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Street Choirs Festival 2016: Friday Evening Entertainment at Curve

Friday June 24th 2016

7.30 pm – 10.30 pm

The Street Choirs Festival will be hosting an evening entertainment in Curve main auditorium featuring local artists.

Currently, we have the following artistes appearing:

  • John Constantine – will be performing ‘socialist magic’ in the cafe and bar areas of Curve throughout the evening.

Morris dancers will be performing outside in Orton Square

And from 10.30pm – 11.30pm

Relaxing and dancing in the Studio to the music of the Afro City Swingsters

Tickets for the above are on sale for £5 each. If you would like to buy tickets, please contact redleicesterchoir@mail.com

Alun Parry returns to Leicester

We’re lucky enough to have Alun Parry returning to Leicester to play at the Musician next month, and even luckier to be supporting him. Last November’s gig was a great experience for the choir, and Alun’s spot-on political songs went down a storm. Come along and enjoy it with us! Tickets can be bought from the Musician, or from any choir member.

Alun Parry with Red Leicester Choir
The Musician, Crafton St West
Doors at 7.30pm for an 8pm start
Advance tickets: £6 / £4 concessions
Door tickets: £7 / £5 concessions

Fundraising Ceilidh with Greenshoots this Saturday!

Red Leicester Choir will be holding a fundraiser for Leicester Friends of Bethlehem, an organisation that creates links between Leicester and Bethlehem and supports Palestinian arts groups, with plenty of singing and lively dancing to Greenshoots Ceilidh Orchestra. There will be a licensed bar and delicious food available at low cost, and it promises to be a rollicking evening as usual!

7.30 – 10.30pm

Saturday 20th April

Ukrainian Hall, corner of Hinckley Rd/Fosse Rd South, Leicester LE3 0QD

Tickets £6/£4

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Alun Parry and Red Leicester at The Musician

Alun Parry and RL at The Musician

New Members’ Evening 2012

We welcome new members at any time, but we are having a special new members’ evening on Wednesday 19 September at 8pm, at the Secular Hall, Humberstone GateThis will be a chance to listen to a few songs from our repertoire and begin to learn and join in with them too. We are an open-access choir – there are no auditions, and you don’t have to be able to read music. If you’re interested in singing songs for positive political change with friendly people, please come along!

Fundraiser

Red Leicester Choir will be holding a fundraiser for Bondhon, a community project in Bangladesh, with plenty of singing and lively dancing to Greenshoots Ceilidh Orchestra. There will be food available and a licensed bar, and it promises to be a rollicking evening as usual!

7.30 – 10.30pm

Saturday 17th March

Ukrainian Hall, corner of Hinckley Rd/Fosse Rd South, Leicester LE3 0QD

Tickets £6/£4, small charge for food

Supporting striking public sector workers

Today several members of Red Leicester were striking to defend their public sector pensions, and the choir joined in with the Leicester march from High Street to the Athena. We sang in Orton Square as people arrived (as best we could over the fantastic sound of thousands of people and lots of whistles, vuvuzelas and drums!), and then onstage at the end of the rally.

The song ‘Tory Toffs’, which we picked up from Strawberry Thieves at Raise Your Banners last weekend, seemed to go down particularly well with the marchers:

Tory, Tory cuts no thanks, Sir
Nick and David love the bankers
We think they’re a load of… Tory toffs
No ifs no buts no public sector cuts