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By Neil Owens on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 10:45 pm:

Free Choral Workshop

The gracenotes project are running a free choral workshop led by Ian Thomas at St. Alkmund's Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire on Wednesday 24th Sepetember between 7.15pm and 8-30pm.

This workshop is looking at new ways to warm up your voice, choral technqiue and choral pieces from different countires,

To book a free place or for further details please call 01948 665413, or email MrIanThomas@Netscape.Net all are very welcome.

By Lola Oduwole on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 04:08 pm:

I'm a Mezzo-Soprano graduated from the GMSD who is looking for the possibility to sing the Alto soloist in Handel's Messiah and in 'A Child of our Time' TIPPET. I have an extensive CV, describing my experience & would be happy to either send you my sample tape or come and sing for you. email


By Nyren Scott-Malden on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 04:16 pm:

Come and join the Esterhazy Singers.

We are a friendly, established choir of about 30, seeking all voices. Enthusiasm and commitment is more important than technical expertise (there is an informal audition). We perform classical repertoire of all periods in London and elsewhere, often with professional soloists and orchestras, under our Musical Director, David Allinson. We rehearse on Tuesdays 19.00 to 21.30 in the Southwark area.

Call me on 01293 782519 or e-mail me on for more info.

By Nyren Scott-Malden on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 09:38 am:

On 4 October 2003, there will be 'Come and Sing' performance of Haydn's Creation at Worth Abbey to generate funds to support St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley. The event is being organised by my choir (English Arts Chorale) in conjunction with St Catherine's and is part of the nationwide Voices for Hospices event taking place on that day to raise funds for the Hospice Movement.

Venue: Worth Abbey, just south of Crawley off the Balcombe Road
Date: 4 October 2003
Time: Rehearsal 4.00-5.15 (please arrive by 3.45)
Performance 7.30 (along with over 240 other events taking worldwide that day)
Music: Please bring your own (ring 01293 447364 if any problems)
Dress: Sops Green, Altos Blue, Tenors Red, Basses Brown
Cost: Singers: £10,
Audience: £10
Applications for tickets for both singers and audience should be sent (with a stamped addressed envelope) to:

Elaine Baker,
Events & Projects Co-ordinator,
St Catherine's Hospice,
Malthouse Road, Crawley,
RH10 6BH.

Cheques should be made payable to St Catherine's Hospice with reference VFH03 written on the back. Singers should also indicate their voice part. The Hospice has devised a sponsorship form. Anybody who thinks they would be able to get sponsorship from friends, family, colleagues should ask for one to be sent with their confirmation.

By Christine Didelot on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 01:23 am:

Questors Choir and their new Musical Director, Philip Norman, invite all singers to participate in their 2003 Choral Workshop at St Peter's Church, Ealing W5 on 27th/28th September.
For full details on how to take part, please visit our website or email

By Kim Benson on Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 10:13 pm:

Repetiteur: Bicester and Choral Operatic Society needs a repetiteur to play rehearsal piano for a mixed choir of some 40 voices. Choir rehearsals take place in Bicester on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to approx. 9.30pm. A renumeration is payable. For further details, please contact Howard Webb (Chairman): tel. 01865 358814 ( For further information about the choir, please see (although I need to update it since June). Thank you.

By R Taite on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 12:52 pm:

LEARN TO SING and enjoy using your voice!

Private lessons for beginners and intermediates in relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Children welcome

Balham and Central London 020 8772 1365

By Roy Carryer on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 01:16 pm:

Come & Sing Haydn's Creation at the Friary Hall, Crawley, West Sussex on Saturday 6th September 2003 at 2.30PM. No admission fee. Music available free of charge, but please bring a score if you have one. A good way to limber up your larynx for the autumn singing season. Concordia Singers welcomes all singers, and possible singers who would just like to see what we do. The Come and Sing kicks off Concordia's weekly (Thursday evening) rehearsals for a full performance of The Creation at The Hawth, Crawley, on 30th November 2003. Much more on our website -

By Fiona Mills on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 02:29 pm:

Jubilate! Singers are looking for a few extra altos, tenors and basses to sing evensong in Westminster Abbey on Monday 3 November 2003. We will be singing a requiem mass (sung liturgically) - probably the Faure. There will be two or three rehearsals in Oxford beforehand, and a rehearsal in Westminster Abbey on the Monday afternoon. I'd be delighted to hear from anyone who's interested.

By Jane Holohan on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 06:43 pm:

Hi, My name is Jane Holohan, I live in Finaghy, Belfast , Northern Ireland. I have loved Gospel Music since I was a child and have only recently come to faith, I feel a real desire to join a Gospel Choir in praise of the Lord, help???

By Peter Simon on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 07:39 pm:

THE NEW "SHORTHAND" musical signs & symbols for READING MUSIC EASILY are available for anyone who would like to use these to learn to read music (staff notation) Email or phone Peter on 020 8245 5280 for more details.

By Neil Shepherd on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 01:47 pm:

Just before everyone goes off on holiday, just a quick reminder that there is to be a rare opportunity to "Come and Sing" with Stephen Cleobury, conductor of the world famous Kings College Choir (Cambridge) and of course, the BBC Singers. There are still places left on the workshop but you are advised to book quickly as opportunities to sing with Stephen Cleobury don't arise every day!

The venue - Cirencester Parish Church
Less than one hour drive from Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Hereford, Oxford, Worcester etc.
Saturday 20th September from 11am to 4.45pm.
£15.00 per person (including loan of music)
£12.50 per person (in groups of 10 or more).
To enrol, please send a SAE with a cheque for the appropriate amount to
The Administrator, BCMF, Steadings Bungalow, Tetbury Road, Cirencester GL7 6PX
Cheques should be made payable to "BCMF".
Please state the number of singers in each voice part.

Why not encourage some of your choir to come and join us? If you haven't been to a BCMF Choral Day before, you and members of your choir will have a thoroughly enjoyable day mixing with fellow choral enthusiasts. The church has wonderful acoustics and is a wonderful place to sing some superb music with the conductor of one of the most famous choirs in the world!

The day will look towards the seasons of Advent and Christmas and music to be used includes a selection of items drawn from the list below (from "Christmas Motets, OUP), as well as items from the OUP publication "Advent For Choirs".

Bruckner Virga Jesse floruit
Byrd O magnum mysterium and Beata virgo
Cui Magnificat
Dering Quem vidistis, pastores?
Flecha (attrib) Riu, riu, chiu
Handl Omnes de Saba venient
Handl Resonet in laudibus
Mendelssohn Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden
Mouton Nesciens mater
Palestrina Hodie Christus natus est
Philips O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
Praetorius H. In dulci jubilo
Praetorius M. Quem pastores laudavere
Scheidt In dulci jubilo
Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est
Victoria O magnum mysterium

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to people you know who may be interested.

For those interested in organ music - Stephen Cleobury will be performing an organ recital in Cirencester Parish Church on the previous evening - Friday 19th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.00 and are available from "The Cornerstone" bookshop in Cirencester or by post from the address below (cheques to "BCMF").

For details of other BCMF events, see the website -

By Wakefield Community Gospel Choir on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 05:40 pm:

By davegh on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 05:32 pm:

Hi I am a member of wakefield community gospel choir
if you would like to join us we meet each wed @7:30 at belle Isle Center barnsley rd call 01924 820045 ask for David

Musicians also wanted

By Beverley Stingmore on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 08:16 pm:

My daughter is getting married on August 23rd and I am desperately looking for a gospel singer(s) for the evening. Does anybody know of anyone who can help. We live in the medway area of Kent.

