Valentine Singers has gained a reputation, both locally and further afield, for high quality performances with a friendly atmosphere and has been supported by Redbridge Vision and the Arts Council. See our latest reviews
We give at least four main concerts a year as well as singing at various events, often by invitation, mainly in the local community. We have also toured in England and abroad, most recently to Ghent (2012), Oxford and Dorchester (2013), Honfleur (2014), Norfolk (2015), Edinburgh where we gave three concerts in the Festival Fringe (2016) and Madrid and Avila in 2018.
Our repertoire embraces traditional choral works, operatic and lighter stage music. Recent concerts have included: J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury, Handel Belshazzar, Kern Showboat medley, Kodaly Missa Brevis, Cecilia McDowall Christus Natus Est, Tarik O’Regan Dorchester Canticles, Parry The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Purcell Sing unto the Lord, Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, Vivaldi Gloria and a cappella music from around the world. Concerts may feature one major work or a collection of shorter pieces around a common theme.
Valentine Singers supports members to develop musical and performance skills. Our musical director starts each rehearsal with vocal warm-up and training.
Once a year members are able to take part in a day workshop to develop their knowledge of a significant choral work.
From time to time the choir also has the opportunity to work with a guest vocal coach; recent seasons have seen us work with 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.
We are always pleased to welcome new members
Do get in touch and join us for one of our Friday night rehearsals or our next open rehearsal