The Abbey Choir
The Abbey Choir is a voluntary choir of girls, boys, ladies and men drawn from Tewkesbury and beyond, with many members travelling considerable distances to sing in our glorious building.
On most Sundays a full choral setting is sung at the 10.30am Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong is sung at 5pm (replaced by a Eucharist on the first Sunday of the month). A wide range of repertoire is sung, ranging from ancient plainsong to music by contemporary composers. The choir has appeared on BBC 1 and Radio 4 and has featured on BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Christmas Celebration.
Singing in the Abbey, with its wonderful acoustics, to the accompaniment of the famous Milton organ, is an incredible experience and an opportunity open to all.
HOW DO I JOIN?
Children from Year 3 upwards can join the junior section of the choir. There are no formal auditions – all we require is a love of singing and a willingness to learn. In return we offer a first class musical training free of charge from experienced, respected professional musicians. Choristers receive pocket money each term as a thank you for their commitment .
The junior choristers rehearse on Thursdays (6.30-7.15pm) and Fridays (7.00-8.00pm) and sing at the Sunday morning service.
Adult singers are always welcome. Although there is no formal audition, some experience of choral singing is desirable. Rehearsals are held on Friday evenings and before each service.
If you are interested in joining us, or would like further information, please contact:
Carleton Etherington, Minister of Music and Organist.
Email: [email protected]