By Nicola Williams on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 04:23 pm:

Calling altos and sopranos! English Festival Voices, directed by Michael Kibblewhite, one of the UK's best-known choral directors, will be singing in Spain on a "Burgos Bonanza", 10-14 September 2003. We still have a few places for reasonably experienced sight-readers. If you are interested in singing a wide variety of challenging and exciting 'a capella' music from early polyphony to Negro spirituals, English ballads to African chants then contact Nicola Williams at, 01323 502907 to find out more. The cost is around £450 including return flight from Stansted, half-board accommodation, music-making and a Spanish-speaking tour escort.

By Dan Jacobs on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 09:59 pm:

The London Jewish Male Choir is looking to recruit a Musical Director. Founded in 1926 the LJMC performs a diverse range of Jewish music, it has approx. 45 members and performs 10-15 concerts a year. Closing date for applications is 31st July 2003. Contact Dan Jacobs ( / 07092 352 210).

This is a paid position. See our website for more details..

By NEW HARMONY SINGERS on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 11:50 am:

We are a mixed choir of 40 voices based in the borough of Torfaen, and celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2004. We perform Radio 2 style easy listening music and are currently looking for sopranos and tenors. It is not often we get vacancies in our choir, but we would appreciate anyone who is interested to contact us. Our members live in Cwmbran, Newport, Caerphilly and Abergavenny so if you also live in that area you know that commuting to our Practice Hall in Pontypool is possible . We would expect 101% commitment, but that's easy as we are an extremely friendly bunch and love performing music by Sinatra, West End shows, Irvin Berlin - we welcome you to contact us.

By Tony Frith on Thursday, June 26, 2003 - 07:20 pm:

This well established, award winning male voice choir would like to invite applications to become its Musical Director. Our current long serving MD has indicated his intention of retiring from October 2003 and we would like to appoint a successor as soon as possible. We have about 40 singers and the choir has a reputation for singing innovative music with a repertoire of considerable variation and interest. This is a demanding position and would require a great deal of energy, good humour and enthusiasm. We hold weekly practices throughout the year and perform about 12 concerts every year in the locality.
For a preliminary discussion contact our Chairman, Peter Sterry-Blunt, Old Court, Greatford, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 4QA, Tel 01778 561817 email>

By Jim Archer on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 05:40 pm:

I would like to form a small chamber orchestra in the Ormskirk/Liverpool/St Helens area to accompany the Occasional singers. If there are any musicians interested in this project please get in touch. Website for the Occasionals is as follows and there is a link to this new venture to be found there. Repertoire would be standard Choral repertoire.

By Dan Jacobs on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 10:32 am:

The London Jewish Male Choir ( are looking for a couple of Tenors to take part in a festival in Belgium at the end of August (4/5 days).

The trip will have expenses (travel/accomm./food) paid. Experience of Jewish music useful but not neccesary.

Please contact Dan Jacobs ( for more details.

By Lesley Coles on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 04:31 pm:

Thanks to Gerontius, Spectrum has a new MD. Within 2 days of posting a notice on your board we reeived an enquiry from a prospective MD and a couple of weeks later we met and appointed Mary Jo Paranzino. Is this some kind of record? It certainly proves the worth of your site.

Now for another challenge. Spectrum has recently lost a couple of male singers. We would really like to replace them, so if there are any tenors or basses living or working within reasonable distance of Epsom and are free on Tuesdays, please get in touch. We sing light popular music - songs from shows, pop, jazz, gospel, blues etc. Sight reading is not essential, but commitment and love of singing is. We put on 2 shows of our own per year plus guest appearances, festivals, weddings, charity events etc.

Come on you guys, come and check out Spectrum and Mary Jo.

For mor information phone 01372 723397 or e-mail

By Kate Main on Monday, June 02, 2003 - 06:52 pm:

I am getting married in Bristol on 19th June 2004 and would like to find a professional choir to sing in the church. Please could you send me any contact details or information you have available? Many thanks.
Kate Main

By Maureen Williams on Monday, June 02, 2003 - 01:22 pm:

You are invited to 'Come and Sing' Vivaldi's Gloria with the Wellingborough Orpheus Choir, on Saturday 28 June at Great Park Street Methodist Church, Park Street, Wellingborough. With our ebullient MD, Jonathan Sheldon, we shall also be rehearsing Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, Wood's O Thou the Central Orb and Gardiner's Evening Hymn.

10.30am to 6.30pm, with a 'musical offering' for families and friends at 5.00pm.

Cost - including lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments - £12.00. (Concessions for Senior Citizens and under 18s: £9.00)

Copies of the music will be available to borrow on the day. To book your place, please contact Barbara Lees on 01933 665191.

Experienced and new singers equally welcome.

By david farrow on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 10:50 pm:

Hi All,

I am looking for a String Quartet in the Suffolk area to play at a Wedding. I don't know if anyone out there can help, but I didn't really know where to look. Many thanks.

By Peter Marshall on Sunday, May 25, 2003 - 04:30 pm:

I am Publicity Officer of Peterborough Male Voice Choir and I would like to invite applications for the position of Musical Director with our choir. Our current MD ,David Inlgleby, has been in that position for 10 years and feels that he needs to be able to devote more time with his family. He has announced, therefore, that he will cease to be our MD from May 2004 or earlier if we can find a replacement. If you are interested in being considered for the demanding and exciting position please contact me on 01733 252464 or email for more details.
Peter Marshall

By Vince Eager on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 12:43 pm:

Message: Hi everyone,

My company is currently putting together a Xmas tour starring Alvin Stardust. The tour will be towards the family audience with a party atmosphere as our aim featuring the best of all time popular xmas music from carols to Phil Spector to Slade.

Alvin is very keen to use a Gospel Choir as part of the production. We would like to use choirs from the region the show is appearing in on a given night. Our musical director would visit the choirs during the autumn to discuss the chosen material with the choirs and their MD's.

The dates and venues will be known in the coming two weeks. There will be approx 8 shows between 20th Nov and 8th December. We cannot make the dates any closer to xams due to Alvin's scheduled pantomime in Worthing.

Would any choirs who may be interested in the above please contact me via my email.

Many thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes, Vince Eager

By shepherd karuwa on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 10:30 am:

I am in Tanzania, I need help with voice and choir training. I also need music, but for a church choir. Can someone help? I can pay by credit card ao bank transfer

By Jola Nowak on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 11:30 am:


We are newly formed, small mixed choir singing
songs from the "shows" gospel, jazz,and more
contemporary music (ABBA, et cet).
We would like to welcome more male singers,
no need to read music, enthusiasm, comittment
and sense of humour will do!
Please come to our rehearsal, no obligation!
We rehearse every Thursday 19.30-21.30 in
Woodmancote New village Hall, Cheltenham.
We are also looking for secondhand staging.
I would appreciate email or phonecall.
tel 01242 674038

By Roy Carryer on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 01:09 pm:

Calling all singers - experienced and new - in Surrey, Sussex and western Kent.....!! Come and Sing Haydn's Creation at 2.30PM on Saturday 6th September 2003 at the Friary Hall, Haslett Avenue (West), Crawley, W. Sussex - next to Crawley bus station. All are invited, including those unsure about singing who will be under no pressure to take part and welcome just to watch. No charge, and music will be freely available (but please bring a score if you have one). If you enjoy yourself, why not think about joining our rehearsals for a full Creation concert with professional soloists and full orchestra on 30th November 2003 at The Hawth, Crawley.
Organised by Concordia Singers and their Musical Director Philip White.

