Alresford Community Choir
Alresford Community Choir

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Monday September 10th at 7.30pm is the start of our 7th Year...


We are now starting our new season so, if you are interested in joining our wonderful choir, do come along and introduce yourself to one of the choir members who will be welcoming new members between 7 and 7.30pm. It's a great time to join!

 

For those are already members of the choir please bring with you the following:

 

Rutter's Sprig of Thyme and Feel The Spirit

Kate's arrangements of Sound of Silence and Scarborough Fair

Guy Turner's The Song Goes On

Fauré's Cantique de Jean Raçine

Rachmaninov Bogoroditsye Dyevo

 

You will also need your own copy of OUP 100 Carols for Choirs. If you don't have one,  you can buy your own copy from one of our librarians before 7.30pm at just £10. That's only 10p per carol... They normally retail at over £15 and, at £10, are excellent value.  We will be using them often in the years ahead!

 

Please check our Members' Information pages for music that you can download - if you need any copies or have the odd page missing.

 

Who are we?

With over 140 members, the Alresford Community Choir is one of the largest community choirs in England.


Alresford is a small market town, so what is the choir doing that makes it appealing to so many local people?

It seems to boil down to the community ethos and spirit of those who sing in it. According to its own members – it’s hugely welcoming, open-minded and social, and everyone has an awful lot of fun while singing wonderful music.

 

Founded by Musical Director Keith Clark in 2012, the inclusive, community nature of this secular choir was always an important part of his longer-term vision.

 

The choir is very inclusive.  It doesn’t do auditions. It doesn’t need people to be able to read music, although it does run workshops for those who are keen to learn. You don’t have to have sung in a choir before, but if you’re in the mood for a spot of personal improvement, you can take part in vocal coaching sessions.

 

However, don’t be fooled. Standards are high, and getting better every year as the choir grows in numbers, energy and passion, rising to the various challenges set by its Musical Director.

 

A great deal of pleasure, for both choir members and our audience, comes from its joyful breadth of repertoire. From secular to sacred and all the way back again, you never quite know what to expect next.  From old American spirituals, past familiar West End show tunes, via ancient Russian hymns and fast-paced modern cantatas written just for community choirs, right the way to its stunning performance of Handel's Messiah in 2017.

 

Keeping its audience thoroughly entertained, it hosts regular sell-out performances at Alresford’s St John’s Church as well as venues such as Winchester Cathedral, the Watercress Festival, Arundel Cathedral, St. Swithun’s School and the Alresford Music Festival.

 

New members are always very welcome. If you would like to come and have go, let us know when to expect you. 

How do we sound?

There are no auditions to join Alresford Community Choir and our membership spans a huge range of musical experience and interests. However, don't be fooled, standards are high!  Listen to us during our spectacular Messiah performance.

Rehearsals

Our next rehearsals
(subject to adjustment):

 

Autumn Term

2018

 

 

Monday 10th September

7.30pm

 

Monday 17th September 

7.30pm

 

Monday 24th September

7.30pm

 

Saturday 29th September

10am - 4pm

All Choir Members

 

Monday 1st October

7.30pm

 

Monday 8th October

7.30pm

 

Monday 15th October

7.30pm

 

Monday 22nd October

7.30pm

 

Monday 29th October

7.30pm

 

Monday 5th November

7.30pm

 

Monday 12th November

7.30pm

 

Monday 19th November

7.30pm

 

Saturday 24th November

10am - 4pm

All Choir Members

 

Monday 26th November

7.30pm

 

Monday 3rd December

7.30pm

 

Thursday 6th December

7.30pm

 

Friday 7th December

7pm

 

Saturday 8th December

2 - 4pm (Staging)

 

Concert:

A Carol For Everyone

Saturday 8th December

7.30 - 9.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

All rehearsals and workshops are held in 

St John's Church 

New Alresford

Join Us!

The beginning of this Autumn Term - the start of our 7th season - is the best time to join the choir but do not hesitate to come along to St John's at any time.  You can also contact us via this link below:

 

join@alresfordchoir.com

 

We will be delighted to meet you and will give you a very warm welcome!

 

 

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