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The choir that brings out the music in singers of all abilities.
22 December 2020
NLS enjoyed a Service of Readings and Carols this afternoon on Zoom. We might be missing one another, but we sure know how to make up for it. Thank you to all who contributed. Members can find a transcript of the Service on the Members' Page.
All that remains is for us to say to you all two things:
Firstly - while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.
And secondly - this Christmas, more than ever, may you experience - wherever you are and whoever you're with - the deep peace, the unfathomable love and the great joy that came down that starry night: and bring you unshakeable hope as we face a new year together.
Claire and Martyn
This should have been us tonight.
Yes, once again we were due to perform to one of our most enthusiastic of audiences - the Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Hospital. Here we are in 2019.
2020 was due to be our busiest year yet, with shows booked at Millfield Theatre, Dugale Centre, Myddelton House - to name but a few. Sadly, due to Covid, we're unable to meet in person. But that doesn't stop NLS. We're still singing and quizzing regularly via Zoom. We're still learning new pieces for future events when they do happen, and we're singing familiar pieces to simply have fun! No, it's not the same, but we remain grateful for each other and for the technology that helps us to stay in touch.
Stay safe everyone. We will return!
25 May - InterCity Ditties #8
Here we have a collaboration of myself on vocals with Enfield Doorstep Orchestra, introduced to you earlier in the month. Why not join me as I walk and dance around some familiar sights in Enfield. Enjoy!
12 May - InterCity Ditties #7
Why don't you take a walk On The Sunny Side Of The Street with English Jazz Orchestra?.....
5 May - HERE IT IS!!
ENFIELD DOORSTEP ORCHESTRA plays ABBA!!!
Although not strictly NLS, some NLS faces make their appearance in a slightly different guise - and you can sing along, too!
23 April - InterCity Ditties #6
We've had lots of fun recording this one - Is This The Way To Amarillo Enjoy...
19 April - More InterCity Ditties
In a tribute to all those out there celebrating an anniversary, please join us for The Anniversary Waltz.
"On days when I'm struggling, they are the one thing guaranteed to cheer me up!!" - M, 17 April 2020
15 April - More InterCity Ditties
Join us for My Favourite Things....
13 April - More InterCity Ditties
Join us - just click on the link #3 for Fly Me To The Moon.
8 April - More InterCity Ditties - Online now!
Join us - just click on the link #2 for When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. Enjoy!
2 April - Introducing InterCity Ditties - Online now!
In the absence of meeting and rehearsing together regularly, you might just fancy a bit of a Sing-A-Long. If so, join Martyn and Claire for Intercity Ditties - just click on the link below for a small selection!
Welcome to 2020!
Christmas was an amazingly busy time. We were priviliged to be welcomed into care homes around Enfield and also to perform in a number of concerts and services with other musicians from across the Four Hills Music network.
We are now looking forward to a busy and exciting year: different music, different bands, different venues across London. Rehearsals are underway. Come and join us now - you won't want to miss it!
NLS sang for the residents of Woodbury Manor
The concentration of our bass section at Nairn House
NLS sang for The Guild, Enfield Baptist Church
Our dedicated staff team
Song for Shelter single out now!
You can buy "A Place To Call Home" from:
Amazon Music: http://shltr.org.uk/hwz
Google Play: http://shltr.org.uk/hwy
Youtube Music: http://shltr.org.uk/hx1
NLS Sings Christmas 2019
As you can see, even the youngest of us is busy preparing for our upcoming Christmas concerts.
3rd December - Nairn House
10th December - Enfield Baptist Church
12th December - Oakwood Baptist Church
17th December - Woodbury Manor
20th December - Oakwood Baptist Church
Song for Shelter recording at the London Coliseum - 30th October
Following our own recording earlier in the year,
NLS was invited to join with several thousand other singers from choirs across the country to record a charity single for Shelter. Guest soloists Bryn Terfel and Lesley Garrett were an inspiration, as were the orchestra and choir of the English National Opera. Watch this space for details on how to buy the single and make your own contribution to combating homelessness in this country.