At a rehearsal in Feb 2009, a presentation to Farleigh
Hospice of a cheque for £2516 raised from our concerts
A rapt audience at a choir performance given to a visiting
party at the Mount Juliet Golf Club, County Kilkenny, Ireland
At South Woodham Ferrers in Aug 2010 with musical director John Trent Wallace (centre front) and accompanist
Clare Penfold (left front), and flautist Karen Wallace (right front)
The choir has made several recordings, the latest of which is entitled ‘Could It Be Magic’ and was recorded at the Parish Church in the picturesque village of Purleigh in Essex in 2009.
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Concerts have included visits to France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and Wales. A number of these have been joint concerts with local choirs, and the most recent of these, in 2007, was a return joint concert with the Chœur Claye Vocale from Claye-Souilly in France, held at Christchurch in Chelmsford.
The choir has also participated in a number of massed male voice choir concerts including the Festival of Massed Male Voice Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Since its formation in 1979 the choir has grown steadily in numbers and currently there are over 60 choristers, drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations. Before joining, many of our members had had no previous musical or choral experience.
Since its inception the choir has performed in hundreds of concerts, raising many thousands of pounds for various charities in the process.
The choir's wide ranging repertoire and entertaining programmes have ensured that the choir receives numerous concert requests each year.
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Founded in 1979, in the attractive riverside town of South Woodham Ferrers, the choir quickly established a reputation for musical excellence.
As well as winning numerous choral competitions over the years (including winning at the Miner's Eisteddfod at Porthcawl in Wales), and being honoured with a Civic Award for our contribution to the arts, the choir has also passed the advanced choral singing examination of The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music.
John Trent Wallace was appointed as the choir's MD in 2003. His skills in composing and arranging music have enabled the choir to challenge the long accepted norms of male choral singing