By Douglas Reed on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 02:39 pm:

We are desperately looking for new singers to join our choir at All Saints Weston, Esher. Designed by Edward Maufe, the 'white' church on the green has a fantastic acoustic and a beautiful 2 manual tracker pipe organ (recently restored by Woods of Huddersfield. We rehearse each Friday for Sunday Choral Eucharist and Evensong ( evensong 3rd sunday each month). If you live in the area, and you enjoy singing, we'd love to hear from you. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

Douglas Reed
tel: 07785 936076 or 020 8398 1849 (church office)

By Rhian on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 10:00 pm:

Hello. My name is Rhian and I really want to be a Gospel Singer. I would love to join a Gospel Choir but I can't find 1 anywhere. The thing is I'm only 16 and many choirs I've been to see only have older people in them. I'm already a member of the Greater Gwent Chamber Choir and Greater Gwent Youth Choir. I am also Grade 7 flute. I have performed many times with my School Liturgy Group - I sang Shackles with them recently (I was the soloist.) All I want to do is follow my heart and my dreams and I know that someone out there can help me... So please please please please get in contact if u know of only choirs!!

By Philip Norman on Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 07:03 pm:

The choir of St. John's Church, Leytonstone Ell wants to sing a grand slam Choral Evensong on Sunday 22 June, but lacks the numbers to do so, so other singers are invited to help out. Please visit for further details

By Eleanor Briggs on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 12:57 pm:

Royal College of Music student available for weddings in London and the surrounding area. Willing to perform for a smaller fee than most professionals! I'm joint principal oboe and soprano and so can both play and sing separately or in same service! if interested, please email:

By Harold Blackburn on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 02:23 pm:

M.D. required for CAPITAL CHORUS, a barbershop style all male close harmony group.
Our present M.D. is returning to the USA in July 2003 so we are looking for someone to replace her.
Our chorus is approx. 15 strong and we meet every Monday evening from 7.45pm to 10pm at the Guiness Socal Club, Twyford Abbey Road, London NW10. We also perform about once every 6 weeks. Expenses are paid. The position is ideal for somone looking for choral conducting experience and lots of fun!

By Paul Day on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 05:20 pm:

Our church is about to throw away old copies of its unused hymn books. They are mostly just word editions but in fairly good condition. Does anyone know of a worthy place they could go? It is mostly the original Songs of Fellowship, Spring Harvest, New Chruch Praise and Congregational Praise.

Many thanks

By David Barton on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 08:13 pm:

Desperately trying to locate the music for the two following pieces:

O little town of Bethlehem
He is born

both by J. Raybould

Have searched and searched - any ideas?

Don't forget - secondhand sheet music:
now fully working again

By Helena Green on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 08:26 am:

I am getting married in Brighton on August 9th and am looking for a semi-professional standard choir of c. 20 singers to sing the following music:
Brahms, How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings
Parry, I Was Glad
Exit the chapel to Hallelujah Chorus

Any help/leads/contacts greatly appreciated!

By Christine Didelot on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 01:21 pm:

Need a choir for a wedding or special occasion? Contact the Questors Choir!

We are a 30-strong SATB group based in West London.
Our repertoire is varied (religious, classical, pop, traditional, etc.).

For further details do not hesitate to email us at

By David Barton on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 11:52 am:

RE: Earlier message.

As in a previous message I have started a website selling Secondhand Music at:

I have lots more music, especially choral music (sets and individual copies) to be added but I am reluctant to input it all as I haven't had much interest. If you are interested in receiving updates please join my mailing list. Email me at:

with S/M Mailing List in the subject line.
If I get a reasonalble number of people on the list I will start adding more music. I am not being mean or anything, but I don't want to spend a lot of time on the site if people aren't really interested.

Also, if you have a website and could link to my site, please e-mail at the above address. I will be starting a links page soon and would put your site up in return.

Hope to hear from you soon

By Robert Myers on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 05:53 pm:

If you need an accompanist for your choir in or around london .I am trained at the RCM and play well from sight.
Available for weddings as well.

By Avril Danczak on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 11:44 am:

My friend and I want to join a jolly amateur choir in manchester. Any ideas where to start looking?email me Thanks for any help.

By Nicky Robinson on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 06:23 pm:


I'm a musician and singer, dying to join a choir again! Really miss harmony singing, and have a real desire at the mo to try gospel. Looking for a fun, quite informal group in/around the Worcester/South Birmingham area, who sing 'a bit of everything!' If anyone out there knows of a group they are in or could recommend, would love you to get in contact.

By GLEN GRANT on Wednesday, April 09, 2003 - 11:31 am:

My name is Glen Grant and I am a Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies. However, I also run an entertainment agency here in Worcester Park, Surrey. They agency employs (amongst many others) string quartets,harpists, singers etc.. Would always be interested in hearing from smaller groups of choirs/string quartets/duos etc... to perform at a wedding service whilst guests were arriving and then when the signing of the register was taking place. I would be delighted to hear from you either by e-mail which is or by telephone on
0208 337 9018 - my website is - BEST WISHES GLEN.

By Lesley Coles on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 04:59 pm:

Spectrum, a small mixed voice choir based in Epsom, Surrey, needs a new MD. Richard Apsley has been with us now for 4 1/2 enjoyable years. Now, fortunately for him, but not so fortunately for us, his own professional career has really taken off and he feels he can no longer devote the time necessary to run the choir. Spectrum has several concerts scheduled which he is happy to honour if need be, but he would like to hand over in the near future. Spectrum sings a wide range of light popular music, eg songs from shows, Beatles, Elvis, Gerswin, Berlin, Lloyd Webber, spirituals, blues etc.
If this post appeals to you and you would like more information on repertoire, rehearsals, terms and conditions, etc, or would like to join us as a singer, please phone our Chairman Geoff Lewis on 01372 813467 or E-mail

By Mrs Marigold Haworth on Sunday, April 06, 2003 - 06:22 pm:

We are singing choruses from "Messiah" on Thursday evening in Surbiton Surrey. Anyone in the area who is interested please contact me. Cost is £5.00 per person. There will be copies of music to hire/buy and to refresh your vocal cords wine and refreshments will be available during the interval.
Our choir, Kingston Choral Society is currently looking to recruit more members. We have a very exciting range of music to perform and are a friendly choir of mixed ages.
Please e mail me if you are interested in singing with us. marigold.haworth

By Jola Nowak on Sunday, April 06, 2003 - 03:46 pm:

Blue Moon Harmony Choir is a newly formed mixed choir singing popular songs from the"shows", jazz, gospel,and contemporary songs (ABBA, etc.).
We ould like to welcome more male singers, so if
you always wanted to sing but never had the opportunity, now is your chance!
You don't need to read music, enthusiasm and
commitment will do!
Rehearsals are every Thursday 19.30 - 21.30
at Woodmancote New Village Hall, Cheltenham, Glos

By Samantha Perry on Thursday, April 03, 2003 - 01:38 pm:

I a getting married on Aug 23rd '03 and am desperatly seeking a classical Duo or trio to play background music during the afternoon reception. Lovely old country house with the chance of being in the gardens if the weather holds out. Venue is near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Would be great to hear from anyone that may be able to help.

By David Barton on Thursday, April 03, 2003 - 11:01 am:


Plenty of music to choose from including chorla, church, organ, piano, instrumental etc. Lots more choral music to be added. Very cheap.

By Kathryn Cartwright on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 11:44 am:


Event: 'Day of Song' Verdi's Requiem
Venue: Selly Oak Methodist Church, Langleys Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham
Date : 25 October 2003
Time : 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Cost : Sing (only) £8; + Buffet Lunch £5; + Music Hire £1

Please contact Kathryn Cartwright, 2 Pages Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 6LL for application form, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, and quoting ''.

For more details, please visit our web site

By Beverley Preece on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 03:50 pm:

Vivace Choir of Arlesey, Mid-Beds, are holding a workshop on 12 April at St Peters Church, Arlesey, featuring Mozart's Requiem & selected mvts from Douglas Coombes' Requiem. Conductor Douglas Coombes and accompanist Kate Elmitt. Workshop 2-5pm, performance 7.30pm, admission £5. Enquiries Bob Wilkins 01462 622222. New members also welcome at our regular Wednesday evening rehearsals in Arlesey.

