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TEA IN CHICHESTER DEANERY GARDEN BEFORE EVENSONG

 

We have had an interesting and varied 2018 Season ending with the choir participating in a major British Legion Charity Concert, "The Angel and the Fallen", with her Majesty's Band of the Scots Guards and compered by Alastair Stewart, in the Cathedral.

  • Our  November Remembrance Concert at the Museum of Army Flying was both moving and enjoyable, a lovely mix of emotive choral music and readings, with the audience joining in the singing of hymns and 1WW songs. 
  • The Magic of Christmas, our major annual concert, was in support of the John McNeill Opportunity Centre. With their help, and the generosity of a 300 strong audience, we had a wonderful evening of music, wine and mince pies. The concert made £3,600 for the JMOC.
  • Our recent Folk Song and Choral Classics evening was very much enjoyed by the audience, not least because of the abundant home made cakes. Almost £895 was raised for the Salvation Army and the wonderful work that they do.
  • Stainer's Crucifixion on Good Friday at Whiteparish was a very moving service with superb singing from our own Rob Blakey and Morley Beswick, sensitively accompanied by Chris Fay on the organ. £650 was collected for the Church after the service.
  • On Saturday June 1st we sang Evensong at Chichester Cathedral and had a fantastic welcome from our old friends, Dean Stephen and Lizzie Waine. The weather was glorious in the beautiful deanery garden and we sang in a wonderful acoustic. It was lovely to see our President, Dr Richard Seal, there to support us.
  • On July 6th 2019 our Summer Concert in memory of David Coram attracted a huge audience and raised almost £1500 for Encircles, a charity for the homeless. Hugh Hetherington delivered the Vaughan Williams Mystic Songs with great feeling, and the Mozart Requiem for David was spell-binding, both choir and soloists giving their all, and an amazing organ accompaniment from Sam Hanson.

 

 

 
 
St John Singers was founded 45 years ago by John Powell MBE our Emeritus Director of Music. We are a mixed choir of some fifty voices with members coming from Salisbury and the surrounding area. The choir enjoys a varied repertoire covering sacred and secular music from the Tudor period to the present day. We rehearse weekly on Mondays during 'term time' and perform concerts and other events some four or five times a year in Salisbury and further afield, including visits aboard.  Our concerts have supported nearly two hundred different charities over the years, raising significant funds for them. Our Musical Director is Stephen Abbott. 
 
If you like good singing in a sociable environment and are interested in joining the choir,  please email the choir Chair, Simon Cox via the Contact Page 
The choir has no vacancies at present but we do keep a list of potential members for the future.
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St John Singers is a member of MUSIC IN SALISBURY
St John Singers - a leading choir in Salisbury
Registered Charity Number 1169985.