About

Welcome to Songsations!

A Selsdon based, female vocal ensemble.

Due to the restrictions brought about by Covid 19 Songsations rehearsals will be online for the foreseeable future. We meet via Zoom on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm-8.30pm and Friday mornings 10.30am-11.30am. Online sessions are £5 per week and you can attend one or two weekly sessions for this (weeks run from Monday-Sunday inc.).

Since April 2020 we have produced many virtual choir videos and organised two online concerts. The next online concert is being planned for April 2021.

Once we are able to meet again in person sessions will still be streamed from the hall on Zoom. This means you can join Songsations from wherever you are and remain a member even if you can not attend rehearsals in person. When you join us you will receive the password to our members area where you will find all the materials and info you need for rehearsals. Please email Claire at songsations@outlook.com for further details about how to join us.

THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION FOR WHEN WE RETURN TO FACE TO FACE REHEARSALS!

Rehearsals are held in the Morris Chapman Room*, St John the Divine Church Hall on the Upper Selsdon Road, CR2 8DD.

Tuesdays 7.30pm-9.15pm

Fridays 10am-11.45am

Your first session is free so you have nothing to lose. Come and give Songsations a try.

There is parking available behind the church hall or you can park on the street outside. The 412 bus stops almost outside the church hall whether you are coming from Croydon or Purley or the 64, 433 and 359 buses also stop not far away.

We sing mostly musical theatre with the odd film theme thrown in for good measure and we welcome anyone female aged 18 and over. All abilities are encouraged to join. You do not have to audition to join!

We perform throughout the year, normally once a term, however, you are under no obligation to join in these performances. If you just want to come and sing in the rehearsals that is absolutely fine.

The cost is £8 per session PAYG**, however, your first session is free! If you choose to attend 2 sessions in any one week you only pay £2 for the second session***.

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest in joining please feel free to email Claire at songsations@outlook.com

When you join us you will gain access to our Members Page. Here you will find guide tracks to the songs we are working on. There will be a full guide track and guide tracks for each part.

Songsations have been running since September 2017 and are put through their paces by Claire Platt.

Claire trained as an opera singer but spent most of her performing career in musicals both in the West End and on tour. She has performed in shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Witches of Eastwick and Oliver! to name a few. Claire now teaches in South Croydon and runs various singing groups for children and adults.

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest in joining please feel free to email Claire at songsations@outlook.com

*please note there are steps up to the Morris Chapman room and, unfortunately, no lift.

**the session fee is subject to change.

***the 2 sessions you attend must be in the same week. You can not carry this over to another week. Songsation weeks run Monday-Sunday.