By Matthew Lennox on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 03:41 pm:

To Men and Women of South London.
Would you like to Join a livley choir based in Wimbledon?
We perform concerts reguarly accross South London, You don't have to read music, just enjoy making music. We are performing Faure's reqeium in July and we are in need of more men!! If this sounds interesting please do not hesitate to e-mail me. Many Thanks
Matthew Lennox

By Alan Langley on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 11:32 am:

Can you help please ? We are just completing a new musical about the life of Judy Garland and are looking for singers both sexes, young and mature to complete the final demo CD. We can't pay you as this is an amateur production but we will give individuals or groups due credits on the cd sleeve. If you are near to Tamworth please email me

By 1311 EVENTS LTD on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 01:14 pm:

1311 Events is the UK's fastest growing music booking service. We are currently seeking superb choirs and close harmony ensembles throughout the UK for corporate engagements. We would be delighted to hear from any choirs and choruses available for work.

For more information:

Tel: 0208 241 9255

By Peter Crawford on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:27 am:

SINGERS WANTED for a performance of 'THE PASSION' by HAYDN on Good Friday evening 2003 in Aldborough Church, N. Yorkshire.
Since rehearsals began several of our choir have had to drop out due to health and family committments, so we'd appreciate some reinforcements. If you're interested in singing this delightful but little performed work, rehearsals are on Sunday evenings and there are vacancies in all parts, particularly Soprano and Tenor. Contact for more details.

By Nigel Press on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 01:13 pm:

St Matthew Passion translation.
I am looking for a side by side german and english translation to provide as a programme insert - ideally digital, word etc. or else photocopiable and royalty free.
Any suggestions welcome.
Many thanks.
Nigel Press
Thomas Tallis Society Greenwich (concert April 12th)

By Oliver Barton on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 06:01 pm:

My wife and I have been running COMA Voices South-West in Bristol for a couple of years now, and would be very interested in hearing from anyone interested in fostering contemporary vocal (e.g. choral) music that is performable by amateurs and appeals to amateurs.

COMA stands for COntemporary Music for Amateurs and is a nation-wide organisation with headquarters in London and about a dozen regional instrumental ensembles. Its web-site is We're the only group attempting to explore vocal music, and find it difficult to find interested people and suitable music.

If you're interested in the future of vocal music and in singing music that is contemporary and exploratory and yet performable and appealing, do please get in touch!

By Reading Phoenix Choir on Sunday, February 09, 2003 - 11:05 pm:

Reading Phoenix Choir has vacancies for tenor and bass voices. One of the country's leading mixed-voice choirs, Phoenix was among the six adult groups selected to sing in the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year 2002 final. The choir has a busy concert schedule with a repertory stretching from Byrd to "Bare Necessities", and has broadcast on BBC1 and BBC Radio 2 and 4 in recent months.

If you would like to find out more about singing with this fine choir, email or visit

We look forward to meeting you!

By Don Read on Sunday, February 09, 2003 - 09:30 am:

In collaboration with choral arranger Michael Neaum I have recently written some fifteen lyrics to classical compositions. Imagine singing "Claire De Lune" or "Air On A G String". List available.
I have piano/solo voice arrangements for ten of the songs with another five to come shortly. I have even added a childrens tune by Miles Davis.I would be pleased to send you the basic arrangments and put you in touch with Michael Neaume should you want  full choral arrangements.

My lyric to Satie's Gymnopedie No 1 was recorded by Cleo Laine and James Galway. with sales of the album and follow up single reaching one million worldwide.

Hope to hear from you


Don Read

PS Roger Lewis of Classic FM says," It's a great idea".

By PJ Williams on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 08:58 am:

Hello. I am getting married in Dornoch Cathedral, Scotland on Dec 13th 2003 and looking for a choir to sing at my wedding - please could someone let me know where to go to find such a service - or of course, if you have a suitable choir - I would love to hear from you!
Many thanks

By Harold Blackburn on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 05:06 pm:

Gentlemen of West London!
Have you considered Barbershop singing?
It is not "striped jackets, straw boaters and 'Swannie'" but enjoyable close harmony unaccompanied singing of songs of different vogues.
Come and join us at Capital Chorus, every Monday evening 7.45pm to 10pm at the Guinness Social Club, Twyford Abbey Road, Park Royal, NW10.
You don't have to be able to read music. Teach tapes and one-to-one training are provided.
Enjoy the camaraderie and the music.
We have an open night on Monday 10th March 2003 - why not come and join us?
For further details contact Harold Blackburn:

By Rev. Cecil Smith on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 04:47 pm:

Kingsdown Methodist Church, West Ealing, London are looking for a choir leader to lead a small but enthusiastic mixed choir.
The commitment will be: once per week evening practice 8pm to 10pm and Sunday morning Service 10am to 11.30am.
We already have an excellent organist.
Remuneration negotiable.
For further details please contact The Rev. Cecil Smith on 020 8567 0172 or e-mail

By Nicola Deards on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 11:00 am:

The Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir are looking for new members! We are a lively group of singers which provides a variety of musical events designed to entertain and appeal to a wide audience. We are currently in rehearsal for Rachmaninov's "Vespers", and in June will be performing Bach's "Missa Brevis" and Haydn's "Stabat Mater". Please get in touch or come along and try us out! Details under our listing on this site or on

By Tim Knight on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 10:10 am:

Survival of your choir workshops, - further to the note about this in the Gerontius Newsletter there is now a workshop in CAMBRIDGE, 29th March - please email for further details

By Victoria Larley on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 11:14 pm:

I would like to draw people's attention to the Thornesian Prize, a new composing competition just launched in association with Chantry Quire.
Please visit and follow the links for more details.

By stephen barton on Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 11:14 pm:

Biddulph Male Voice Choir (Staffordshire) organises and runs a competitive music festival each October. We have been running this succesful festival since 1965 and would always welcome new competitors. At Biddulph we pride ourselves on our hospitality and provide home made refreshments all day long for our many visitors. We attract solo and choral entries from all over the UK and believe that we are one of the finest and freindliest music festivals in the country. For further information and syllabus details see our website at;

By Jason on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 09:16 am:

Help! Anyone interested in taking me on for an audition to see how good my voice is? I really want to do gospel and worship singing since i was seven years old. I am now 16 and from Birmingham. I can travel, but not far, far. If anyone wants me, please e-mail!

By Alastair Cameron on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 01:17 pm:

> My name is Alastair Cameron and I am looking to start a Choir and an Orchestra
(to perform both separately and together) In central London. I am a recent
music graduate and many of my friends who find themselves in London have said
to me that they really miss playing/singing and it occurred to me that there
must be a lot of people in London who felt the same, this coupled with the fact
that I am looking for Groups to conduct led me to a fairly simple solution to
start an Orchestra and Choir.
>The basic idea behind this is as follows
>To perform as often as possible
>To perform a varied repertoire including suitable pieces by young composers
giving them a chance to have their music played .
>To bring together musicians and enable them to play both in a large group and
also introduce people who may be interested in starting smaller ensembles.
>These groups require high quality players as the idea is to always work towards
performances (otherwise what's the point surely) and to not have to spend months
learning new pieces, to this end we would require people to be both able and
committed (we are looking at having fortnightly rehearsals). We would be a self
funding group (sorry we won’t be able to pay anyone) hoping to make money out of
ticket sales but there will need to be a small contribution (yet to be
finalised) to cover the hire of music and rehearsal space. The main aim is for
everyone to have a good time and end up with a good sound.
>If this sounds like something you may be interested in or you just want to know
a bit more about it please contact me on or tel. 07779
420937 (after 5:30 during the week preferably)
>Please forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested either
singer player or composer.

By Islington Choral Society on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 05:13 pm:

Bring & Sing: Carmina Burana

Join Islington Choral Society on Saturday 1st March 2003 to practise and sing through Orff’s Carmina Burana from scratch in one afternoon.

