Next event: Come and Sing Brahms’ Requiem – 4th September, St. Mary’s Church, Thorpe
The Hythe Singers is a small and enthusiastic group of amateur singers. Normally, we rehearse weekly during term time at The Hythe Centre, Egham Hythe, near Staines, Surrey, UK, and give three concerts a year.
On Saturday 4th September we are organising a ‘Come and Sing’ of Brahms’ Requiem at St. Mary’s Church in Thorpe, and look forward to performing Handel’s Messiah as our Christmas Concert. Tickets for the Come and Sing will be on sale soon.
If you are looking for a choir to be part of please contact us. We have vacancies in all parts, but are particularly recruiting for tenors and basses.
We perform a wide and varied repertoire, from arrangements of popular songs to music by classical composers from the 12th to the 21st century. You can hear some of our favourite pieces recorded before and during lockdown on our YouTube channel.
In recent years, the choir has performed and commissioned a number of works by young contemporary composers, mostly for unaccompanied voices.
In rehearsals we work hard, paying attention to detail and developing our vocal technique. But we also have fun. We want everyone to enjoy the experience of singing together whilst achieving a high standard.
Our musical director, Richard Harker, is also musical director of the Hampton Choral Society, the Wallace Singers, and Teatime Opera. He is a chorus master for Opera Holland Park, and co-founder of the Voices of London Festival. For the last two years we have supported a paid conducting internship from the Royal Academy of Music. We are very sad to say goodbye to Olivia Shotton, who is going on to post-graduate studies at the RAM, and aim to appoint a new inter soon.
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