Barnes Choir

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We are an amateur choir of around 70 voces.  We perform mainly, but not exclusively, classical choral works to a good standard 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 tothe nearest 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 66th Season and our performance schedule is:



Saturday 15 December 2018 at All Saints in East Sheen - Traditional Xmas candle-lit concert to include - Chilott's On Christmas Night with readings and carols old and new for choir and audience.



Saturday 23 March 2019 at St. Mary's Barnes as part of the Barnes Music Festival - Music for Royalty to include works by Handel, Parry, Purcell and Tavener.



Saturday 22 June 2019 at Southwark Cathedral with Epsom Choral Society and the Arcubus Ensemble - Elgar's Dream of Gerontius.






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