Next concert: Come and Sing – Bark some Bach! – Tickets on sale now!
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 St. Jude’s Junior School in Englefield Green, as our usual venue at The Hythe Centre, Egham Hythe, is being used by the NHS. We give three concerts a year.
Come and Sing – Bark some Bach!
Our September Come and Sing – always a popular event – will take us through some wonderful Bach choral works. All abilities are welcome. Bring a packed lunch, and we will provide the music, tea, coffee, and a fabulous day of music making, all with expert instruction and encouragement from our musical director, Richard Harker.
We also have a few vacancies in the choir – if you are looking for a choir to be part of please do come along and try us out!
About the Choir
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 (and tea and biscuits). 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 Hampton Choral Society, Bath Spa University Chamber Choir, the Wallace Singers, APPS Singers and Teatime Opera. He is chorus master for Opera Holland Park and singing lead at Beechview Academy, High Wycombe.
Richard graduated with an MA in Choral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music, receiving the Thomas Armstrong Prize. He read music at, and was organ scholar of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he received the Swinburne Prize.
We are also supported by our assistant musical director, Emma Warren, a graduate in music from the University of Birmingham, now studying for a Masters in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music.
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