Barnes Choir

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We are an amateur choir of around 70 voices.  We perform mainly, but not exclusively, classical choral works within a sociable and friendly enviroment.  As well as our regular concerts, we sing to support local events, such as the Christmas Concert in aid of the Holly Lodge Centre and we raise funds for the Mulberry Centre carol singing at Richmond Station.  We offer an Open Come and Sing Workshop every January, oganise Vocal Workshops and are planning a Choir Tour to Holland in 2020.

We hold a number of social events, including a Quiz evening and a Summer party and some of us round off an evening's rehearsal with a visit to the pub.

We welcome new Members with good singing voices.  Whilst it is obviously helpful if you can read music, sight reading is not a requirement.  Rehearsal tracks are posted on our website well in advance of concerts so that members can practice in their own time and we hold workshops in preparation for major works.  New Members will be asked to sing a few scales and arpeggios with our Musical Director to help us decide which section is best suited to you.

We rehearse at All Saints in East Sheen on Tuesdays in term-time from 20.00 to 2200

Our conductor and musical director is Julian Colings and our acompanist is Elspeth Wilkes.

We are now in our 67th Season and our performance schedule is:

HAYDN – The Creation.  Saturday, December 14th 2019 at  7.30 p.m.  All Saints Church, East Sheen Avenue, East Sheen.  SW14 8AX

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Toward the Unknown Region, STANFORD – Songs of the Sea, RUTTER - Requiem.  Saturday, March 21st 2020 at 7.30 p.m.  St. Mary’s Barnes, Church Road, Barnes.   SW13 9HL

VISIONS OF ETERNITY -  Music by Bach, Brahms, Duruflé, Wood and Pärt.  Saturday, June 13th 2020 at 7.30 p.m.  All Saints Church, East Sheen Avenue, East Sheen SW14 8AX

Our annual Open Come and Sing event this Seson will be  John Rutter’s Requiem on Saturday January 18th 2020 at St. Mary’s Barnes.


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