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Capital Connection are an award winning female close harmony chorus based in Ruislip, North West London. The choir has been performing and entertaining audiences since its formation in 1975 and currently has around 30 members. Many of our members come from Ruslip and the surrounding areas of Eastcote, Pinner, Ickenham and Harrow, but some also travel from further afield in and around the London area and beyond.
We sing unaccompanied (a cappella) and have a varied repertoire of songs including pop, ballads, film and broadway numbers, suitable for all types of occasions. However, our speciality is four-part harmony barbershop style.
As a member of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS), we compete annually at a national level and we are proud to consistently remain one of the top 10 choruses in the country. We have also taken part in a variety of other competitions such as the International Eistedfodd in Wales, Choir of the Year and various regional music festivals, where we have achieved many successes over the years.
In addition to hosting our own shows, our chorus is also available for bookings and have a busy diary, entertaining at a wide selection of events. Our most recent engagements have included local festivals, community concerts, the Ideal Home Show and the London Big Half Run. We have even performed at the Mall Galleries in London whilst being sketched!
The bandstand in The Regent's Park is located on Holme Green, between the boating lake and Inner Circle. It was moved from Richmond Park to The Regent's Park in the 1970s.
The Regent’s Park combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and four children’s playgrounds. It has excellent sports facilities, and contains central London’s largest outdoor sports area.
Walk through the elegant flowerbeds in the Avenue Gardens, see more than 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s Gardens, or hire a rowing boat and join the ducks on the boating lake. Visit the Open Air Theatre and London Zoo, then take a stroll up Primrose Hill for excellent views of the London skyline.
The park also provides a warm welcome for wildlife. It has a large wetland area and is home to around 100 species of wild bird and a breeding population of hedgehogs.
In 1982, the bandstand was the target of a terrorist attack. The IRA bombed the bandstand on 20th July 1982, killing seven soldiers and injuring 24 others during a concert by the band of the Royal Green Jackets. The bandstand is sometimes called the "Memorial Bandstand" in memory of the dead soldiers. There is a plaque that commemorates the seven bandsmen who were killed.
Two years after the bombing, the composer George Lloyd wrote Royal Parks For Brass Band, the second movement of which, In Memoriam is dedicated to the bandsmen who died. The piece still features in many band repertoires.
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