What we're about

In this times of isolation and social distancing we carry on "Singing Together" but we are doing online until it is safe to meet again. We are the LOLCHOIR, a group created in Sept. 2013. The Singing must go on!

We usually focus on Latin American & Spanish repertoire, but in Summer 2020 we will be doing a short term focused on Traditional 'World Music Repertoire'.

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T H E " L O L C H O I R "

LOL = Landscapes Of Latin-America

As the name suggests the aim of the LOLCHOIR is to paint the Landscapes of Latin-America (and Spain) through the sound of its music, from Mexico to Argentina and the Iberian Peninsula.

* WHAT? The are plenty of choirs in London but no one -that I know- focused strictly on repertoire from Latin America. There are countless wonderful songs and melodies to sing so why not?

* WHY? Singing is one of my favourite things in life and I love sharing that passion with people, it is fun, relaxing, healing, and very accessible to every one so why not? There is another aspect of the "why", and it is to create a space where people can either practice Spanish, learn it or basically get back to their roots if they are Spanish speakers but living in London there is not much space to sing in their mother tongue. Many more reasons exist, lets say we'll do it to feed our souls :).

* WHO CAN JOIN? Everyone willing to sing and have fun. Maybe you want to practise your Spanish, maybe you are learning it or simply anyone who enjoys singing :). NO AUDITION REQUIRED
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* WHERE?

Right now we are meeting online, but in 'normal times' the rehearsals are just a 10min walk from KING'S CROSS station at "Calthorpe Project" 258 - 274 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8LH

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More info: http://www.lolchoir.com

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See you soon!

Camilo Menjura

http://www.menjuramusic.com

Upcoming events (1)

AUTUMN 2021: SING IN SPANISH WITH THE LOLCHOIR! (IN PERSON & VIA ZOOM)

LOLCHOIR AUTUMN 2021
(8 dates): Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Oct. 6, 13, 20 >>> 7:30 - 9pm

During our 8 sessions we will explore several songs from the Latin American and Spanish Folk tradition (in Spanish), but you don't need to speak the language to sing it.

The learning process is done by ear. Lyrics & translations are provided as well as audio guide files and occasional scores if at all used.

☛ HYBRID SESSIONS: IN PERSON & ONLINE (AT THE SAME TIME)
Following the national guide lines for community choirs in the UK, we can get back to singing in the same space, but the option of connecting online (specially for people that are not in London) is available.

Many choirs have done "Hybrid sessions" with some people attending in person (in a room with ventilation), and others join from home via Zoom. I'd like to try running the sessions like that.

☛ DATES:
We meet on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9pm.

Session #1 ........... September 1st
Session #2 ........... September 8th
Session #3 ........... September 15th
Session #4 ........... September 22nd
Session #5 ........... September 29th
Session #6 ........... October 6th
Session #7 ........... October 13th
Session #8 ........... October 20th

- The learning process is done by ear.
- Lyrics & translations are provided as well as audio guide files and scores (depending on the tune)

💻 ZOOM LINK FOR ALL THE SESSIONS:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlduuuqT8oGdxvlk68uGiydrSu_uOPwQUo

☛ FEE:
People contribute with £10 or £8 (concessions) per session via PayPal, Cash (when in person) or Bank Transfer

☀️ PAYMENT LINK:
http://www.menjuramusic.com/payment.html

or

🌀 REGISTER & PAYMENT LINK:
(if you haven’t registered before)
http://www.menjuramusic.com/choirs-reg-and-payment.html

☛ WHERE
When in person, we meet at a community centre near King's Cross Station, a 10min walk from the station.

Calthorpe Project
258 - 274 ​Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8LH

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Thanks everyone for taking the time to read this far!

Please get in touch if you have any question, comment, suggestion, etc., or even if you just want to say hello.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 16th June!

Best wishes,

Camilo 😊
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