I was coming up to retirement from full-time employment in 2015 and planning to enjoy some local activities that I hadn’t previously had time for. Joining a choir was on the list and I looked at what was available in the Peckham area. Sean (who is on the Committee as Publicity Officer) was a friend and neighbour and he told me about Koruso!
I went to a first rehearsal in September 2015 with another friend and we were hooked. I sang at school but would not have had the confidence to audition so that was an added attraction with Koruso!
I particularly like the range of pieces we sing and the repertoire chosen by Andrew (who is a very lively musical director). Thursday rehearsals are both focused and fun. The experience of the weekly rehearsals is the highlight for me and I must admit that I hadn’t even thought about performances when I joined. But in one year I’ve sung with Koruso! in the beautiful settings of St Mary’s Church in Rotherhithe, St. Peter’s Church in Walworth, Tate Modern and the Imperial War Museum!
I’ve now got the role of Minutes Secretary on the Committee and the monthly meetings are friendly and informal – I’ve been surprised at how much organisation goes on behind the scenes.