WELCOME TO THE ST JOHN SINGERS, SALISBURY
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 Steve Abbott and our accompanist is David Coram.
We have had an interesting and varied 2018. Before Easter we sang in our annual Stainer's Crucifixion, this year in the Cathedral with the Cathedral Choir and Youth Choir. We had a lovely village concert on 19th May, raising over £800 for the Downton Organ Fund, and on June 2nd a Festival Concert at St Thomas's Church. The 17/18 season ended 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.
We are proud to announce that the concert made £3,600 for the JMOC.
Over the weekend of 5th and 6th January, St John Singers sang the Cathedral Services, including a Schubert Mass and some Stanford settings. It was probably the last time that the famous Willis organ will be heard until after its forthcoming major refurbishment and it was fantastic to hear our amazing organist, David Coram, putting it through its paces. We start again after our Christmas Party, and look forward to working on the Folk Songs and Anthems that Steve has chosen for our March Concert.
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
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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.