The Village Singers have been invited by Sir Karl Jenkins to represent the UK as part of a 250-strong international choir performing the US premier of his Symphonic Adiemus in January 2019 at the Carnegie Hall in New York. We are thrilled at the prospect and incredibly proud and honoured that Sir Karl Jenkins feels that we have the ability to rise to the challenge. We will provide more details of this incredible adventure as soon as we are able to. Watch this space!
Please see the press release for further details.
The Village Singers are a very friendly, informal choir based in Sutton Benger, with members coming from the many villages and towns in and around Chippenham, Wiltshire. We began as a small group in 2011 but now have over 70 members whose ages range from 10 to 80+ led by our dynamic Musical Director, Rachel McCorry. We have also performed at home and abroad under the name Viva Voices, but at heart we remain The Village Singers!
We usually work towards two principal concert seasons each year in Summer and Winter/Christmas. Following a very successful trip in 2014 to Bruges, where we sang in Ypres Cathedral and at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, we have started a tradition of touring abroad every three years. Our second tour was to Paris in April 2017, where we performed in three stunning venues – Eglise de la Madeleine, Eglise St Louis en l’Ile and Eglise St Germain l’Auxerrois. Who knows where 2020 will take us?
We have a very wide repertoire, covering music to suit all tastes and we actively include all abilities. Our programmes range from sacred and choral pieces, classical and opera to spirituals, folk, pop and show tunes. Those with established music-reading skills can perform in smaller groups so that there is always something for everybody to enjoy singing and listening to. Our ethos is to have fun!
To see details of our forthcoming concerts and to book tickets, please visit our Events Page.
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