The Choral group was formed in January 2001 and attracted seven initial members, several of whom still sing with the choir today. Over the years the group has grown slowly to its current membership of over twenty, usually singing in three or four part harmony.
Since 2001 the choir has sung over 60 pieces by a wide range of composers from Bacharach to Lloyd Webber via Elgar, Gershwin, Faure, Kern and many others, as well as spirituals, folk songs, sea shanties and a selection of unusual Christmas carols. By introducing at least two new pieces each year to sing at the U3A’s A.G.M. the size of the repertoire has mounted up over the years.
At Christmas time we visit local care homes to give a short carol concert, and we try to conclude our year of singing with a concert, often at a nearby retirement home.
We always welcome new members – you don’t need to even read music – so either contact any of the choir members or come along to one of our rehearsals to see if you like what we do. The meetings are held on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month in the upstairs hall at Ponteland Methodist Church, starting at 2.00 p.m. for an hour and a half, or so, followed by a drink of tea or coffee and a chat.
We would be pleased to see you.
Covid-19 situation as at October 2020: Our amateur choral activities are sadly not permitted by current regulations.
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