We started in 2012 as a new choir, with a very mixed ability membership, under the direction of Denise Baugh, our Musical Director. Our aim, from those early days, was to form a great team learning to understand musical scores and to sing in harmony. We have now grown musically, and are singing more challenging arrangements from all genres. Our MD, still Denise, and accompanist, Brian Budden, who has been with us for nearly six years, are a great team, and our rehearsals are never dull!
Our membership has remained stable over the years, and our waiting list has been closed for some time, however we hope to be able to open it again in the coming months, and that will show on our membership page. Now we have progressed to singing more complex arrangements, sometimes with six or eight parts, we will ask that prospective new members have some experience of singing in harmony, and also some knowledge of how to follow music. An informal meeting and range check with our musical director Denise will be arranged when there is space for them to join.
We pride ourselves in being a sociable and friendly choir, meeting for two hours on Wednesday evenings throughout the year, with a tea break in the middle of each session, and with two evening socials a year. There are two regular concerts, one in the spring, usually in May, and one in December, with programmes in both concerts incorporating all types of music, from jazz to musicals, classical to popular music, ballads, theme tunes, some sacred music, and of course Christmas carols and songs in December with audience participation.
Our concerts raise money for local charities, and we would love you to come along. You can find details of forthcoming events and membership on the other pages on this website.
Member of the National Association of Choirs.
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