Peterborough Take Note enjoys performing at local community events, particularly fund-raising ventures. The choir has sung at a choir member’s wedding, an anniversary party and a summer fete, and has also had information stalls at many local summer festivals. At Christmas we have sung carols in shops, sheltered housing, a restaurant, and at a 1940’s themed Festive Fayre at the City College. During the past year the choir has performed three times at Peterborough Cathedral in the Wednesdays At One series.
Over the years the Choir has taken part in the following larger community events and concerts:
Peterborough Cathedral, Wednesdays at One: February & July 2019
The choir has been fortunate enough to appear twice in 2019 in Peterborough Cathedral’s Wednesdays at One Series. Both occasions were very much enjoyed by choir and audience alike. For choir members it is a huge privilege to have the opportunity to sing in such a wonderful setting. A highlight was performing Jerusalem to the accompaniment of the Cathedral organ played by Adam Wilson.
Ken Stimpson Choral Spectacular: March 2019
A very relaxed and enjoyable evening, members were able to watch other singers perform and the highlight for everyone was the finale when around 150 singers joined together to sing.
Love Came Down at Christmas (Vocalize Concert): December 2015
The choir travelled to London to join with other choirs in singing in the beautiful St James’ Church in Sussex Gardens. The concert was led by two expert choral conductors, Hilary Campbell and Richard Harker, and Peterborough Take Note was one of six choirs, each doing its own set of two or three pieces. We performed Gloria, All Bells in Paradise and Let it Snow, the latter particularly was met with rapturous applause. At the end of the first half all the choirs joined together to sing Jingle Bells and then at the end of the concert we all sang Love Came Down at Christmas and Angels We Have Heard On High. Everyone was very friendly and supportive, and it was most enjoyable evening.
Salvation Army Community Carol Concert: December 2015
In this enjoyable community event, Peterborough Take Note performed a few of their own songs and joined in with the Salvation Army Choir and Band (and audience) to sing some popular Christmas carols.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Winter Festival: December 2015
This fund-raising concert gave the choir the opportunity to sing in Peterborough Cathedral. This was a wonderful experience, particularly for a choir that has only been performing for two years. The main Choir was joined by Club 73, and the Consort group performed two songs.
Metal’s Harvest Event: September 2015
Peterborough Music Takeover: April 2015
The Peterborough Music Takeover was the first of its kind in the city. Hundreds of musicians with bands, choirs and orchestras performed in cafes, clubs and on the streets of Peterborough for the day. Peterborough Take Note performed on the main stage in Cathedral Square.
SSAFA Charity Event: September 2014
On this occasion we were invited to sing several wartime favourite songs in Queensgate.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Big Day Out: July 2014
Held as a fund-raiser for Thorpe Hall, this enjoyable event gave us our first experience of singing in the open-air, on stage in Cathedral Square.