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Tongue & Groove welcomes you to the
2024 Dulwich Choir Festival
and online programme.

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

Tongue & Groove

True Faith | New Order
Arranged by Austin Ralphson
Believer | Imagine Dragons
Arranged by Mark Brymer
The Power Of Love | Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Arranged by Vince Rogers
Backstage Romance | From Moulin Rouge The Musical

Arranged by Mark Brymer


South London Choir

Joined by The West London Choir, The Hasting Town Choir

and The Brighton City Choir


Africa by Toto

Words and Music by DAVID PAICH and JEFF PORCARO

Ave Maris Stella

by Edvard Grieg

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va, Pensiero)

from the Opera 'Nabucco' by Giuseppe Verdi

H.M.S. PINAFORE: A Choral Salute

by Gilbert and Sullivan

I Want To Be Happy

Words by IRVING CAESAR Music by VINCENT YOUMANS from No, No Nanette



from 'Requiem' by Mozart

Lydia the Tattooed Lady

music by Harold Arlen arranged by Jay Althouse

Steppin' Out On Broadway

A Medley including Give My Regards To Broadway; Hey, Look Me Over; Step To The Rear

and If My Friends Could See me Now! arranged by JAY ALTHOUSE


Tongue & Groove

Wake Me Up! | Avicii
Arranged by Roger Emerson
Unstoppable | Sia
Arranged by Christof Defryn
Heart Of Stone | Tony Marlow & Lucy Moss from Six The Musical
Arranged by Andy Beck
Smalltown Boy/Here Comes The Rain AgainBronski Beat & Eurythmics
Arranged by Simon David
Edge of Seventeen/Bootylicious Stevie Nicks & Destiny's Child
Arranged by Simon David

Meantime Chorus

Let's Live it Up | Brian Setzer

Arranged by Aaron Dale

Can't Help Falling In Love | Elvis Presley

Arranged by Pentatonix and Ben Bram

Everybody Says Don't | Stephen Sondheim

Arranged by Aaron Dale

The Lone Wild Bird | Richard Burdhard &

Henry Richard McFeyden

Arranged Richard Burchard

Wait a Bit | Stiles & Drewe from the musical Just So

Arranged by Simon Arnott

Be the Hero | Andrew Lippa from the musical Big Fish

Arranged by James Whittick

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.
Tongue & Groove would especially like to thank our friends and family for all their support throughout the year and specifically on the Bake Stall today.
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Musical Director: Simon David

Accompanist: James Hall


Tongue & Groove is 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 Thompson, 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 8th June.

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Musical Director: MJ Paranzino

South London Choir is a part of MJ’s Choirs, a network of four friendly, non-auditioning and all-embracing community choirs welcoming singers of all abilities. 


Led by the dynamic American composer and entertainer MJ Paranzino, the choirs sing everything from Mozart to ABBA, gospel to swing, musicals to new contemporary songs and more!

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Musical Director: Simon Arnott

On a crisp August morning in 2015, a small group of friends gathered in a beer garden and founded a chorus — with the dream of sharing the music they loved with the world.

A decade on and now fifty strong, Meantime Chorus continues its mission to share the joy of a cappella and barbershop music with our audiences. We’ve performed for people all over the country, including in Brighton, Leeds, Harrogate, Manchester, Bournemouth and our home in London.

By pushing our musical boundaries, we’ve won national competitions and established ourselves as a prominent chorus in the vocal ensemble scene.


After becoming Barbershop National Champions in 2022, we were invited to the Barbershop Harmony Society International Chorus Contest where we finished 11th in the world, breaking all British records.

Simon Arnott is a Conductor, Composer and Music Educator from South London. As one of the founders, he has led the musical direction of the chorus since 2015.

An accomplished composer and arranger, Simon has arranged many pieces in Meantime’s repertoire, including the award-winning Trip a Little Light Fantastic. He also lends his expertise to ensembles around the world with custom arrangements.

Outside Meantime, Simon performs with the quartet Trailblazers (National Quartet Champions 2022) and directs London City Singers.

Find out more about Simon and his work at

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Many of our singers have reached an age where we need help caring for our parents. This is not just about the physical areas of their lives but their emotional lives as well. One of our singers recently lost their parent to a life limiting illness and Music Therapy played an important

part in caring for them. She said...

"We are all very aware of how important music is in our lives.  Music therapy can help so many people living with dementia, loneliness, mental health problems, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.  My Dad, who spent the last 10 years of his life living alone and dealing with his own declining health, found great company, comfort and stimulation from attending music therapy group sessions run by a charity where he lived.  During lockdown when the sessions couldn't happen, the music therapists would call my Dad weekly and not only provide a friendly ear to someone living alone at a frightening time, but would prompt discussions about happy memories and the music that accompanied them, and set him music challenges to do at home to keep his brain ticking and give him a sense of purpose. "

This year Tongue & Groove has chosen to support Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy as its charity with the goal of raising £1000 by Christmas. Please buy something from the interval cake stall, pop some coins (preferably the folding kind) into our collection buckets at the end of the performance or donate to our fundraising page on the link below.

Thank you.

Nordoff Robbins is the UK’s largest music therapy charity, with a unique approach shaped by more than 60 years of practice.

By harnessing the power of music, we help break through the barriers caused by life-limiting illness, disability and social isolation.

Our work can be transformative, from an adult with dementia reconnecting with family to a child with autism finding their voice.

Tongue & Groove
South London Choir
Nordoff Robbins
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