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.
Due to COVID, however, we are currently rehearsing on Thursdays at St Mary’s Church in Thorpe, Egham, which is able to provide a COVID-secure environment to practice in, albeit while wearing masks or face shields. We hope to resume rehearsals at St. Mary’s once lockdown ends.
Our Winter Concert, on the music of Herbert Howells, will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel in the New Year!
If you are looking for a choir to be part of (and particularly if you are an alto or bass) please contact us.
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. Richard is supported by our assistant musical director, Olivia Shotton, a conductor and singer studying Choral Conducting under Patrick Russill at the Royal Academy of Music. Olivia is also an Assistant Leader with London Youth Choir, and Conducting Scholar with Milton Keynes Chorale.
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