Want to Sing?
Then why not join our Chorus? We would love you to come along to one of our rehearsals and meet us. Whether you have sung recently in a choir, last performed at school or simply enjoy singing in the bath we can help you find your voice. Under the watchful eye (and ear) of our Chorus Master Crispin Lewis, himself an accomplished performer, we are able to improve our singing and build our confidence.
We give three to four concerts a year to a high standard, with the encouragement of professional singers supporting chorus in rehearsal and at concerts.
Many of our members (but not all!) are experienced and can help newcomers to settle in. Unlike some choirs there is no need for an audition. We welcome all ages and aim to be accessible to all.
We meet at Templewood School, Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City (AL8 7SD) at 7:45pm, every Monday evening during term-time.
New season starts 11th September 2017.
If you would like to join the Chorus please contact the Choir Secretary or phone 01438 718702 so that we can make sure someone is ready to welcome you.
Here’s what our members said, when asked what they like about the chorus:
Did you know?
- ‘Singing! I really enjoy the feeling of singing – particularly as part of a choir’
- ‘Singing great music – the sense of achievement‘
- ‘I like the friendliness’
- ‘The quality of the singing led by Crispin’
Singing in a choir is good for you! It can reduce stress, lead to better overall health and even help people to recover from heart attacks and strokes. It is a sociable activity that can help to keep the brain active, whilst bringing together people of all ages.
Do you play an instrument?
The Welwyn Garden City Orchestra gives at least four public concerts a year, with our professional conductor James Ross and leader Christos Kokkinos. We play both orchestral repertoire and accompany the chorus, and we would be delighted to welcome new players. Sometimes we are lucky enough to perform with well known professional soloists.
We give around four concerts a year to a high standard, with the encouragement of professional musicians supporting the orchestra in rehearsal and at concerts.
Rehearsals are normally held at Templewood School, Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7SD on Tuesday evenings at 7:45pm, in term-time.
New season starts 5th September 2017.
We hold open rehearsals, which are free for musicians as well as anyone who wants just to come along and listen.
Our next open rehearsal is on Tuesday 16 January 2018, 7.45 to 10 pm, at Templewood School, Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7SD.
We will be rehearsing:- Verdi: Sicilian Vespers Overture,
Wagner: Prelude to Act 1, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture
If you are interested in joining our orchestra then please contact the Orchestra Secretary or phone 01992 551943.
Here’s what our orchestra members say they like:
- ‘People have been very welcoming and friendly’
- ‘The friendly atmosphere in the orchestra and the challenging varied repertoire’
- ‘We don’t simply play things through, we learn to play things better’
- ‘An excellent conductor who nurtures us’