Next concert: Handel’s Messiah – Saturday 4th December, St. Mary’s Church, Thorpe

The Hythe Singers is a small and enthusiastic group of amateur singers. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings during term time, from 7:30pm – 9:45pm, currently at the Catholic Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, by the Jurgens Centre in Englefield, as our usual venue at The Hythe CentreEgham Hythe, is currently being used by the NHS. We give three concerts a year.

Our next concert will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah, to be held at St. Mary’s Church in Thorpe on SAturday 4th December. Tickets will be on sale closer to the time.

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.

Musical Direction

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 intern soon.

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