent performance was at the Royal Festival Hall on Londonâ€™s Southbank as part ofÂ Voicelabâ€™s 2010 series.
Interested in joining?
New members, aged 18 and over, are always welcome.
Koruso! rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at The Learning Centre, Cator Street, Peckham,Â SE15 6AA. These premises are wheel-chair accessible.
Our next term commences on Thursday 9th September 2010 and runs for 12 weeks (with a break for half-term).
No audition is necessary for new members. The only requirement is a passion for singing and a commitment to the choir.
We perform on occasion by request and also at our own ticketed summer and winter concerts each year. You will need to attend at least 80% of rehearsals to take part in performances.
The first rehearsal is free. Term fees are Â£30 (Â£15 for concessions) for 12 weeks â€“ which is tremendous value, considering that you will be taught by our world-renowned Musical Director and Accompanist.
The term fees are payable by the second week of each term. Payments can be made by cash or cheques (please make these out to â€œKoruso Southwark Community Choirâ€).
If youâ€™re interested in singing in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment, then please come and join us!
ContactÂ email@example.com or phone 07539 525 559 for further information.
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Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45