The Promenade Choirs were founded in Hersham over ten years ago and have been providing a superb choral training for young singers from Hersham and the wider community.
The atmosphere in these non-auditioned choirs is welcoming and fun.
Though members are challenged to stretch themselves this is done in a very supportive way, and help is always available.
Many former members have gone on to study music and are working as professional singers.
Financial support is available, so membership is genuinely open to all ambitious young singers.
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho arranged John Rutter
The choirs rehearse at Bell Farm School and are recognised as one of the top choral ensembles for young singers living in Elmbridge and beyond. They put on a concert every term and take part in several local festivals each year.
They cater for singers aged from 7 to 21 years, and offer members top quality musical and technical guidance directed by Christopher Goldsack.
Christopher has been an international singer of distinction but chose to further his career in education. He founded the Promenade Choirs in 2008, and has since consolidated its reputation for excellence.
The repertoire for the choirs is extraordinarily varied and ranges from major Classical works , such as Handel’s Messiah and Rutter’s Feel the Spirit, to contemporary Popular and Music Theatre songs.
The Junior Choir caters for boys and girls from 7 or 8 years old and rehearses from 6.30 to 7.45pm on Monday evenings.
Experienced members of the Youth Choir will mentor and support new members to ensure they feel welcome.
The Youth Choir caters for young singers from 11 or 12 years old and above and rehearses from 7.45 to 9pm on Monday evenings.
Junior and Youth Choir together
Christopher also runs a Project Choir for experienced adult choral singers interested in singing in a chamber choir.
You can enjoy a number of past performances from many venues across the borough here:
For more information please visit the choirs’ website : www.promenade.org.uk
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