We offer a varied repertoire of items, including popular opera choruses, songs from musical shows, spirituals, Welsh and other hymns, traditional songs and ballads plus choral arrangements of popular contemporary numbers.
Our current repertoire list is here.
We normally field some forty to fifty choristers at any one concert. Choir members live in various locations throughout Surrey, Middlesex and beyond and usually travel to concerts at their own expense. For this reason we are normally unable to accept engagements involving a performance time of less than one hour or which require less than forty choristers, or where the expected audience size is less than 100.
The choir's standard concert format is of two halves, each of approximately forty-five minutes duration with an interval of about twenty minutes. Each half typically consists of eight repertoire items with a solo break between the fourth and fifth items. As well as possessing a number of soloists within the choir we are fortunate in being able to call upon a number of accomplished lady vocalists who give freely of their time, providing an attractive contrast within the programme.
We are happy to discuss any alternative programme format which you may have in mind or any other guest artists which you may wish to include and book yourself.
The choir possesses its own portable digital piano keyboard with amplifier and speakers if there is no suitable piano available for our accompanist at the venue. All we require is a 13-amp. power socket. We also have our own portable tiered staging for use in 'flat-floor' halls where there is none, or where there is only a flat stage with a proscenium arch (not the best position acoustically from which to sing). Our Stage Manager will need to visit your venue if we have not sung there before, in order to assess and agree with you and the venue manager staging requirements, parking, access for our equipment van and so forth.
The choir will also need a separate room or area in which to assemble and line up at the start of the concert and during the interval. Liquid refreshment for choir members during the interval is always greatly appreciated!