Rehearsing for Haydn's The Creation.April 2016
Our Next Performance Mozart & Rutter Requiems. July 6th and 7th -
Like to sing .... or just interested to see if you would like to?
Then you will be very welcome to experience Barts!
There’s no audition. Come and meet our choir, sing for a couple of rehearsals and see if Barts is the choir you would like to join.
Plus a special invitation to the staff and members of the Barts Health NHS Trust
In 1965 two nurses from St Bartholomew's Hospital brought together a group of singers. This has now grown to embrace a large and wider community of choral enthusiasts. We regularly sing at the Royal Festival Hall accompanied by world class orchestras, such as the Philharmonia. Each year our performances support a different medical charity.
The choir includes both experienced and novice singers. Choral skills are developed to performance standard during a professionally led 14 session rehearsal period. There are 3 concerts each year. Belonging to Barts Choir gives you the chance to enjoy and gain familiarity with the words and music of significant choral pieces such as those composed by Mahler, Verdi and Bach, along with works of specific interest from composers such as Rutter, Rossini and Orff
Why join Barts Choir?
1. There is no audition and we welcome everyone, both novices and experienced singers
2. You don't need to be able to read music
3. We are one of the biggest amateur choirs in London so you'll find hundreds of potential new friends amongst us
4. Many of us go to the pub for a drink after rehearsals for a chance to socialise
5. We meet on Monday evenings (not much else happening then) so it's an uplifting way to start your week
6. We rehearse in convenient venues in central London (usually City Temple, Holborn)
7. Rehearsals begin at 6.45pm, when many people have just finished work
8. Become a better singer through expert tuition from our two professional conductors – Ivor Setterfield and Hilary Campbell
9. Over the years you will learn dozens of different pieces of choral music, some well-known, others more rare
10. Enough rehearsal time each term to enable us to learn challenging works to performance standard
11. We sing in world-renowned venues like the Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall
12. The health benefits of group singing are well-documented. We feel better physically and mentally when we sing together.
We try to be very friendly and welcoming and to support new members.
If you would like to ask a question, then accrding to your singing range, please contact:
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There's nothing quite like Barts!