News & Performances

Watch this space for news on choir rehearsals and workshops. Join our facebook page to keep up with the latest news from the choir: www.facebook.com/bigblazechoir

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

On Sunday 2nd July,  The Big Blaze Chorus will be performing our Summer Concert at Mougins School, 17h. Performing a vast and eclectic mix of this years chosen songs and featuring special guests. Free entry for all for this family friendly show!

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PREVIOUS EVENTS:

We like to keep the choir busy 🙂 Check here for news and photos of our previous events!

Friday June 2nd: Les Voiles d’Antibes: Here are a few snaps from this years performance of the choir at Les Voiles d’Antibes, performing with the wonderful rock band, The Blah Blah Blah’s.

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December 8th 2016: The choir performed yet another hugely successful winter concert at the Holy Trinity Church in Cannes, raising a huge €850 for a Kenyan Kids charity.
It was a truly wonderful way to see out 2016!

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On Saturday 3rd December 2016, the choir performed in 2 maison de retraite in Mouans Sartoux. The residents thoroughly enjoyed the festivities and the musical delights of the choir along with our 10 year old guest soloist Lucy Breheret.

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On Friday 2nd December 2016, a selection of the choirs singers performed for the opening of the Cannes christmas village. They sung traditional English carols to the major of the town, creating a beautiful festive atmosphere to kick of the festive season!

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On Tuesday 21st June 2016 the choir performed live in central Cannes for La Fete de la Musique on the Kiosque à Musiqueles, Allées de la Liberté just in front of the old port. It was another wonderful experience and a great way to participate in France’s national day of the celebration of music.

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On Friday 3rd June 2016 the choir backed the amazing rock group, The Blah Blah Blah’s at Les Voiles D’Antibes to an audience of over 2000 people!
Here are a couple of sneaky pics taken from the stage 🙂
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To watch our performance CLICK here…

On Sunday 29th May 2016, The Big Blaze Chorus performed their summer show @ Mougins School. With an audience of over 200 people,they raised a whopping €600 for the Refugee aid Cote d’Azur charity and had an absolute ball. A huge well done to all of our singers 🙂

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On Saturday November 28th 2015, the choir’s leader Lizzy, will be running a `Children’s Singing` Christmas Workshop. It will be take place between 9h45 – 12 midday for children aged 6-12yrs. For more info please email Lizzy at bigblazechorus@gmail.com or info@lizzyparks.co.uk

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The Big Blaze Winter Concert will take place on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at The Holy Trinity Church, Avenue Branly, Cannes between 19h-20h. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

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Past events:

August 2015: This month the Big Blaze Chorus was featured in the French Riviera’s anglophone magazine, `The Riviera Reporter`. Click here to take a look at the article.

On Sunday 28th June 2015, the choir will be performing their Summer Concert at 6.30Pm @ Ebica School, 245 Route des Lucioles, 06560 Sophia Antipolis. The concert is open to everyone and entrance is free. The choir will be performing original arrangements of songs from One Direction, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Blur and many more!

On Saturday 6th June 2015, choir director Lizzy, will be running a singing workshop. It is open to everyone of all ages and no experience is required! It was be loads of fun and will result in a concert performance on Friday 12th June at the MJC Picaud in Cannes. See the poster below for more info!

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Thursday 21st May 2015:

Here is an interview that The Big Blaze Chorus choir director Lizzy, recently did for Grazia magazine during the 2015 Cannes film festival!

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Saturday 18th June 2015: Here’s a little snap after our performance at the Les Colibris school inauguration. A big well done to our singers! 🙂
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Monday 12th January 2015: Looking forward to getting stuck into the new term!
Rehearsals start tomorrow (Tuesday 13th January) in our new venue of Les Colibris opposite the Sophia Country Club. 3735 Route des Dolines. Biot (Pass the Sophia Country Club on your right, then take the immediate next left into the Sophia Le Relais B&B car park). Here’s the sign you should look for!
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Friday 19th December 2014: WOW!! What a concert!
The choir really pulled out all of the stops at this years winter concert. Video footage coming soon, but in the meantime here’s a little photo (thanks Remy). So proud of all of our singers.
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Tuesday 16th December 2014: DON’T MISS our Winter Concert ‘A taste of Christmas‘, to be held at The Holy Trinity Church in Cannes 19h30-20h30. Entrance is free, everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there 🙂

Saturday 6th December 2014: On this momentous day, 32 singers aged between 6-60yrs took part in a flashmob in Cannes train station! If you’re not familiar with the term ‘Flashmob’ then what happened was that Lizzy (the choirs leader) unexpectedly started singing from the balcony in the central waiting area, and one by one the choir joined in to the total surprise of some very happy commuters! We had singers dotted all over the waiting area, at the ticket office, on the escalator, even dressed up as business men reading the newspaper! We performed Clean Bandits ‘Rather Be’ and it was a huge success! You can have a sneaky peak at some video clips on the Big Blaze Choir facebook page (we had over 2500 views of one of the videos in 24hrs!) and coming soon will be an edited video montage of all the footage gathered from the big event.

Summer 2014: After a great last term, the choir are now having a well deserved summer break (and no doubt lubricating their vocal chords with some summery pimms or something similar!). The Spring end of term concert was an absolute blast. The choir performed perfectly and the soloists shone like the bright stars that they are, including our Elvis ‘look a like’ whose rendition of ‘Love me tender’ and our very own Otis Reading’s performance of ‘Sitting on the dock of the bay’ left the audience wanting more!

So, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s plenty more of all of the good stuff to come, as we prepare for autumn/winter term with rehearsals commencing Tuesday 23rd September (see our rehearsals page for more info).

This terms song selection will include more classic hits blended with a sprinkle of well known current popular songs. So whether you’re an old hat on the mic or even if you’ve never sung publicly before, come along for a sing on Tuesday 23rd September and meet the gang. You wont leave disappointed!

Here are a couple of pics of the choir singing at The Big Blaze Summer BBQ – June 2014:

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Tuesday 27th May 2014: Just 2 more rehearsals to go before our summer concert! The choir are sounding fab in rehearsals and now our Pianist Richard Garson will be accompanying us through the home straight. The concert will take place on Tuesday 10th May 2014 The Holy Trinity Church in Cannes from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. The choir will be performing this terms song selection including songs by Adele, The Lumineers and Pharrell Williams to name but a few, along with some very special surprise soloists!! NOT TO BE MISSED 🙂

Tuesday 25th March 2014: Choir rehearsals are well underway and we are now a 20 strong group of keen and happy singers! Last night we made some headway on an original arrangement of Passengers `Let Her Go’ and as of next week, we will be moving to our new premises (see rehearsals page), the Ecole Montessori Bilingue « Les Colibris ». We now have a facebook page which you can like and use to share ideas, thoughts, song ideas etc. https://www.facebook.com/bigblazechoir

Saturday 8th February 2014: On a (long awaited) sunny afternoon, 13 keen members of the choir got together to take part in a 2hr singing workshop. We practiced some basic singing and breathing techniques, learnt the song ‘I can see clearly now`by Johnny Nash and had a good old giggle in the process of doing so! This was the first time new members of the choir got together and they did a splendid job of creating some wonderful 3 part harmonies. Now we’re looking forward to this terms first rehearsal on Tues 18th March where we’ll be tackling a fantastic arrangement of the Pharrell Williams hit ‘happy’! 🙂

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