No previous experience required. This is the chance for an enjoyable sing without the pressure of a concert performance. Bring your own copy or hire one on the day.
If you would like to try one of the solos please contact Sarah Stafford for more information (details below).

Date: 1st March 2003
Time: 12.30 – 5pm
Venue: Christ Church, Highbury Grove, N5
Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington
Price: £6 entrance plus £1 music hire
For more information:
Contact Sarah Stafford on
or 0208 342 8360.

By Ealing Festival on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 06:38 pm:

Ealing Festival is looking for a new chairman!

We are a charity organisation running competitive events every year in the fields of music and performing arts.

For full details on the position and how to apply, please check our website:

By margarita elia on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 12:48 pm:

Hi all choirs!
Looking for a soprano soloist for your next performance? I am a young international performer currently based in London,with extensive
concert experience and a big wish to sing with a very good professional choir.Open to all repertoires, adore working with excellent musicians!!!
Will gladly send CV upon request.

By Christine Didelot on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 03:22 pm:

Need a choir for a wedding or special occasion?

Then contact the Questors Choir!

We are a 30-strong SATB group based in West London. Our repertoire is varied (religious, classical, pop, traditional, etc.).

For further details do not hesitate to email us at

By Naomi Johnston on Wednesday, January 01, 2003 - 10:43 pm:

I'm looking for venues to sing in Northern Ireland. I'm 16 and am of grade 7/8 standard. I often sing solos at mainly church services or fund raising events, and a few weddings. I just love singing so so much and I love sharing my talent. If you know of anywhere in Northern Ireland who would be looking for a new soloist please email me as I would be most interested. thanks so much! Naomi

By Sarah Morris on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 04:31 pm:

I am looking for a friendly, joyous gospel choir to join in the Oxford area.

I am 25 and previously sung with Nottingham University Gospel Choir, including some solos. I'm not able to sight read but have gallons of enthusiasm!

By Judith Clay on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 03:48 pm:

hello everyone!

i am a 19 year old singer living in the cardiff area, and i am looking to join a local choir, preferably a youth choir. my style is musicals mainly, and i am a big fan of broadway and the west end. but i am open to all styles of music. i am a soprano. i have a lot of experience, both practical and academic, but have missed out on performing over the last year or so.

please get me back in the public eye!!

By Adrian Matthews on Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 12:42 am:


Would you like to sing Handel's "Dixit Dominus" this April with one of London's finest choirs specialising in Baroque music? Then visit us at We are currently looking for tenors in particular and our conductor Edward Wickham will be holding auditions in mid January. Alternatively email

By Ben Costello on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 10:26 am:


President – Alison Pearce HonARAM AGSM
Music Director – Benjamin Costello BMus PGDip


A vibrant sixty-strong choral society performing a diverse repertoire with particular emphasis on 20th/21st Century music, giving 3/4 concerts a year with professional ensembles and soloists.

We seek a new Music Director to succeed Benjamin Costello, who is moving on after six highly successful seasons with us. Starting in September 2003. Rehearsals every Tuesday evening.

Please contact the Secretary on 01903 236008 for a more detailed job description and an application form.

Closing date for applications 1st March 2003

Registered Charity No. 1093113

By Judith Ellard on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 05:19 pm:

James Macmillan - Seven Last Words from the Cross
Does anyone have choral parts available? We need about 25-30 for Feb - April 2003.

Many thanks

Judith Ellard
Publicity Manager, Exultate Singers

By Peter Litman on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 07:31 pm:

The Freegard Singers, a kent based chamber choir of 16 members has an immediate vacancy for Soprano 1. Repertoire over the next season includes: Chilcott's Canticles of Light, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb.
Please enquire directly to conductor on 07870 742644, for audition details.

By Tim on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 10:27 am:

Notices pre August 2002 can be found under "Old Notices"

By Philip Norman on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 04:51 pm:

Sorry, I forgot to add the web address for information for the announcement below about a choral workshop. It's

By Philip Norman on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 04:46 pm:

Study and then sing at a concert in East London forgotten English masterpieces of the 19th Century with Chorale Cantando 8/9 Feb 2003. Including extracts from The Banner of St George (Elgar), Elegiac Ode (Stanford), Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (Coleridge-Taylor), The Ancient Mariner (Barnett) etc.

By Glenn Chaney on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 03:25 pm:

The Lace City Singers, a Nottingham based female barbershop chorus with 90 members, have finished 5th, 2nd and 3rd in the last three UK and Ireland championships. Maybe 2003 will be the year they win 1st place and a trip to the 2004 World Championships in Indianapolis.

Part of the preparation for the May 2003 domestic contest is a Master Class on Saturday January 25th in Nottingham. The coach will be Master Director Claire Gardiner, of the Vienna Falls chorus in Virginia, USA. Visitors and prospective members are welcome at this and any other rehearsal of the Lace City Singers. Find our details under female voice on this site.

By Brenda lane on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 01:51 pm:

All you singing men who are out there............
Spectrum (a small mixed voice choir based near Epsom, Surrey) is looking for singers, particularly tenors and basses, who would be interested in joining us to sing at a concert in Barnstable, Devon on the weekend of 3rd & 4th May 2003.
For more information E-mail or or phone 07970 067043.

By Phil on Saturday, November 30, 2002 - 12:36 am:

Cantus, a London based chamber choir, are singing the services at Winchester cathedral on Saturday and Sunday 28/29 December 2002. If there are any Sopranos who would care to join us, please contact Phil Cowling, the Musical Director, for more details. His email is

By Frances on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:04 am:

I am the librarian for Edinburgh Phoenix Singers, and looking for Schubert's Mass in C SATB, could anyone lend us this (for approx 36 people), between 09/01/03 and 31/03/03. Thanks.

By Will Orr on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 08:02 pm:

Please come and play/sing in the Ewelme (beautiful church nr Wallingford in Oxfordshire)Scratch Messiah conducted by Will Orr

Sunday 8th December Rehearsal 2pm Performance 6.30pm
Email or phone Will Orr or 01491-683755

By Michael Lewers on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 07:18 pm:

Aylesbury Choral Society are currently celebrating our 70th anniversary. We shall end the season in May 2003 with a performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, at Stowe School, Buckingham, accompanied by The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra.

The Oxford Philomusica have invited us to perform the work again at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, in October 2003.

The choir is 'buzzing' at the moment, under the superb leadership of James Burton (recently also appointed Choral Director of the Hallé Choir). We are, however, looking to add to our numbers for these upcoming concerts - particularly men!

We are a friendly and enthusiastic bunch. Sight reading and experience are welcomed, but the desire to improve is mandatory! Membership is subject to an informal and simple audition held in private.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Aylesbury, and rehearsals for 'The Dream' start on January 7 2003.

Please call 01296 487088 for more details, email or see our website

By Heritage Singers on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 09:42 am:

Win a CD Recording for your choir,
To aid fund raising for their USA 2003 Tour the Heritage Singers have teamed up with a Bradford based Recording STudio to offer this fantastic prize by auction,
A CD Recording of your choir, (within 50 miles of Bradford) to be made at your chosen date in 2003 and 100 Cds included with booklet, for you to sell
This is a very special and valuable prize which we are accepting bids for until January 10th 2003, Any questions or bids should be sent to, there are no catches or gimmicks, simply the highest bid (sensible!) wins the prize.

By Ben Ward on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 04:52 pm:

Do you have a Messiah concert coming up?

At all uncertain of your part?

Choirs around the country have been using sing2gether rehearsal CDs to prepare for this Christmas favourite. Our CDs are sung by top-quality professional singers, and we have a growing repertoire of major choral works. To find out more call 020 82868277 or email Website at

By Peter Siepmann on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 - 05:27 pm:

I'm trying to find a second-hand organist's surplice. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you!

