Alresford Community Choir
Alresford Community Choir

A Carol For Everyone Tickets on Sale NOW

This year's “A Carol For Everyone” offers our usual mix of items new, fairly familiar, as well as firm favourites.  This year, we are delighted to include some ‘solos from within’, with a seasonal flugelhorn solo played by Ted Winfield, one of our tenors, and a contribution from Kate Jones, our wonderful accompanist!  The inclusion of five movements from Rutter’s Magnificat is another gentle departure from our usual programming but, as always, the main elements are the items that we all sing together.

 

Tickets are selling fast for our annual Christmas concert, so please don't delay and buy your tickets now to avoid dissapointment.

Please go to our Tickets page to buy on-line

Alresford Community Choir Excels 

and raise over £3,000 for the Murray Parish Trust  #2MillionSteps appeal

On Sunday April 2nd 2017, Alresford Community Choir performed George Frideric Handel’s Messiah to a sell out audience.  Their performance matched that of the professional soloists and orchestra in all respects. This was a fresh and vital performance of which every member of the choir, and its director, should all be proud. The audience of 400 showed its appreciation with a well-deserved five-minute standing ovation.

 

The great success of this concert raised over £3,000, which with matched funding became nearly £12,000, for the Murray Parish Trust #2MillionSteps Appeal.

 

For a full concert review please go to our concert review page.

 

Alresford Community Choir Celebrating our 5th Birthday this year

 

 

With over 140 members signed up, the Alresford Community Choir is one of the largest community choirs in England. Bit of a shock really, given the size of Alresford.

 

So what on earth is the choir doing that makes it so 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.

And it really is inclusive – but with its sights set high from a musical perspective.

 

The choir doesn’t do auditions. It doesn’t need people to be able to read music – though 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.

 

So 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 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.

 

Through 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 round to (planned for 2017) Handel’s Messiah.

 

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, very welcome. Just browse this website to find out more, and to let us know to expect you at one of our Monday evening rehearsals at 7.30pm. They’re held at St John’s church in Alresford, but like we said, we’re secular.

An Award Winning Choir:

For our three successful years from inception

...and for 2014-2015

THE ALRESFORD SOCIETY MILLENNIUM SALVER AWARD

 

Awarded in October 2014 to the Alresford Community Choir

The citation from the Alresford Society reads:

 

To Mr Keith Clark, Founder & Director, All Helpers & Choristers,

This award celebrates the size of the choir, and that it has captured huge interest from both singers and audiences in such a short period of time, helping to make the Alresford area such a special place to live.

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STOP PRESS!

Our next rehearsals will be held on:

 

 

Friday

8th December 2017

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Full Choir

 

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Saturday

9th December 2017

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Mandatory

Full Choir

Arrive 7:10 pm JP Hall

 

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Monday

11th December 2017

7:30 - 9:30 pm

End of Term Social

 

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TBC

Monday

18th December 2017

Carol Singing in Alresford

8:00 - 9:30pm

 

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Spring Term

Monday 

8th January 2018

7:30 - 9:30pm

Full Choir

 

 

 

 

Future Concert Dates

 

A Carol for Everyone

Saturday 9th December 2017

St John's Church

7.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

All Monday evening rehearsals are held in 

St John's Church 

New Alresford

Our Address:

Alresford Community Choir

7 Spring Way

Alresford

Hampshire

SO24 9LN

Tel: 01962 734858

Join Us!

We have now enjoyed many concerts, since our first practice session in January 2012. We have been incredibly busy and have maintained a very healthy membership of more than 120 singers.

At the beginning of each term is the best time to join the choir...but do not hesitate to come along at any time and let us know that you are interested. Or you can contact us via this link below:

 

join@alresfordchoir.com

 

and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

However, it is never too late to join and just let us know if you would like to come along.

Email us at:

join@alresfordchoir.com

and we will give you more details. We will be delighted to meet you and will give you a very warm welcome!

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