Next concert: Christmas Concert – 9th December, at St. Mary’s Church, Thorpe
Join us for our Christmas Concert – more details and tickets available soon.
About the Choir
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.
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.
We also sing choral evensong on an occasional basis (most recently at All Saints Church, Marlow, a week’s summer residency at St. David’s Cathedral in Wales, and a weekend at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor).
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.
Come sing with us!
Are you looking to join a choir? Come along and try us out – contact us for more information!
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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