FELIX’S ROCK CHOIR
“Singing is good for the soul!”
We are delighted to let you know that Felix’s Rock Choir has returned to rehearsals at Blackheath Wanderers Sports Club on (term time) Monday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. We are conscious of the pandemic situation and rehearse spread out and with periodic ventilation (every couple of songs!). All choristers are double or triple vaccinated. We support social distancing, mask wearing (when not singing) and frequent use of hand sanitiser, and singing great songs.
FELIX’S ROCK CHOIR “Singing is good for the soul!”
Felix’s Rock Choir is an active local community choir with a difference:
– have say in repertoire
– make contributions to arrangements
– get to do a lot of gigs (typically 12+) every year
– have loads of fun!
– have to audition
– have to sightread music notation
– have to sing to Karaoke tracks
– have to put up with diva-type lead singers
We rehearse at
Blackheath Wanderers Sports Club [BWSC] Pavilion
(behind Riverston School)
(rear of) 63 Eltham Road,
London SE12 8UF
Rehearsals: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
There’s free parking there and it’s on the 122 and 321 Bus routes, between Lee Green and Kidbrooke on the A20.
We rehearse term time Monday nights from 7:30pm–9:30pm. We have performed over 100 songs since our first rehearsal in 2007. We have about 40-50 songs ‘active’ at any one time. We typically sing over 15 songs every week. We’d rather spend a little time on a lot of songs and fine tune them over time than to spend 1-2 hours on 1-2 songs. When we’re working on new material, or preparing for a gig, we might do fewer songs. We take a 30min break at 8:15pm.
We have a PDF songbook (lyrics) of over 100 songs including all the songs we have performed ‘live’ at some point. We perform a lot of classic Rock, Pop, Doo Wop and Motown, featuring songs by The Beatles, Beach Boys, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, The Turtles, Crosby Stills & Nash, Earth Wind & Fire, Johnny Cash, Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, Mamas & Papas and the O’Jays to name but a few. And we dabble in some modern songs by artists like Paloma Faith, Pharrell Williams, Bastille and Cee Lo Green, too.
Our PDF songbook has links to YouTube videos of all our material. If you have Soundcloud, you can listen to some of our repertoire online at no cost. Here’s a recent Soundcloud Playlist of our day out at Abbey Road Studios in 2015:
FELIX’S ROCK CHOIR ON SOUNDCLOUD
Felix’s Rock Choir is lead by American music director/guitarist Baz Golin. Baz is also ‘Dean of Rock’ at Felix’s School of Rock. He teaches guitar and bass privately, and rock bands in schools. He has performed with many local musicians and bands, including The Jimmy Cash Show, Jimmy Beckley, The Green Chain Quartet, Bouncer, The Roadrunners on guitar/bass/vocals, too.
- Going since 2007
- Recorded a 4 song EP ‘The Creekside Sessions’ (2008)
- Recorded a 12 Song CD ‘Felix’s Rock Choir at Abbey Road Studios (2015)
- Festival/Outdoor Gigs: Lewisham People’s Day, Manor House Gardens Festival, The Brockley Max Festival, Brockley Xmas Market, The Crofton Park Carnival, The Olympic Torch Relay (2012), and 2 of The Southbank’s Choral Festivals.
- Pub/Club Gigs: The Fox & Firkin, The Dirty South, The Old Tiger’s Head, The IvyHouse, The Black Cat, The Ladywell Tavern, The Old Royal Naval College (Greenwich), and the Crofton Park Library.
- Other Appearances: A wedding, a Funeral, and many charity events including a Masked Ball!
The choir doesn’t audition you – you audition the choir! if you’re brave enough to sing with us – you’re welcome! Prospective members can join us for a free taster session any term time Monday night.
We’ve launched a new membership programme for choristers in 2022 that will actually save you money and save Felix’s Rock Choir a load of administration time and costs. We average 37 sessions per year plus 14+ gigs per year. Here’s the new programme:
If you pay by series (5, 6, or 7 weeks, at £45, £54, or £63 respectively, aligned with state school half terms, minus bank holiday Mondays), you’d pay £333/yr.
If you pay by the session (at £10) and attended every week, that’s £370/yr. We book in series of 5, 6 or 7 weeks (roughly aligned with state school half terms)
As a monthly subscription, it only costs £24/month, or £288/yr paying monthly by Standing Order. You can download the Standing Order form here. You’ll save about 13.5% annually, and we’ll save a couple of hundred phone calls, emails, and text messages chasing down subs.
We hope you appreciate the simplicity and cost savings of the membership programme, but we will continue to accept card payments, cash, cheques or BACS transfers for the time being if you’re not sure. Card/Cash/Cheques can be paid in at choir rehearsals. BACS payment details are here.
Ring or email Baz if you want any more information or have any questions about Felix’s Rock Choir:
Baz: 07976 689903