We meet on Wednesday evenings from 7.45pm to 9.15pm during term-time. We are an open access choir, there are no auditions and no need to read music. Our main aim is to enjoy singing together in harmony. The cost is £5 per session, payable on the night - or you can pay by the term, at a slightly reduced rate. If you are interested in joining the choir please email [email protected] . Most people find it useful to bring a pencil and water.
We learn songs by the 'call and repeat' method, where our choir leader sings a line and we repeat it back to her, gradually building up to the whole verse, the chorus, and finally the entire song. Most songs are in three or four part harmony. We are lucky to have Carolyn Robson as our Musical Director, a professional singer and musician with a wealth of teaching and performing experience. She also runs choirs in Winchester and Alton.
We usually perform two concerts each year, at Christmas and in the summer, often combining with other local music groups. Funds raised at these events go to local charities nominated by choir members (see the Reports section). Although most of us enjoy performing we appreciate that some people prefer not to - you are welcome to just come to rehearsals and enjoy the singing!
We like to participate in community events where possible - if you would like us to sing at a local event, please get in touch [email protected]
New Rehearsal Venue!
Sadly, we have grown too big to fit comfortably in the Salvation Army Hall, so we are moving after the 13th February rehearsal.
From Wednesday 27th February (after half term) our rehearsals will be at Churchers College, GU31 4AS, in the main hall.