TICKETS FOR THe
Alternative Christmas carol service
14th december 2019
EARLY BIRD TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT!
We are really sorry if you missed out on the early bird tickets. They sold out in a record 4 hours before we had even finished the newsletter to tell everyone. Don’t panic. We will be selling more tickets later in the year, and watch this space for some potentially exciting developments.
GENERAL SALE (150 tickets) will go on sale in October. We will announce to our mailing list 24hrs ahead of general sale so please do sign up to be the first to know.
LOCAL TICKET SALES (100) This will go on sale in October with local business in SE5 - We will announce to our mailing list 24hrs ahead of general sale so please do sign up to be the first to know.
RETURNS If you miss out on tickets please do not worry - we always have returns on the door on the night - we had 70 unsold return tickets at our most recent event. Whilst we cannot refund tickets we do encourage people to advertise on Facebook ahead of the event.
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WHY HAVE WE CHANGED THE TICKETING SYSTEM?
We have been asked why we have made some changes to the ticketing system and we thought you might appreciate the thinking behind it.
Organoke is primarily a local event to help raise money for the organ at St. Giles. When we started we never imagined it would be such a success. We even have people travelling down from Northumberland and Scotland for the events.
It’s wonderful that we can sell out only from word of mouth but as we have become more popular and tickets were selling out so quickly we found that people who supported us from the very beginning and those who live locally but may not be quite as savvy online were missing out. For that reason we have re-introduced the local sales, and we have a secret subscriber code for those who signed up to the mailing list.
We have also changed the total number of tickets that can be bought by one person to try and prevent too many large groups. We found that people buy 20 or 30 tickets but then have several tickets that are unused. We want to try and encourage people to only buy what they need so that others have the opportunity to get tickets too.
So you want to channel your inner Whitney or Freddie Mercury and strut your stuff in front of your adoring fans...luckily for you, ORGANOKE is here!
Join us in the spiritual surrounds of St Giles’ Camberwell, grab a beer and a seat in the pews (or dance in the aisle: that’s what it’s there for!) and sing your heart out to karaoke classics with one of London’s oldest church organs turned up to 11, before rounding off the night with an afterparty in the Crypt.
If you have not yet met our host Ida Barr, you will be best friends with her by the end of the night as this faded Edwardian music-hall singer-extraordinaire guides you through an evening of non stop feel good vibes.
The organ at St Giles’ was built in 1844 by Bishop & Son organ builders and designed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, who was a previous organist at St Giles’. Wesley was a superstar performer and composer of his age and took the time to design the organ at St Giles’, which makes it a very special example of British organ design and construction.
Whilst discussing ways to raise awareness of this wonderful instrument, as well raise some cash for its restoration, Jordana Leighton, and Ashley Valentine, thought it would be fun to organise an evening of Karaoke. And thus ORGANOKE was created. It premiered in 2016 with plenty of “choons” and dancing in the aisles.
The Vicar (Nick the Vic) thought it was such a good idea, he even bought us a few catering fridges so that we could cool the beer down for you.
ORGANOKE is supported by PRS for music.
Profits raised from the event go towards raising the £500,000 needed in order to restore the 19th Century Organ at St Giles’ Church.
Got any questions? We would love to hear from you!