By Christine Levey on Monday, November 04, 2002 - 05:42 pm:

Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers require a Rehearsal Accompanist from January 2003. Mixed voice choir of 70+ members rehearses on Monday evenings in All Saints Church (1st Monday in the month) and Mary Bassett Lower School, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. For further details please contact Christine Levey (Chairman)on or Alan Childs (Musical Director) on

By Steve Barrett on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 09:46 am:

The Loughborough Male Voice Choir are on a recruitment drive. The choir needs singers in all sections but especially top and second top tenors. We don't expect recruits to read music or to have sung before, all are welcome. We are a friendly bunch, and rehearse every Thursday night, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, at Baxtergate Baptist Church, Loughborough.

For details e-mail
or see website

By Roy Carryer on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 10:25 am:

On Saturday 22nd March 2003 Concordia will be putting on a performance of Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem in Dorking Halls (where for many years RVW conducted the combined choirs of the Leith Hill Musical Festival)in conjunction with Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra. We would like to know if there is another choir who has recently sung (or will be preparing ) this work and would like to join us in our performance. This is a wonderful opportunity to perform this magnificent piece in the town where it was written (RVW was for many years a resident of Dorking). We'll also be singing Parry's Blest Pair of Sirens. If you are interested please contact Philip White (Musical Director - Concordia) on

By Amy Williams on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 08:44 pm:

Going on tour?

If you're looking for a translation of a specialist arts document, such as cd booklets, biographies or programmes then visit First Translation at .

We currently translate to and from the following languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Latin American Spanish and Arabic.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Amy Williams
First Translation

By Philip Norman on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 05:45 pm:

Study and then sing at a concert in East London forgotten English masterpieces of the 19th Century with Chorale Cantando 8/9 Feb 2003. Including extracts from The Banner of St George (Elgar), Elegiac Ode (Stanford), Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (Coleridge-Taylor), The Ancient Mariner (Barnett) etc.

Details on or from Philip Norman (020) 8519 6491

By Philip Norman on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 05:43 pm:

Sing in Prague with St. John's Festival Choir

SJFC, a project based choir rehearsing just by Leytonstone station on the Central Line, and with singers from many other choirs, will be singing in Prague and the Czech Republic 29 July - 8 August 2003. Full details are available on

or from Philip Norman (020) 8519 6491

By Will Brooks on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 04:38 pm:

My partner and I are getting married on Saturday 28th June 2003, at Wardington Church (3 miles north of Banbury) and are looking for a Choir to sing in the Church. We wondered if your group did such events. If you do could you please send us details of what we would need to do next to have you sing at our wedding!!

Thank you in advance for your help,
Regards - Will

Will Brooks
01295 701075
07770 773773

By Matthew Berry on Friday, October 18, 2002 - 02:44 pm:

If you like Pierre Villette's music come and hear the WORLD PREMIERE of INVIOLATA, a motet in 24 parts to be performed by Commotio in St Mary the Virgin, University Church, Oxford on December 14. Please see concert diary for further details!

By Helen Price on Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 11:21 am:

Would you like to take part in a Victorian themed Christmas concert on 11th Dec, performing opera choruses, partsongs and carols?
The Grosvenor Light Opera Company is currently recruiting new members - rehearsals every monday evening in central London.

Please visit our website for more details

By Paul Jones on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 11:51 am:


Exmoor Singers, London (former Sainsbury's Mixed Voice Choir of the Year) is offering singers in all voice parts the opportunity to join for a term. Exmoor Singers requires extra voices for 2 performances of Bach's B Minor Mass in Leeds (Leeds Cathedral, 30 November 2002 - solos taken by members of the choir) and London (St John's, Smith Square, 14 December 2002). Exmoor Singers rehearses every Sunday evening from 6-9pm at Imperial College, South Kensington.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, or to discuss the rehearsal requirement, please contact Paul Jones (07968 260 332)

By S Morgan on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 03:05 pm:

Come and Sing Messiah at Oundle

Saturday 14 December: Come and Sing Messiah with world-famous choral director Sir David Willcocks at Oundle School Chapel, Oundle, Northamptonshire. Singers of all abilities welcomed. Four professional singers will be taking part: soprano Anne Dawson; counter-tenor Malcolm Smith; tenor Andrew Staples and bass David Mattinson, plus full orchestra.

There will be an afternoon rehearsal, followed by the performance at 7.30pm. A limited number of scores is available to borrow free of charge on the day. If you prefer to bring your own score, it should be the Prout edition (pub. Novello).

Singers tickets £10. Audience tickets £12 to include wine and mince pies. The concert is being promoted by Oundle International Festival as a fundraiser for Oundle International Summer Schools for Young Organists. The NSPCC will also benefit.

More information and tickets from 01832 272026. From 1 November you can book online via the Festival website:

By Tim Knight on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 02:29 pm:

Survival of your choir workshops, due to the unprecedented success of these workshops there is now a waiting list and a extra workshop has been arranged in Leeds for 10.30 Saturday 23rd November, there are a few places left, visit the site or email to reserve a place

By Catherine Langston on Sunday, October 13, 2002 - 09:12 pm:



Come and sing Carl Orff's masterpiece organised by Bristol University Music Society.

For more information visit our website or email

By Ben Ward on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 05:37 pm:

Advertisement: Sing2gether Choral Learning CDs. Major choral works with voice parts sung by professional singers. Call 020 82868277 or email for information. Website at

By Gary Holdcroft on Friday, October 04, 2002 - 08:09 am:

The Manchester Bach choir are looking for a small number of new members in all voices. We rehearse on Tuesdays and perform about 5 times a year.
If you're a good singer give me (Gary Holdcroft) a ring (most evenings - except Tuesdays, of course)on 0161-285-7249 and come and join one of the friendliest choirs you'll find.

By Neil Shepherd on Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 11:40 am:

Saturday 30th November 2002 at Keynsham Parish Church between Bristol and Bath – The British Church Music Foundation presents a Choral Workshop with Bob Chilcott from 11am to 5pm Cost £10.00 including loan of music. Music to be used includes Chilcott’s “Making of The Drum” and music by other composers. Tickets available on receipt of S.A.E from: The Administrator, British Church Music Foundation, 6 Priory Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2BX. Please make cheques payable to “BCMF”.

Saturday 15th March 2003 at The Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University College, Bath. The British Church Music Foundation presents a choral workshop with Sir David Willcocks CBE from 11am to 5pm. Tickets £15 available on receipt of SAE from The Administrator, British Church Music Foundation, 6 Priory Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2BX. Please make cheques payable to “BCMF”. Music to be used includes a selection of anthems and choral pieces from a variety of composers. The Michael Tippett Centre is a purpose built arts centre with superb acoustics set in beautiful grounds landscaped by “Capability” Brown.

Saturday 10th May 2003 at St Peter's Church, London Road, Brighton as part of the Brighton Festival. "Big Sing" with Sir David Willcocks. 11am to 5pm. Tickets £15.00 including loan of music. Music to be used includes Rutter's "Magnificat", anthems and other choral pieces. Organised by the British Church Music Foundation. Tickets available on receipt of SAE from The Administrator, 6 Priory Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2BX. Telephone 0117 908 2567

By Alastair Cameron on Saturday, September 28, 2002 - 10:29 pm:

I am a condocter/composer living in the London area looking for conducting jobs in both choirs and orchestra's in and around London, I have recently had my radio debut conducting one of my own compositions on a radio 4 programme Something Understood. for more information please send an e-mail and I will forward a copy of my CV

By Fiona Mills on Saturday, September 28, 2002 - 09:30 pm:

Calling tenors and basses in the Oxford area!

Jubilate! Chamber Choir is looking for new singers. We are a well-established choir of about 25 voices, and rehearse on Tuesday evenings in University College Chapel, Oxford. Our next concert is on Saturday 30 November, and we will be singing the Vivaldi Gloria, the Pergolesi Magnificat and a selection of Marian pieces by Britten, Villette, Taverner, Richard Rodney Bennett and others.

