The atmosphere in all the groups is friendly, informal and welcoming – just turn up to one of the rehearsals and either watch to see what goes on or join in straight away.
Christ’s Hospital Choral Society
The Choral Society is a mixed adult choir of about 100 voices, open to anybody from the Horsham area who enjoys singing. The choir has a lot of fun but tackles challenging music. We rehearse on Thursday evenings in CH term time in the Court Room at Christ’s Hospital from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The choir holds no auditions, but expects members to be able to sing in tune, and to take music away to practice between rehearsals.
The choir gives four concerts a year with a wide range of repertoire. The first, in November, is usually with an organ or small orchestra. We then give a Christmas Concert of carols, readings and community hymns in Christ’s Hospital Chapel followed by mince pies and wine in the Dining Hall. In March we join forces with CH Chapel Choir and orchestra to perform a major choral work in Big School. The final concert is in June and consists of shorter, lighter repertoire, often preceded by a picnic in the Quad.
The Horsham Children’s Choir and Youth Choir
The Horsham Children’s Choir is based at Christ’s Hospital but consists entirely of children from the surrounding area. Rehearsals take place on a Friday afternoon during term time. There is at least one concert per term, including regular joint ventures with other choirs from all age ranges. The choir sing a range of songs from classical to gospel to pop - they particularly enjoy choosing which songs to sing!
In the Horsham area, the choir works closely with two choirs – The Local Vocals and The Local Yokels, together they support a range of charities through performing in two big concerts a year ( July and December).
All are welcome to come and ‘try us out'- no experience is necessary.
Horsham Children’s Choir
Where: Chapel, Christ’s Hospital
When: Friday 4.45 – 6.00pm during term time
Approximate Age: 8 – 18
Cost: £20 per term or £55 per year
Contact: John Pritchard, Membership Secretary on 01403 741421 or mobile: 07720034453