A FEW TENTATIVE STEPS AFTER COVID
October 2020 : We started online rehearsals via Zoom. It’s not the same and not for everyone but it’s nice to see some familiar faces and do something musical.
March 2021: Online rehearsals continued through the latest Lockdown. The works studied were the Faure Requiem and Mozart ‘s Trinity Mass K167. We will take stock later in the Spring.
June / July 2021: A few outside Rehearsals in the grounds of St Saviour’s Church
September 2021 : Rehearsals have started back at Brockenhurst Village Hall. We are rehearsing Choruses from Part 1 of the Messiah interspersed with other short works.that would fit in with the theme.
We have a provisional Concert date of 4th December.
Brockenhurst Choir is a lively amateur mixed choir of over 80 voices, which meets regularly each week on a Tuesday evening, to rehearse for two annual concerts in May and December. Professional soloists and orchestra join with the choir for performances.
The choir was formed in 1964. Since then there have been four chief conductors, and the choir was under the direction of Miriam Newton, who was appointed in May 2010, until December 2019. Recent concerts have included performances of: Brahms Requiem, Vaughan Williams ‘A Sea Symphony’, Bach Mass in B minor, Mozart Requiem, Goodall Requiem ‘Eternal Light’ and Haydn The Creation. Miriam’s final Concert was enthusiastically received by an appreciative audience.
Our new Musical Director from January 2020 is Craig Lawton. For more information see the Who’s Who Page.
The choir regularly welcomes one of the country’s leading young choral directors to take a workshop.
If you are a singer and you are interested in joining the choir, we would be pleased to hear from you. Details are available on the Join Us page of the website.