Please contact me if you would like to know more about Jubilate!, or if you are interested in auditioning.

Tel: 01865 792806

By Maureen Williams on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 02:25 pm:

The Wellingborough Orpheus Choir is organising a 'Come and Sing the Messiah' day on Saturday 16 November at Great Park Street Methodist Church, Wellingborough. With our dynamic new Musical Director, Jonathan Sheldon, we look forward to rehearsing choruses during the day from 10.00 am, and to a 'musical offering' (as opposed to a full performance!) at about 5.00 pm.

The cost of £12 per person includes refreshments and a buffet lunch. Concessions £9.

Numbers are limited to 125 voices so book soon! Call Barbara Lees on 01933 665191 or complete the booking form on our web site:

By Liz Pepperell on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 05:24 pm:

dear all,

If any choirs are interested in touring in africa and arabia, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am the managing director of a small, specialist tour operator and would like to help promote british choirs to the world!!!
see our website

many thanks

Liz Pepperell

By Emma Louise Jones on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 11:54 am:

I am looking to join a choir in the South Wales area (Newport, Penarth, Cardiff, the Valleys) or even Bristol.

I have lots of experience in choral singing and was formerly a member of the Mid Glam Youth Choir and the National Youth Choir of Wales as well as the University of the West of England Chamber Choir.

I also have experience in languages including Welsh, Italian, French and Latin.

I previously sang top sop but fear I may have slid to a mezzo due to lack of practice!

Please let me know if you are looking for new members, I have transport and don't mind a bit of travelling.

I can be contacted by e-mail
or by telephone
07789 402 601

By Margaret Simpson on Saturday, September 21, 2002 - 08:05 pm:

SINGERS REQUIRED - Alto and Top Soprano - for Diatonic Chamber Choir based in Warwick. Must have sight reading ability and choral singing experience. See our web site ( for information and contact details. Email

By Philip Norman on Saturday, September 21, 2002 - 12:31 pm:

Study and then sing at a concert in East London forgotten English masterpieces of the 19th Century with Chorale Cantando 8/9 Feb 2003. Including extracts from The Banner of St George (Elgar), Elegiac Ode (Stanford), Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (Coleridge-Taylor), The Ancient Mariner (Barnett) etc.

Details on or from Philip Norman (020) 8519 6491

By Philip Norman on Saturday, September 21, 2002 - 12:26 pm:

Sing in Prague with St. John's Festival Choir

SJFC, a project based choir rehearsing just by Leytonstone station on the Central Line, and with singers from many other choirs, will be singing in Prague and the Czech Republic 29 July - 8 August 2003. Full details are available on

or from Philip Norman (020) 8519 6491

By Tim Knight on Saturday, September 21, 2002 - 09:28 am:

Just a reminder, if your choir has problems with audiences,recruitment,funding, Publicity or repertoire choices,and if you are free next Saturday (28th september) then you should seriously consider being at the Survival of your choir workshop in Leeds, (10.30-16.30) there are still a few places available
contact Tim or ring 0788 7960813

By Rob Griffiths on Friday, September 20, 2002 - 09:48 am:

Oxford Welsh Male Voice will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2003. The choir will be holding many events which are listed in our concerts section, Members of the choir will also be walking back to Wales from Oxford, retracing the steps taken by our founders in 1928. Our route will be Oxford - Bampton - Cricklade - Tetbury - Thornbury - Caldicot - Cwmbran - Risca. We will finish the walk with a joint concert with Risca MVC prior to moving to Cardiff for the Festival of Male Voices. We hope to 'sing for our suppers' en route. The event will be for charity and is likely to attract both local TV and radio coverage. We are looking for choirs that would like to host or just welcome and wave as we pass through. We will sing at all the refreshment stops we get !. For more details please email Rob Griffiths on

By Christine Didelot on Thursday, September 19, 2002 - 08:07 pm:

QUESTORS CHOIR (London W3) is looking for a new Musical Director with experience in choral conducting.
A mixed choir of 40 voices, we perform 3 to 4 times a year. We are associated with the Questors Theatre, Ealing, where we perform Carol Concerts every year.
Full details on the Choir's rehearsal schedule and past performances can be found on our Website:
We require an enthusiastic Musical Director willing to establish a long-term partnership with the Choir.
Interested? Then please email or telephone 020 8426 5597.

By Janine Wilson on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 02:59 pm:

Bella Cora is a talented and dynamic upper voice ensemble, with a highly respected musical director. After reaching the limits of what we want to achieve as a women’s group, we have decided to expand our horizons, musically speaking, by recruiting men to form a new chamber choir.

To this end we are seeking male voices, both tenors and basses. The new choir would be based in North London (Winchmore Hill), and will rehearse on a Monday evening during term time.

We know that with the right men, this could be the best chamber choir in London. This is an opportunity for you to join an exciting new venture right at the start, and to be a major contributor to the new choir’s direction.

To find out more, visit, or ring Alan Hazeldine on 020 8341 0567.

By Ian Thomas on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 12:53 pm:

St. Alkmund's Parish Choir

Open Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday 25th September

As part of our choir recruitment campaign St. Alkmund’s Church is holding an Open Choir Rehearsal on Wednesday 25th September between 6-30pm and 7-30pm for anyone interested in music and or Singing. We are looking for children over the age on 7 and also adults to add to our friendly 30 strong choir, with no previous musical experience needed. We have a large repertoire, covering all styles.

The choir rehearses each Wednesday evening and sings twice on a Sunday. The choir also sings each year a service to commemorate the Battle of Shrewsbury, Civic Service, Carol Services, and this November singing evensong in Chester Cathedral. Added to this are a number of social events, such as the Junior Choir trip to Drayton Manor theme park.

St. Alkmund’s Church as a strong choral tradition with a high standard of singing and has been broadcasted by Radio Three and Radio Shropshire over the years.

For further details of the choir and this event please contact:

Mr. Ian Thomas
9, Highcliffe Ave.

By Judith Ellard on Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 09:25 am:

The City of Bristol Choir is recruiting for new members in all voice parts. This friendly choir sings a wide range of music, from intimate Renaissance polyphony and partsongs to large scale works with orchestra. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings in St Matthew’s Church, Cotham, Bristol, and the choir performs to enthusiastic audiences at about 5 concerts a year.

This year’s proposed programme includes:
‘Around the world in 80 minutes’, a whistlestop tour of music, food and poetry from all over the world
Raise the Roof: a ‘Come and sing’ event of spirituals, jazz and gospel music
A Christmas concert
An evening of French music including Durufle Requiem and Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Summer concert of Mozart Requiem and Vivaldi Beatus Vir

The choir is conducted and directed by David Ogden, a talented, experienced and inspiring musician who leads the choir with great skill, good humour and bags of enthusiasm.

An open rehearsal followed by auditions for new members will be held on Thursday 3 October. Please call Pam Peplar on 01275 848681 for more information and to register your interest.

By Robert Moffat on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 03:35 pm:

Does anyone have or know the location of copies of the following needed Sept 2002 for a Concert in mid Nov 2002.
BAX - This Worldes Joy
BRITTEN - Sacred and Profane
If so please either ring 020 8883 1724 or email

By Tony Frith on Friday, September 06, 2002 - 06:17 pm:

Peterborough Male Voice Choir

Summer Tour to Southern Bohemia 20-25July 2003.

P.M.V.C. has arranged a tour with three concerts and various excursions in the Czech Republic.

The approx cost is expected to be around £480.00 for dinner, bed and breakfast.

There have been one or two cancellations from our party and there are, therefore 6 vacancies e.g. 3 choristers and wives.

Departures from Peterborough and Corby to Stansted Airport.

