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Our Summer Term began on 8 April, and we’re now on track for our Summer Concert on Saturday 29 June, at 7.30 pm in St John’s Church, Harleston IP20 9AZ.  We’re singing SaintSaëns Requiem and Dvořák Mass in D Major.  We’ve been singing since 2000, we’re a friendly community choir, there are no auditions, and music is provided free. Practices are on Monday evenings 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm, in The London Road Church, Harleston IP20 9BH. Parking is available in The Original Factory Shop (TOFS), almost opposite the church.  Our Summer Term ends with the concert on 29 June and we’ll be returning for more singing on Monday 2 September.  Come and join us, especially if you’re a potential tenor, alto or bass.

Further details about the choir are in the Location and Contact and About Us sections of the website, or from Stella Brownsea at heidihouse@btinternet.com

Download the latest research on how singing in a choir can improve your health and happiness here.

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Our next social event is on Sunday 21 July, when we’ll be enjoying our annual Summer Garden Party.

Our Quiz Evening on 15th March was a huge success, with 90 people participating, the usual delicious food,  and £1000 raised for the choir. On 25th March we’ll be breaking for Easter and returning on Monday 8th April, when we’ll continue rehearsing for our Summer Concert on 29th June.

Choral Singing For All Workshop

After the success of last summer’s Workshop we’re holding another one this year, on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th  August, in St James’ Village Hall IP19 0HP.  This will again be led by Justin Bindley, our Music Director, and Karen Smith, our Accompanist.  All welcome.  More information nearer the date, but put it in your diaries now !

Last year, nn exciting new venture was led by our musical director to enhance our knowledge and enjoyment of music and singing. A workshop for choir members and non-members, experienced or not took place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 10am to 4pm at St James Village Hall and was enjoyed by all.
The workshop included an introduction to music with Justin and Karen. Fun instruction to reading and understanding music – 1000 years condensed into 2 hours! and a session on vocal technique for choral singers with Justin and Karen, using the opening number from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. On Sunday Justin and Karen led a come and sing session looking at ‘Glow’ by Eric Whiteacre. A delicious soup and roll lunch was served by Julia Awty and her team.

Our 2024 Workshop will be on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August.

Magic Little Grant

We received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Places
Trust
. Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community
groups. Our project received £500 towards our Christmas choir concert.

You can donate to the Harleston Choral Society through our Local Giving page and you can find out more about how to play and support more charities with the People’s Postcode Lottery here.

View some images from our rehearsals here.

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