Search

Islington choir sing Arsenal chants at Emirates Stadium

17:49 12 December 2012

Members of Islington Choral Society singing Arsenal chants on the terraces of the Emirates Stadium

Members of Islington Choral Society singing Arsenal chants on the terraces of the Emirates Stadium

Archant

Chants from the terraces are not known for sounding sweet – but that all changed when Islington Choral Society took to the stands at Arsenal’s ground.

Decked in the Gunners’ red-and-white hats and scarves, the singers took a break from choral fare such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio to perform traditional Arsenal chants such as Good Old Arsenal and Ooh to be a Gooner – which had been arranged into five-part harmonies by a professional composer.

The performance at the Emirates Stadium, in Ashburton Grove, Holloway, was filmed and sent out by e-mail as part of Arsenal Football Club’s 2012 Christmas message.

John Leslie, chairman of Islington Choral Society, which normally rehearses at Highbury Baptist Church in Highbury Place, Highbury, said: “With many an Arsenal fan in our ranks, I know some were especially pleased to be able to flex their vocal skills and show support for the Arsenal family at Christmas time.”

Singer Cary Bazalgette added: “I’ve often seen how really strong crowd support can lift the players’ determination – fingers crossed our film will get everyone belting out the songs on Boxing Day!”

Arsenal are set to face West Ham United on December 26.

n To watch the video go to www.arsenal.com/choir

n To hear Islington Choral Society sing their more usual repertoire, head to the Church of St Alban the Martyr Church in Brooke Street, Holborn, at 6.30pm on Saturday, December 15, when the choir will be performing Verdi’s Requiem. For tickets, visit www.wegottickets.com/event/187818

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon offered heartfelt thanks to constituents after his re-election as Labour leader.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn was this morning re-elected as leader of the Labour Party.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A convicted drug dealer who sent a death threat to the councillor who closed Farringdon superclub Fabric could face jail next month.

Friday, September 23, 2016

One of Islington’s most historic footballers has been commemorated with a plaque at his childhood home.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed outside City and Islington College in Holloway yesterday afternoon.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A new Paddy Power bookies is a “step back” for the Cally.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Islington Survivors Network has accused the town hall of being obstructive to historic victims of care home abuse.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Council tenants whose damp, mouldy homes are making them ill should be moved with no questions asked, health chiefs have said.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now