On 15th July 2015 we welcomed some 200 people into the beautiful St James Clerkenwell for our colour-themed concert with Marylebone Community Choir!
The evening’s colourful musical treats ranged from Basement Jaxx’s Red Alert to Counting Crows’ Colourblind, from Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road to The Staves’ Black and White. The concert also featured performances from the incredibly talented Lillie Jo (16) and Trey Qua (19) from XLP’s Arts Showcase – one of the various projects XLP runs in London to promote young people’s achievement.
It was great to have XLP’s founder and CEO Patrick Regan with us, who shared so passionately about their work to create positive futures for young people in some of London’s most marginalised communities. To find out more about XLP’s work, visit www.xlp.org.uk.
The final songs of the evening brought together Sing Tower Hamlets and Marylebone Community Choir for joint performances of Coldplay’s Yellow and ELO’s Mr Blue Sky. (We loved working with MCC last summer, and were thrilled to do a repeat performance this year!)
The concert raised a fantastic £2,905.50 for XLP, with ticket sales and donations from the evening being match-funded by Deutsche Bank. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who performed in and came along to the concert for your part in making this happen!
While I can’t claim credit for mashing up KT Tunstall’s Black Horse and a Cherry Tree with The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, I can only conclude that it was pre-ordained for our concert, given the theme! Here’s Sing Tower Hamlets performing the mash-up to open the second half of the show:
See you after the summer for more singing joy!