Who are we?
We are an enthusiastic amateur auditioned mixed choir, who strive for high musical standards, under the direction of our Director of Music. As we meet and sing on the same day, rehearsal time can sometimes be limited, so it is important that members are reasonable sight-readers, so that we can spend time on dynamics, shaping and phrasing. All music can be provided prior to the day if required, to help members become familiar with pieces ahead of the rehearsals.
When do we sing?
Typically, these are Saturday or Bank Holiday Monday dates, with us meeting mid-morning for our first rehearsal, to allow for travelling time. Evensong would generally be around 5.30 p.m., although this may vary depending on the specific Cathedral or Abbey.
Neil A Page - Director of Music
Neil A. Page began his career as a Church Musician at the age of 13, when he was appointed to Christ Church, Woking. He studied with Harry Gabb (St Paul’s Cathedral, London) and at the Royal College of Music. His career includes eight years as Director of Music at St Andrew’s Collegiate Church, Steyning, West Sussex; 18 years at The Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and the Mother of Him Who Hung Thereon, Crediton, Devon and eight years at St Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, Florida, USA. He has toured extensively with his choirs and has given organ recitals across Europe and the USA.
If you are interested in the English Cathedral choral tradition and would like to experience Choral Evensong for yourself, please feel free to come along and introduce yourself - you will be most welcome.
Details of our current bookings can be found in our 'Dates & Venues' section
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