We are a community choir based in All Saints Church, Putney Common, and have been singing since 1997 under the inspired direction of Alison Hunka. The choir always welcomes new faces. There are no auditions ; all that is required is a love of singing and a sense of commitment. If you are worried about not having much musical experience please don’t be – there are plenty of strong singers sprinkled amongst the choir to carry you through, and we always achieve a high standard.
We shall be starting rehearsals on the 18th January, continuing on Mondays until the 22nd March, ( with the exception of 15th February)
There is no performance planned but it will be good to keep our voices in training.
I am expecting the repertoire to include some Handel and Rutter.
I hope we can give a performance of the Mozart Mass in C minor in late June, with rehearsals starting after Easter.
In normal times we put on four concerts a year, usually at All Saints Church though we also sing at St. Mary’s Church, Putney at Southwark Cathedral and at St John’s Smith Square . For the October and March concerts we usually rehearse for 6 weeks. For the December and June concerts we usually rehearse for 4 weeks before the concert.
What will you get from the choir?
Rehearsals with uplifting singing, learning glorious repertoire and the thrill of a performance
The privilege of singing with professional soloists and a talented orchestra
A friendly social gathering
The opportunity to sing in a beautiful Grade II listed church, which was designed by George Street and has Burne-Jones/ William Morris windows
What will you be committing yourself to?
Normally there is a subscription of £70 for the Spring and Autumn concerts and £40 for the Summer and Christmas concerts. This covers supplying your music, the rehearsal accompanist, the soloists and orchestra at the performance.
For the time being, the subscription will be reduced.
When concerts are planned: Attendance: You must attend as many rehearsals as possible; it is expected that you will be at one more than half of them. The rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert day is essential.
Arrival time: The rehearsals start promptly at 7.45 and finish at 9.45 on Mondays in All Saints Church, Putney Common.