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Tongue & Groove welcome you to the
2023 Dulwich Choir Festival
and online programe.

More information about the choirs
and the charity we are supporting today

Tongue & Groove

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, Soft Cell
Arranged by Simon David
Perfect Day, Lou Reed
Arranged by Matt Finch

Smalltown Boy/Here Comes the Rain Again,
Bronski Beat/Eurythmics
Arranged by Simon David

Lay All Your Love On Me, Abba
Arranged by Simon David

All arrangements by Mark De-Lisser

Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing, Stevie Wonder
Cry, Take That/Six Sigma
Lovely Day,
Bill Withers
Easy On Me, Adele
Knew You Were Waiting For Me,
George Michael/Aretha Franklin

Revival, Gregory Porter
The Other Side, Sza/Justin Timberlake
All Of Me, John Legend
Higher Love, Steve Winwood

Space Man, Sam Ryder


Tongue & Groove

No Surprises, Radiohead
Arranged by Vince Rogers

Sunday, Stephen Sondheim
(from Sunday In The Park With George)
Arranged by Mac Huff

Louder Than Words, Jonathan Larson
(from tick,tick...BOOM)
Arranged by Mac Huff

Rock The Boat, The Hues Corporation
Arranged by Greg Gilpin

Sounds Of The Underground, Girls Aloud
Arranged by Simon David

The London Gay Men's Chorus

One Voice, Manilow
Arranged by Coltman

Reach For The Stars, Dennis and Tood
Arranged by Broom

Our Time, Sondheim
Arranged by Sharp

Take Me To Church, Hozier-Byrne
Arranged by Milloy

Love Don't Need A Reason, Allen, Callen and  Malamet
Arranged by Moore

Make Your Own Kind Of Music, Mann and Weil
Arranged by Redwood

Bad Romance, Germanatto and Khayat
Arranged by

Thank You to all the staff at the Dulwich Festival
for their amazing work organising the festival this year,
the Event Managers and Technicians at Dulwich College
and The Rotary Club for providing the bar
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Musical Director: Simon David

Accompanist: Tom Lees


Tongue & Groove are an amateur choir that teams a professional Musical Director from theatre, with talented and dedicated amateur performers.


We are all about engaging with the audience and putting on a good show. Formed in 2017 by Caroline Smith & Robin Thomson T&G won the 2021 Community Choir Festival and performed live on BBC Radio London last Christmas.You can catch us at the ChoirBlast Festival in Godalming on 24th June.

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Musical Director: Rachel Chincharo

Founded by well-known vocal coach and arranger Mark De-Lisser, Singology is a London-based community choir for everyone. Singology has been bringing people together since 2003 from all backgrounds to form lasting connections and express their creativity through singing gospel and contemporary arrangements.


Singology have performed at V Festival, for the Queen’s 2021 Christmas Broadcast, The Queen’s Jubilee, Children in Need 2022 and many more high-profile shows.

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Artistic Director/Conductor: Simon Sharp
Accompanist: Laurie Denman

In 1991, nine friends came together to sing a few Christmas carols at Angel Underground Station hoping to raise a few pounds for the Terrence Higgins Trust. London was in the midst of the AIDS crisis and the men, who belonged to a social group called London Friend sang together to find a place of support, of friendship and of brotherhood. Little did they know what they had kickstarted.

Fast-forward 25 years, and this once small band of singers now calls itself the London Gay Men’s Chorus. Boasting over 200 members, the LGMC is the largest gay choir in Europe and regularly plays to sell-out crowds at Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and the Roundhouse.

Over the years, the chorus has been lucky enough to have worked with a diverse range of artists including pop stars Mark Ronson and Elton John, soprano Lesley Garrett, country legend Dolly Parton, musical theatre star Hannah Waddingham, actor Simon Callow and comedienne Sandi Toksvig. The LGMC has also appeared on Children In Need, Comic Relief, The One Show, The Graham Norton Show and Top of the Pops.

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Sparked by a conversation that started amongst Tongue & Groove singers about the lyrics in some of our song choices that may refer to suicide, we found this amazing charity and have decided to support them throughout 2023. We started with a goal of raising £1000 and then smashed that at our first event of the year in March.

We have now doubled our target. We know you have paid to attend this event but if you could spare some coins, even the folding kind, we would very much appreciate it.

Alternatively you can donate directly to our Just Giving Page.

Face-to-face support for those who feel life is no longer worth living,

The Listening Place is somewhere individuals can talk openly about their feelings without being judged or being given advice.

Suicide kills around 18 people a day in the UK. Most of those who die have sought but not found support and help. Suicide is the major single cause of death in men under the age of 49 in the UK, and there is an alarming increase in suicidal intentions amongst women.

The Listening Place was conceived in 2015 and set up in 2016 in London, by a group of volunteers with a great deal of experience in supporting the suicidal.
They had recognised that there is little on going face-to-face support available for many people with chronic suicidal feelings, and that some of this support can be given by well trained and professionally supervised volunteers.

Tongue & Groove
The Listenin Place
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