Berakah Arts and Richmond Adult Community College are delighted to announce a night of music and comedy in the lovely purpose built theatre at Richmond Community College, celebrating the end of summer term for The Sing For Peace Choir, a community of people from different faiths and heritage coming together to raise their voices in support of Peace, Unity and The Common Good. The evening will be hosted by comedy and musical legend EARL OKIN who will regale us with his wit,wisdom and songs plus music from Sing for Peace and the youth band Increase The Peace, both community projects facilitated by Berakah Arts. DATE – Tuesday July 4th, 2017 ADDRESS – RACC Parkshot Richmond TW9 2RE DOORS OPEN – 6.30pm SHOW STARTS – 7pm ADMISSION – FREE (donations will be welcomed AND solicited – all proceeds go to Berakah Arts, a registered charity Registered Charity Number : 1166856 ) It promises to be a hilarious and heartwarming evening so come along and support your community. In partnership with RACC, the home of the Sing For Peace Choir. For more info about Berakah Arts – www.berakaharts.org.uk
In April 2016 we played the final concert of our tour of England with a wonderful night at West London Synagogue, the oldest synagogue affiliated with the Movement for Reform Judaism and is one of the oldest synagogues in the United Kingdom. It was a spectacular concert with a very special atmosphere and we are delighted to be invited back this year for what is more than likely to be the only significant concert by The Berakah Players ensemble in London this year. The Sing for Peace Choir and our Increase The Peace youth band perform regularly throughout the year but The Berakah Players concerts are a somewhat more rarified event so if you’ve missed us on the last tour please put this date in your diary and take advantage of the early bird ticket prices. The ERETZ Programme of West London Synagogue presents THE BERAKAH PLAYERS Law, Love, Life – a concert celebrating people coming together in trying times Sunday 4th June 2017 West London Synagogue, 34 Upper Berkeley Street, W1H 5QE Nearest Tube: Marble Arch £8 – EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL 31 MARCH In April 2016, The Berakah Players made its... Continue reading →
The Sing for Peace Choir end the Spring term at Richmond Adult Community College with a special concert this time with guests – The Parkshot Singers! Led by Janet Oates TPS are another choir based at RACC and we’re very grateful for the support from RACC and the opportunity to sing that we have as a result of being part of the college community. As part of the community remit of the SFP Choir since last summer we’ve been singing once a month at a dinner held by the local Alzheimer’s Society for sufferers of Alzheimers and their carers. It’s a heartwarming night and the choir love being involved because it’s plain to see how the music brings smiles to the faces of all the people at the event. After our performance we help to lead the guests in a sing along of songs chosen by them. It’s a truly rewarding night for the choir members who give up their night to come and it means that Berakah is helping people at the heart of the community, using music to help make them happy.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve received a grant from The Near Neighbours Fund in support of our Youth Band project, Increase The Peace. This is great news as it’ll allow us to buy much needed equipment so that the band can be independent, travel and play concerts in a fully self contained manner. We have concerts planned for February and March and more in the summer. Our band members are fantastic and we still want more. Whatever you play, get in touch. We’re currently working on songs by Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers but soon we’ll be adding some good old rock ‘n Roll too. Plus we’ll mentor budding composers. Sessions are free and we’re looking at possibly holding another session for those who can’t make Tuesdays. If you’re interested drop an email to : email@example.com Our choir grows from strength to strength. It’s now about 20 people strong. We’re working on new songs by Simon and Garfunkel as well as developing our current set list which includes songs by Labi Siffree, Stevie Winwood and K.D.Lang! We’re always open for more members so get in touch and come along. Both projects rehearse with live performance as the... Continue reading →
The founder of Berakah Arts, Mohammed Nazam, has been invited by a spiritual study group based in NW London to give a talk at one of their public lectures. It takes place on Sunday February 5th at 2.30pm. Featuring music and visuals Mohammed will talk about his own spiritual progress against a backdrop of religion, cultural expectations and politics and why it’s so important for people of Muslim heritage to come forward and speak out about their own journeys now. Of course Berakah will feature heavily and he’ll be musically accompanied by the amazing Chantelle Duncan. This is the first in a series of talks Mo will be presenting and promises to be a fascinating mix of music, inner development and outer challenges. To reserve tickets go to – http://www.toledanotradition.com/event/one-ray-of-light-the-journey-of-a-new-age-muslim/
After a successful Christmas Concert, I hope we can encourage more people to join our Sing for Peace Choir, and our Increase the Peace Youth Band. The choir sessions start again on Monday January 16th at Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE at 7pm. No experience is needed and the sessions are FREE! The Increase The Peace sessions are for young musicians aged 16 – 25 and take place on Tuesdays, 4 – 6pm at St. Mary’s Church, Acton, W3 9NW. The sessions are FREE too! Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
It’s that time of year again! Come and join our Sing for Peace Choir and the Berakah Players for a concert at Richmond Adult Community Concert, to see in the season. TUESDAY 13th DECEMBER, 2016 RACC THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7pm PERFORMANCE STARTS 7.30pm ADMISSION – FREE (DONATIONS WELCOME) The Sing for Peace Choir, based at RACC, performs up lifting and positive music in this very special Christmas event. Led by Chantelle Duncan who has worked with Quincy Jones and Earth, Wind & Fire, the choir sings modern music with a positive message, bringing people together and showing the power of music.
I really believe that it’s up to the next generation to show us all how to live together but we need to encourage them and provide them with opportunities. That’s why, in partnership with St. Mary’s Church in Acton, we’re starting a new ‘jam club’ for young musicians. Please spread the word and if you’re in media/blogging – get in touch. We need everyone’s support.
Finally, we’re starting our choir project again, in partnership with Richmond Adult Community College, from Monday September 26th, 7pm to 9pm. We had a brilliant time last year with numerous performances and a really great set of songs to sing. We encourage anyone who has ever wanted to sing to come along, no experience necessary. And, thanks to RACC and CILS, it’s free! All the details are on the flier below. Come and get involved in something positive. Singing for Peace couldn’t be more important now. To be honest, Peace really needs you!