An article and photograph of the choir in rehearsal appeared in the Whitchurch Herald on 3rd December and can be seen online by clicking here and the transcript is copied below. Following publication we had nearly 100 new hits on our website bringing the total since it went live to 922!
Town’s choir looking to spread seasonal cheer
It starts this Saturday at a local village’s Christmas Party and ends on December 22 with concerts at Greenfields Nursing Home and Fairfields Court.
The choir will be raising money for charity and spreading traditional seasonal cheer in and around Whitchurch with their programme of traditional, modern and popular carols and festive songs.
Usually accompanied on the keyboard, this year for the first time the choir will introduce some acapella versions; also their musical director, Donna Teague, will be playing the flute for some numbers.
Earlier in November the choir performed at The Friends of St Alkmund’s Whitchurch Entertains concert with a medley of Rogers and Hammerstein songs accompanied by pianist Pam Pickford and directed by Donna Teague.
The performance was deemed a great success and showed how much the choir has developed.
Some members joined with singers from other local choirs to lead the singing at the “Animals in War Remembrance Service” at Dearnford Lake. The choir has grown considerably in numbers and repertoire since its inception in 2010 and now has its own website, whitchurchcommunity choir.org.
New members are always welcome, auditions are not held and some tenors, baritones and one or two basses would be particularly useful.
If you are interested in joining the choir or learning more about it, contact choir secretary Margaret Hatton on 01948 662594. Alternatively you can email whitchurchcommunitychoir@ outlook.com or use the contact form on the website.