Vision Makes Music at the Roundhouse

Saturday 22 June was an auspicious day for Vision - with two debut performances all in the space of one afternoon.

Vision at the Roundhouse
Still glowing from a successful first outing at the Proms at St Jude’s Festival, the group tackled the engineering works, closures and vagaries of the London Transport system in order to get from Hampstead Garden Suburb to one of London’s most famous music venues – Camden’s Roundhouse. It should have been a simple three stop hop from Golders Green tube to Chalk Farm, but instead choir members had to cadge lifts from fellow drivers or form a ‘walking bus’ to make the transfer in time for their 4.30pm performance on the Making Music Open Stage at the Voices Now Festival. Luckily all went well, no-one got lost and there was even time for cocktails, teas and brunches, and a quick rehearsal on the outside terrace.

Members enjoyed some of the other choirs on the programme, before it was time to squeeze onto the slightly over snug stage in the Torquil Bar of the Roundhouse, and present their three song repertoire for the second time that day. For such a ‘young’ choir this was a great achievement and a validation of the combined efforts of the committee who helped pull it all together, and the dedication of all the members who had worked so hard to rehearse and learn the three songs so well.
A successful and hugely enjoyable day ended with group photos, high-fives and more celebratory cocktails in the bar!

Angela Taylor – Vision Choir Member

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