Soo…THIS is happening! The Pop-Up Choir presents: Peckham Nights

Join Pop-Up and friends as we hit Peckham on Saturday 9th July for our summer extravaganza – Peckham Nights! Inspired by a fantastic recent gig over at the Effra Social in Brixton, we’re busting out the *glittery tinsel curtain for a night of A cappella at the Peckham Liberal club. A guaranteed evening of feelContinue reading “Soo…THIS is happening! The Pop-Up Choir presents: Peckham Nights”

Daylight Music 227 – Union Chapel, Saturday 11th June

We’re absolutely thrilled  to have been invited along to Daylight Music at the Union Chapel on Saturday 11th June. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, these are wonderfully eclectic mini-gigs hosted at the Chapel on Saturday’s throughout the year, bringing together amazing music, a magical, friendly atmosphere, tea and homemade cakes in one of London’s finest venues. Pop-Up willContinue reading “Daylight Music 227 – Union Chapel, Saturday 11th June”

Gig Report! Pop-Up at Chorus 2016

The other weekend saw Pop-Up performing at Chorus on the Southbank. It’s always great to hear what other choirs are up to as well as a guaranteed appreciative audience at the Royal Festival Hall! It was also our inaugural gig with Ellie at the helm so lots to look forward to. Having navigated the choppy waters of sourcingContinue reading “Gig Report! Pop-Up at Chorus 2016”

Gig Update! Pop-up at Chorus Festival. Saturday 19th March. The Royal Festival Hall.

What are your plans for next Saturday evening? How about stopping by the bar of the Royal Festival Hall at 8pm for a drink and to hear us sing some lovely things? A great start to your evening (and highly civilised and cultured)  it’s also totally free – what’s not to like!? The Southbank Centre kicksContinue reading “Gig Update! Pop-up at Chorus Festival. Saturday 19th March. The Royal Festival Hall.”

Goodbye MD not-so-Bland

Goodbye MD not-so-Bland This week we said farewell to our MD, Chris Bland. Ironically, the Blandmeister has actually brought Pop-Up some of its most original and complex arrangements to date. Here’s a taster of our last rehearsal with Chris when we whistled, sha-dooped, way-ooed and even rapped our way through some of our favourites, this one included:Continue reading “Goodbye MD not-so-Bland”

Festive fun with The Pop-Up Choir!

At the Pop-Up Choir we do a lot of things – pop up at King’s Cross station to raise money for the Samaritans, provide vocal accompaniment on the Royal Festival Hall stage during a beat boxing – organ bonanza, our own Masters of Pop gigs… But, we don’t really do Christmas – not in theContinue reading “Festive fun with The Pop-Up Choir!”

Returning to the fold: Stokey Sessions

Sarah Returns to the Pop-Up Choir after a rather looooong sabbatical. With just a few weeks under her belt, she is performing her first gig: “The Stokey Sessions” – yeah baby! “Held in the resplendent Old Church in Stoke Newington – it was a small but perfectly formed venue. High ceilings, stone walls and generalContinue reading “Returning to the fold: Stokey Sessions”

Pop-Up Video: Sledgehammer on the 172 bus to Waterloo

Thanks to everyone who came to Masters of Pop on Saturday – you were INCREDIBLE! Easily our favourite gig, possibly ever. We were honoured to open the Camberwell Arts Festival for the second year running. The festival runs for the rest of this week and is packed with brilliant events, so check out the line-up.Continue reading “Pop-Up Video: Sledgehammer on the 172 bus to Waterloo”

Why we love Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off

FOUR DAYS TO GO TIL MOP! Chris arrived at choir to a great list of songs shortlisted by the choir – his choice? Shake It Off. While the majority of singers were really excited at the prospect, there were quite a few eyebrows raised, and a few from people who hadn’t heard the song, andContinue reading “Why we love Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off”

Gigs this weekend: Pitch Perfect 2 @ Ritzy Cinema and Voices Now @ The Roundhouse

This weekend! Saturday 9 May: Picturehouse Podcast’s 5th birthday party screening of PITCH PERFECT 2 at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton – tickets and info here! We’ll be debuting a take on Taylor Swift that the Bellas would be proud of. Sunday 10 May: Voices Now festival at the Roundhouse in Camden. 3.30pm Camden Markets stage 5.30pmContinue reading “Gigs this weekend: Pitch Perfect 2 @ Ritzy Cinema and Voices Now @ The Roundhouse”