Valentine Singers has gained a reputation for high quality performances with a friendly atmosphere.
The Choir gives at four main concerts a year. It performs with professional soloists and instrumentalists, including a full orchestra at least once a season. In addition to regular concerts, the choir takes part in events in the local community including at Valentines Mansion and Park and the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon.
Valentine Singers has toured in England and abroad, most recently in Madrid and Avila in 2018 and Suffolk in 2019. Members look forward to being able to set off on another tour soon!
The choir is led by its musical director, Christine Gwynn and ably supported by its accompanist Tim Smith.
The choir’s repertoire embraces traditional choral works, operatic and lighter music. Recent concerts have included the wonderfully colourful Misatango, the UK premiere of Zelenka’s 1729 Missi Divi Xaverii, Mr Fezziwig’s Christmas Party, and many short pieces from around the world.
Through weekly rehearsals Christine helps members to develop as singers. Each rehearsal starts with vocal warm-up and training and emphasises vocal skills throughout the evening.
Once a year members and guests are able to take part in a day workshop to develop their knowledge of a significant choral work.
From time to time the choir enjoys the opportunity to work with a guest vocal coach; in recent seasons singers have learnt from acclaimed vocal specialists Ghislaine Morgan and Ron Morris.
The choir performs with professional soloists and instrumentalists, including a full orchestra at least once a season. Suitably experienced choir members may also be offered solo opportunities.
Valentine Singers welcomes new members