Keeping you updated with the latest news


13 June 2024
2023/24 season finishes at Christ Church


28 June 2023
A Rousing end to the 2022/23 Season with Viva Italia!
9 June 2023
Cathedral Visits - Summer 2023
12 May 2023
Simon Toyne appointed as our new Musical Director
20 March 2023
Dame Ethel Smyth Mass in D - A resounding success!
13 February 2023
The Ethel Smyth full score has arrived











#22for22 is launched

16 December 2021

Covid has hit all music-making groups hard. We have been so fortunate to have an MD who has kept us going through the worst and best of times, and who drove us straight into a recruiting drive the moment we were back singing in person. Since we returned in September 2021 we have gained a staggering 32 new members, giving us around 45 sopranos, 40 altos, 20 tenors, and 20 basses - a total membership approaching our 130 person minimum target.

Some of our 23 new members

The photo above shows some members who were recruited during our first drive, and as you can see the vast majority were sopranos and altos. In December 2021 we launched #22for22, our second drive. This is targeted at recruiting 22 new tenors and basses for 22. From our first round of auditions in #22for22 we recruited a further nine tenors and basses, which brings us to the numbers listed above. It has been a great delight to welcome so many new members … and indeed a number of singers rejoining us after a number of years away from the choir.

Tenors and Basses - we want you

Our third round is now very much targeted at basses … we’re after no fewer than ten more basses to join us. Our next “open” rehearsal is on Monday 7 February 2022, with auditions (they are very gentle and as painless as possible) following shortly thereafter. This will be our first rehearsal for our April 2022 concert performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, which is a perfect piece for basses - wonderful lines - with every possible emotion encompassed, and some of the best bass writing in all of choral music. Why not contact Crawford (see our Contact Us page) and see if you might be able to lend your voice to our merry band! And for those sopranos, altos, and tenors out there, please don’t hesitate to get in touch too. At the moment we are operating a waiting list for these three voice parts, but the sooner you are on the list, the sooner you get to the top when vacancies arise!