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Southern England's most exciting male voice choir!

Registered charity number: 1112732

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New season ahead!

SEPTEMBER 1: The Croydon choir returns to action next week.  The choir resumes rehearsals at its Sandilands headquarters on September 7, in preparation for its first concert of the 2017-18 season, to be held at the United Reform Church in Banstead on Saturday September 23.

The choir on its recent Suffolk tour

Choir home from scintillating tour

JULY 18: We are just back from an outstandingly successful choir tour to Suffolk, where we sang three times in a range of delightful settings, had a wonderful audience response, and made lots of new friends.

The choir at Woodbridge - our third Suffolk venue

We began the tour on Friday July 14 with a 45-minute sing to a sizeable lunchtime audience at the cathedral of Bury St Edmunds.  That evening we performed at the spectacular Holy Trinity Church at Long Melford, one of the great fifteenth-century Suffolk wool churches.

Songs for a summer evening 

JUNE 11: The Croydon choir staged a successful and enjoyable summer concert at Whitgift School yesterday, delighting a 200-plus audience with a selection of pieces, some familiar, some new, from its current repertoire.

The choir lines up before the summer concert

The two new pieces were Scarborough Fair and The Sound of Silence, which the choir has been rehearsing since Christmas.  Among the familiar pieces which proved especially popular were Bring Him Home and American Trilogy.

 

Springtime in Greenwich

APRIL 10: The choir enjoyed a great day out and made lots of new friends when it sang in Greenwich on Saturday, April 8.  We performed fifteen pieces from our current repertoire to a packed audience at the newly-restored Old Royal Naval Chapel – designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with a fabulous acoustic.   ­

The choir at sunny Greenwich

Particularly affecting, given that the chapel was built for returning injured seamen, was our First World War Medley, with its haunting final refrain reflecting on the boys who did not come home.

 

Choir blows away mayor

MARCH 19: Croydon's mayor, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, came to our rehearsal on Thursday, March 16 to receive a cheque from chair Kim Ormond for British Home, one of the mayor's favourite charities.  As our photograph shows, the mayor was deeply impressed by how much we had collected for the charity - £380 - at our Whitgift Christmas appearances.

Mayor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor blown away by size of cheque

 

New choir CD on the way! 

APRIL 4: The Croydon choir has started recording its next CD. On Saturday, April 1,  a full choir contingent spent the afternoon in our regular recording studio – otherwise known as St Mark’s church in Purley – laying down nine tracks for our new CD, which will go on sale next year.

Richard Hoyle conducts baritones and basses

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