Disney ESPN Wimbledon Music

Wimbledon Centre Court where we filmed

Theme Music for 2016 Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Click above to watch the 30 second trailer.

ESPN requested a recording featuring a choir to create an epic soundtrack that underscores their Wimbledon Tennis Coverage.

Jim quickly turned around their brief with the help of singers from Eclipse Choir and Get Gospel and created a stadium-sized production from the Chocolate Box Studio!

An unusual part of this job was the invitation to Jim and choir members to spend a day at the All England Lawn and Tennis Association in Wimbledon, where the championships are played, to be extras in the filming of the ESPN title sequence montage.

Backstage at the day of filming at Wimbledon

It was a great day (in spite of a LOT of rain showers!) and many thanks go to the team at ESPN and the film production team for their welcome, excellent humour and professionalism.

The Gospel Thriller!
All Singers Saturday Workshop

Gospel Thriller Workshop

 

Come and sing in the gospel style, learning 'Oceans' by Hillsong, and 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson in harmony!

Saturday 24th October

10:00am–5.00pm

VENUE

St Matthew's Church Wimbledon,
Durham Road,
West Wimbledon,
Greater London
SW20 0DE

 

All singers are welcome

This 'Gospel Thriller' workshop is going to be so much fun!

Join us this October in Wimbledon, South West London, where we'll be singing gospel music arranged for us by Get Gospel, the BBC Gospel Choir of the Year Finalists, and a classic Halloween track, Thriller, by Michael Jackson. Expect to be entertained, challenged and enthused by Jim's excellent teaching. I know he is particularly looking forward to this one!

You can listen to 'Oceans' being sung in a gospel style here!

Both songs will be taught in three or four part harmony, and in case you're concerned, there won't be any dance moves!

We're very pleased to announce that members of Get Gospel will be joining us on the day to sing live (perhaps take part?) and offer tips for singing in the gospel style. Plus, Jim will make a recording of our singing at the end of the day for you to enjoy as a personal souvenir.

TICKETS

Adults £35
Children £20 (under 15)

Feedback from our most recent summer Beach Boys workshop:

Thanks Jim. The recording is really great. I had such a good day. I was with Rock choir in Dorking until I moved to Somerset in October last year so do very little singing now. I miss it, and your teaching was brilliant and very inspirational. Put me down for the next one. Can't wait. Thank you for a brilliant day. Sue Miller x
Thanks Jim, a thoroughly enjoyable day. Can't wait for the next one! Rachel Haig
Yes I totally loved it too and so good to get 4 songs for the price of 1 in the medley - looking forward to the gospel! Alison Dawson

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • You'll receive musical scores in advance for the songs.
  • Jim will be teaching Oceans and Thriller. They will be arranged in three or four-part harmony (SAT or SATB).
  • We'll provide tea and coffee for refreshments on arrival
  • There will be an hour for you to go off site and enjoy lunch
  • During the day our guests, Get Gospel, will arrive to sing and host a Q&A about singing gospel and their experience on Songs of Praise.
  • Jim will make available a live recording from the day that will be emailed to you after the workshop (for personal use only).

 

Get Gospel BBC Songs of Praise Jim Hawkins Pianist
Get Gospel performing on BBC Songs of Praise with our Jim accompanying them on piano!

TIMINGS

Doors open at 10am and welcome refreshments

10:30-13:30 Session 1: Gospel Music, Oceans, incl. Get Gospel appearance and a short break

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-17:00 Session 2: Thriller, incl. recording the songs we've learned from the day!

Travel info

St Matthew's Church is within easy walking distance of Raynes Park railway station, which is on the main line from Waterloo via Wimbledon. There are also good bus links from Wimbledon. If you require parking under special circumstances, please contact us so that we can try to arrange that for you. Please check TFL for the best public transport routes for you to the venue. Postcode: SW20 0DE.

Wimbledon Rock Choir Concert

Wimbledon Rock Choir Concert July 2014 at Wandsworth Town Hall

Wimbledon Rock Choir Wandsworth Town Hall concert is now SOLD OUT!

Wimbledon Rock Choir is proud to announce they will be performing at Wandsworth Town Hall on Thursday 3rd July 2014.

We promise a fun-filled evening of entertainment to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wandsworth Community Transport (WCT). All profits will go to help this worthy cause and raise funds for a new minibus.

Tickets are just £7, including light refreshments. There are an extremely limited number on sale to this prestigious venue at the heart of vibrant Wandsworth, so don’t miss out!

Wimbledon Rock Choir will be fired up and ready to knock your socks off with their performance! If you cannot make the event (or miss the boat) and would like to donate to WCT please use their fundraising web-page.

Tickets for Wimbledon Rock Choir event are now sold out.

Children and infants are welcome free. We ask that you please take out little ones who are being too noisy (unless they’re involved in audience participation of course!)

You will receive a confirmation email from Paypal and then we will send you an e-ticket to print for the evening to your email address.

Please don’t hesitate to email us with any questions and we look forward to seeing you on the night!

Thank you.