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September 2011
Tear fund are running the One Christmas project across several areas of the country this Christmas.
Contact Hannah Awesome at Tearfund for details
watch out for the new project in 2012 'Waiting for Christmas'    waitingforchristmas.org.uk

24th January 2009
We have just announced that so far we have raised over 38,000 for Tearfund - very exciting news!

15th December
We have now finished our run of 7 concerts at the Spa Pavilion theatre in Felixstowe - thank you to all who helped and came to the concerts.
A few (approximate) vital statistics from the concerts:
4000 people attended the concerts
1100 children on stage
38 musicians playing and singing
22 dancers
20 technical bods running sound, lights & video
100 people stewarding, chaperoning and selling the CDs and DVDs Front of House
25 people helping with get-in and get-out sessions

A clip from one of the concert nights is on Felixstowe TV: click here

Don't for get that CDs and DVDs are still available, both from local outlets and by mail order
The Concert ticket sales have covered the project costs, so every penny from CD and DVD sales will go to Tearfund

9th December
We have now had the first two nights of concerts - a massive thank you to all who have taken part and those who have come and watched !
The DVD is now also released. It is on sale at the concerts and today stock is rolling out to the shops
There are still some tickets available for each evening

19th November
The One Christmas CD is now released !  They will be in all the shops by this weekend, 22nd November
The DVD is now at manufacture, and will be available from the first night of the concerts on the 7th December
Concert tickets are now on sale and selling well - look on the concerts page for details

See the latest Felixstowe TV report, which includes a preview of one of the DVD tracks: click here

We have had a really hectic month of mixing and editing - but is is now all complete !
We are now finalising concert plans and lots of rehearsals are well underway in preparation for the 7 nights at the Spa Pavilion

20th October 2008
The children's recording & filming sessions are all complete- we have recorded and filmed almost 1800 children over the last 3 weeks over 7 sessions
The mixing of the CD starts now, followed by the editing of the DVD

Recording day report on Felixstowe TV: click here

click here for the Evening Star 14th October 2008 report
click here for the Radio Suffolk 20th October report
Follow the project with TOWN 102 and Radio Suffolk

Watch the One Christmas promo on Felixstowe TV: click here
Watch the One Christmas promo video on YouTube: click here
Watch the teaser trailer on YouTube: click here
Watch videos from previous projects on YouTube: click here

Felixstowe TV is reporting throughout the year on the project.
Click below to see the reports:
Felixstowe TV Report 3 - September 2008
Felixstowe TV Report 2 - April 2008
Felixstowe TV Report 1 - February 2008

BBC Radio Suffolk Breakfast show - 8th September 2008 - Stephen Foster interviews Andy Rayner
click here to listen 

Evening Star - 6th September 2008 - click here for link

1st September
The new term is about to start, and some 42 schools across Suffolk are going to be starting to learn the One Christmas songs.
Within the next 2 weeks, there will be an assembly in each of the schools involved, to let the children know more about the project
There will also be a guide handed out to each child with information about the project *click here to download guide

Over the summer we have been continuing the studio recording and some of the filming, getting ready for the exciting term ahead!

20th June - filming at NNR
As part of the schools promo video and the DVD, we spent an energetic day at the North Norfolk Railway with 4 youngsters and our own train guard !

22nd April: core vocal recording almost complete
27 girls (aged between thirteen and forty-something !) have committed a collective 400 hours of time
recording the core vocals over the last 4 weeks. Around 14 girls have been at each of the 9 recording sessions, working through each song accurately recording the melody and multiple harmony parts, each layered 4 times
This studio recording compliments the mass children's choirs recorded later in the year (October)
Approximately 200 tracks of audio have been recorded just for core vocal parts on 15 of the 20 songs on the album

28th February: Recording started at the Wendy House Studios, Felixstowe
Legendary ex-Felixstowe session bass player Carl Stanbridge returns to join local drummer Josh
to lay down the rhythm section for the album

25th January: Dance workshop in Felixstowe

Some months earlier  - Andrew (right) ' I have an idea about a new project.....'; Roger (left) 'oh no...'

Recent Media Coverage of OneChristmas

Rachel Sloane, the morning weekend presenter, has recorded a first piece on the new project,
which was broadcast on the 4th November 2007
Listen to Radio suffolk Report #1

For More Information Contact:

Phone: 01394 277403
Email: info@onechristmas.org.uk


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