St John Singers have been devastated to learn of the unexpected, untimely death of our truly brilliant accompanist and organist. His playing at our concerts and services touched and inspired us all.
Beyond his musicianship that few could match, we remember his witty flourishes at the keyboard, his amazing ear that could pick out the lightest of false notes, and his ironic banter which enlivened every rehearsal.
He was a constant supporter of the choir's pub and social life, a fount of knowledge and anecdotes, and a superb mimic.
His practicality knew no bounds, he designed furniture, changed car engines, restored houses and, of course, ran his organ builders business.
He used his talents for others, promoting music and energetically championing the underdog, both politically and in his everyday life.
Our hearts go out to all who loved him.
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.
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.