Do you love to sing? Even if you don't but are just looking for a social evening each with with tea and biscuits, then join AHA today! There are now two choirs to choose between and a whole heap of fun to be had!

AHA and AHA: Milton are both small, unaccompanied, community choirs for anyone over the age of 7, based in South Oxfordshire. Whether you read music or not, whether you think you can sing or not, there's no need to worry! All songs are taught by ear and repetition in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

As the founder of this choir, Charlotte manages all aspects herself, whether that be musical director, administrator, budgeter, publicist, manager and many other roles that need undertaking. Focusing on acappella singing, Charlotte aims to teach a range of different songs to the groups. Please keep reading to find out more about the group and the songs we have worked on!

If you are interested please come along or contact Charlotte at ahaenquiries2019@charlottefisher.com

If you would like to see AHA come to an area closer to you, please get in touch, as Charlotte is eager to expand AHA!

A cappella Choir in Appleford AHA Acappella
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Acappella Harmonies in Appleford meets weekly on Monday nights in Appleford Village Hall, Abingdon. We rehearse from 6.30-8.30pm with a break for tea and biscuits in the middle. A weekly pay-as-you-go fee of £3 means it's accessible for all, or if you'd prefer you can pay £25 for a 10-session stamp card. This money goes towards the hire of the hall, music costs, refreshments, running costs and any additional extras.
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In the first year of AHA forming, the group was fairly small and we worked mainly in 2-part harmonies. In recent months the group has been expanding and we work largely in 3-part harmonies. As the group develops further in the future Charlotte hopes to eventually work in 4-parts.

The group have worked incredibly hard since the beginning and we have covered a large variety of songs. Charlotte likes the choir to suggest music to work on, so everyone gets the chance to sing a song they have requested as well as a selection that Charlotte has picked. We sing everything from popular music to more traditional choral pieces to musical theatre songs and more. For a more detailed list of the music we have explored, please see below.

As mentioned above, this Abingdon based community choir is open to anyone whether you regard yourself as a singer or not. We learn and grow together. All songs are taught by ear but if you prefer to follow the sheet music, the option is available.

Since conception, AHA is a point of pride both with Charlotte and within the village community and has resulted in continuing support from the Appleford Parish Trust. The trust provides the community choir with small amounts of funding to cover the cost of sheet music to ensure longevity of the group.

In June 2018, the group recorded a CD of all the pieces we had worked on until that time. Since then they have developed hugely as singers and recorded another in 2019. Both CDs are available for purchase at £3 and £5 respectivley. Please drop Charlotte an email if you are interested in making a purchase.

Acappella Harmonies in Appleford!

 

 

community choir with Abbey Brass

 

 

 

AHA at An Evening Of Brass and Acappella Singing with Abbey Brass Training Band, another Abingdon based community group. May 2018.
Local choir singing in Sutton Courtney

 

 

Joint Number at An Evening Of Brass and Acappella Singing - Amazing Grace.

 

In rehearsal...

 

 

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In these trying times, we can't do the things we would normally do, but we can do the things we normally wouldn't do! ~ a lovely quote from a friend that certainly is fitting.

 

Acapella Appleford choir

At AHA we are constantly working on new material and broadening our repertoire.

Here is a list of all that we have learnt since May 2017:

All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span

Amazing Grace - John Newton

Angel - Sarah McLachlan

Barbara Ann - Beach Boys

Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John

Fields of Gold - G.M Sumner

Half The World Away - Oasis

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

Irish Blessing - Bob Chilcott

Let It Be - The Beatles

May It Be - Enya

Mamma Mia! Highlights from the Movie Soundtrack - ABBA arr. Mac Huff

Number 1 Hits Medley - Various Artists arranged for AHA

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Psalm 23 - Howard Goodall

Riverside - Agnes Obel

Run - Snow Patrol

Will Ye Go Lassie Go - Traditional Scottish Folk Song'

Wonder - Emilie Sande

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Appleford Village Carol Evening 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus Update: As of June, AHA is now running virtually at it's normal time of 6.30pm on Mondays, for 1 hour via Zoom. The fee for this is £1.50 per session and Charlotte aims to run these in a manner as close to normal as possible. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch, we would love to see you there! Keep safe and a huge thank you from all of us to all those doing their part in this time of crisis!

 

 

Past Events :

 

Song List:
2020 Calendar:

Appleford Harvest Supper - October

Appleford Street Nativity and Carol Service

Carol Service

 

 

AHA and AHA:Milton in Concert. June 2019.

 

December 22nd 2019 - Appleford Church Carol Service

December 18th 2019 - Appleford Carols and Seasonal Refreshments

December 9th 2019 - AHA Social Evening

December 8th 2019- Appleford Street Nativity

October 26th 2019 - Appleford Harvest Feast

2nd June 2019 - Acappella Harmonies in Appleford Concert at St Blaise Church, Milton

19th May 2019 - An Afternoon of Brass and Acappella Singing at Sutton Courtenay Village Hall

20th January 2019 - Village Tea at Milton Methodist Church

23rd December 2018 - Appleford Church Carol Service

17th December 2018 - Appleford Carols and Seasonal Refreshments

10th December 2018 - AHA Social Evening

9th December 2018 - Appleford Street Nativity

13th October 2018 - Appleford Harvest Feast

16th June 2018 - CD Recording

28th April 2018 - An Evening of Brass and Acappella Singing

17th December 2017 - Appleford Carols and Seasonal Refreshments

13th October 2017 - Appleford Harvest Feast

Christmas Music:

Walking in the Air - Howard Blake, famously performed by Aled Jones

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Christmas Lullaby

Winter Wonderland

Ding Dong Merrily On High

Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Once In Royal David's City

Kings Of Orient

Away In A Manger

Silent Night

Little Donkey

Jingle Bells

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

Good King Wenceslas

In The Bleak Mid-Winter

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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