Full details and Itinerary from Tony Frith on or 01572 823241

By Andrew Jones on Thursday, September 05, 2002 - 04:10 pm:

The Praetorius Choir is looking for more tenors! Please see for details

By Stephen Ostler on Wednesday, September 04, 2002 - 07:31 pm:

advert: Choral Rehearsal Tapes used around the for catalogue. For individual note-bashing between rehearsals.

By Librarian on Wednesday, September 04, 2002 - 04:08 pm:

Large Collection of Vocal Scores and also some sets to clear from disbanded choir, email for a list

By Pat Sowa on Wednesday, September 04, 2002 - 09:32 am:

Harrogate Chamber Singers Open Rehearsal
The HCS is holding an open rehearsal on Monday 23rd Sept from 7.30pm - 9.30pm (our usual rehearsal time). this is a great opportunity to come along and get a feel for what the choir is like, how we rehearse and a taste of the repertoire with no obligation to join.
The rehearsal will be held at St Wilfrid's Church Hall, Duchy Road, Harrogate. SATB Singers will all be made very welcome. The choir performs to a high amateur standard and is directed by Mr Tim Knight.
Please call Jenny MacDonald-Smith on 01423 734871 for more info or just turn up on the night

By Christine Levey on Monday, September 02, 2002 - 03:47 pm:

Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers host a Choral Workshop on Saturday, 5th October 2002 when Nigel Perrin will lead singers through Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius", a specially adapted version with narrators taking the place of soloists. The workshop will take place at Leighton Buzzard Theatre and the cost will be £10.00. For full details of the day please contact Christine Levey on 01525 634836 or contact by email We look forward to meeting you.

By Tim Knight on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 - 07:19 pm:

Survival of your Choir workshops in Kent and Yorkshire.
Due to the overwhelming demand a Survival of your choir workshop will take place at St Andrews Church Hall Paddock Wood Kent on October 12th, and a repeat one for Northern Choirs in Leeds September 28th.
Where will your choir be in 10 years,These workshops cover Recruiting and retaining singers,Repertoire and Concert Planing, Publicity and Audience building,Funding and Sponsorship and are filled with new and workable ideas,Printed materials supplied. email to register your interest

By Mark Lawrence on Monday, August 19, 2002 - 11:31 pm:

City of Birmingham Choir

The City Choir starts rehearsals again on 3rd September, under the baton of our new Conductor, Adrian Lucas. Adrian is Master of the Choristers at Worcester Cathedral, and is Artistic Director of the 2002 Worcester Three Choirs Festival.

Concerts with CBSO in Symphony Hall:
The season starts with Mendelssohn's Elijah (2nd November 2002).
Handel - Messiah (6 & 10 December 2002)
Handel - Dixit Dominus, Mozart - Mass in C Minor (12th April 2003)

Carols for All (Symphony Hall, Sunday 15th December 2002)

Concert in Worcester Cathedral (21st June 2003)

The City of Birmingham Choir, founded in 1921, has an enviable reputation for high standards, drawing rich praise from the critics. Singers are welcome to join (by audition), and membership is free for students. Contact Sue Ward for details (01922 634278 or

Congratulations to our former conductor, Christopher Robinson CVO, who has recently received the Lambeth DMus degree from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Please contact me if you would like any further information.

Mark Lawrence

By Y.S.L on Friday, August 16, 2002 - 01:21 pm:

Showchoir Holds Auditions to Find Young Talent.

The Youth Showchoir of London (Y.S.L.) is holding auditions on Saturday,
7 September from 10.00am – 4.00pm at Pineapple Studios in Covent Garden, London. This is an opportunity for talented youngsters between the ages of 7-18 to become members of the cast. Auditions are carried out every six months and include current cast members to maintain high standards and levels of commitment.

All who audition will be required to perform a song, a basic dance routine and an acting piece, reflecting the repertoire of the showchoir. Anyone hoping to audition should call the Y.S.L. offices on telephone 020 8300 5010.

Those who are successful in the auditions will perform with the showchoir in a varied programme of public appearances. These include the Trafalgar Square Festival in September, the Childline Annual Dinner at The Savoy in December and a vigorous programme of fundraising events to take the showchoir to the USA in Spring 2003 to participate in the "Best Showchoir in the World" competition. In July, the showchoir’s performance at The Old Vic in London was designated ‘Critic’s Choice’ in The Times.

By Julia Tash on Thursday, August 15, 2002 - 12:07 pm:

NORTH LONDON CHORUS is looking for a new conductor. We are a friendly mixed choir of 65 voices, established 1977. We rehearse on Thursday evenings in East Finchley and perform at least three times a year in North London, take part in festivals outside London, organise regular weekend and residential workshops and run theory classes for members. We plan to introduce an Artists in Residence Scheme and to commission a new work. Our concert repertoire is wide, ranging from Bach to Burgon.
We require an enthusiastic Musical Director with experience of choral conducting, to lead the Chorus into the next, exciting stage of its development.

Please write with a c.v. to:Jeremy Pratt(Chairman)31 Summerlee Gardens London N2 9QN

By Esther Jackson on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 04:51 pm:

OSJ's annual Come & Sing event will be taking place in Dorchester Abbey on Saturday 14 September.
For the chance to sing Seiber's fabulous Hungarian Folksongs, Walton's Jubilate Deo, and other favourites - under the baton of International conductor, John Lubbock - please contact Esther on:
T: 020 8857 8579. E:

By ciara ann evans on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 03:18 pm:

Ciara Ann Evans

Spectrum choir in Epsom are currently looking for new members, so if you are interested, please
call ciara on ( 07939 372261 ) or please email
Ciara: or see our

By David Clover on Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 10:30 pm:

The Cathedral Chamber Choir sings the services at Salisbury Cathedral this year (2002) 26 August - 1 September. If you are a good sight singer with a good voice, and would like to get in touch to help, please do! We are at

By Philip Norman on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 04:15 pm:

St. John's Festival Choir is travelling to the Czech Republic on concert tour 29 July - 8 August 2003. If you would like to sing on this tour please visit or ring Philip Norman (020) 8519 6491

By Adrian Connell on Wednesday, August 07, 2002 - 12:55 pm:


In September this year the music department at John Ruskin College in Croydon ceased to exist. However the college choir is still going strong. Vocal scores, instrumental tutors, reference books, miniature scores and carol books were all donated to the choir. There are still over 750 items needing a home. Over 500 scores and items have found homes and have helped raise much needed money for the choir. If anyone would like to view a list of this music, please let me know and I can e-mail a complete list of the surviving material. While not looking for a vast sum of money any small donation for all of this music or any part of would be appreciated.

By Jane Welsh on Tuesday, August 06, 2002 - 12:03 am:

Meridian Singers, an East Midlands small a capella (mainly!) choir, rehearses in Loughborough has a vacancy for a tenor and a bass. We are a high quality group of about 16, so an excellent standard of musicianship is required to aid performance of a wide repertoire. For further details contact Jane Welsh 0116 240 4590 or see

By David Barton on Saturday, August 03, 2002 - 03:30 pm:

At our church, I have recently set up a lending library for the Junior Church / Youth Club. As well as religious books, the library also includes music. We all know how expensive music is these days, and so stocking the library with some modern choral music by such composers as John Rutter, Malcolm Archer etc. has been difficult. I would be very greatful if you could contact me if any of you have any choral / church music which is surpless to your requirements (i.e. duplicate copies). I'm not really looking for sets, but mainly single sheets, - anthems, carols, hymn books etc. We do not have church choir, but I have encouraged the children to try out some more classical things in addition to the modern worship songs. Please e-mail me if you can help, or you have any suggestions. Unfortunately, I would not be able to pay for anything you donate, but I am sure you are aware of the importance of encouraging the younger generations in this particular field of music.
Many Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you.