In fine voice

Enfield Community Singers

Enfield Community Singers have been performing locally for eight years (Photo: Ana M. Wiggins)

The director of Enfield Community Singers, Simon Gilbert, invites people to a series of local concerts

I made it my mission two years ago, in my early eighties, to not only retain the singing voice that I achieved in my earlier years but to improve upon it.

Normally the singing voice deteriorates with age, but I never believed that this should be the case. I set about the task of selecting classical songs that I love and working on them continuously to hone them into my system.

The result is my beautiful compilation album With All My Heart. It is a collection of popular, theatrical and classical songs which show all sides of my art. My illustrious career includes being the singing voice for Peter O’Toole for the great song The Impossible Dream from the 1972 film Man of La Mancha. I was also the leading man to both Ginger Rogers in Mame and Cleo Lane in Showboat. From 1987 until 2010 I toured extensively with my professional musical company, Spun Gold, performing successful concerts to leading theatres across the UK.

I am now choral director of Enfield Community Singers, which in our eighth year has become a leading choir in borough. We have had many sell-out performances in churches, the Dugdale Centre, Forty Hall, and Millfield Theatre, where we supported The Opera Boys in 2017. Our extensive repertoire covers selections from all the musicals; the Dixie, Garland, Beatles, Sixties and Latin American eras; as well as music which covers all the seasons of the year! All of our concerts are free to enjoy, with collections for worthy causes.

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Don’t miss our next two brilliant concerts. The first will be a return to St Andrew’s Church in Southgate on Saturday 30th March, with a show entitled Spring Awakening – held in support of London Air Ambulance. The programme will include Rodgers and Hammerstein, the best of London’s musicals, and a selection from Les Miserables, Gershwin and Gerome favourites, and, of course some spring songs.

Then on Friday 5th April we join forces again with the popular local ladies’ choir Bella Cora at the United Reform Church in Palmers Green to perform All In The April Evening! This will be to support the international humanitarian charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

My unique album With All My Heart will be on sale at St Andrew’s for £10. It comes to you with all my heart!

For more information regarding the Enfield Community Singers, future concerts, and Simon’s album:
Call 020 8360 7386
Email [email protected]

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