We meet every Wednesday from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at:
Thameside Primary School, Manor Rd., Grays, Essex RM17 6EF. (click for map)
We can offer plenty of free adjacent parking and a rehearsal room with a piano. Our conductor is Crispin Lewis and our accompanist is Elspeth Wilkes. We have an interval where we serve hot and cold drinks with biscuits. This is an attractive and welcoming venue, especially during the cold winter months.
Our Autumn term starts on Wednesday 12th September at 2018 at 7.30pm at Thameside when we wiil begin preparing some exciting new works for our Christmas Concert which takes place at Thameside School on Sunday 16th December 2018 at 6pm. This will be the last concert conducted by our Musical Director Crispin Lewis who is leaving us for pastures new. Crispin has given the choir tremendous support during his tenure of 14 years with us and we all wish him every success in his new venture.
Venue: Thameside Primary School, Manor Rd., Grays, Essex RM17 6EF. (click for map) Ample free parking available.
We are fortunate to be able to celebrate Crispin's last term with us by holding a singing course - to be led by him - for six weeks every Wednesday evening from 7th November - 12th December 2018. This will be a wonderful opportunity for new and returning singers to join with us, not only to learn the rudiments of singing in a choir but learn the music which we will perform at our Christmas Concert.
You are welcome to come and join in - or sit and listen to start with. It does not matter whether you are an experienced singer or a complete novice - there are no auditions! Also do not worry if you cannot attend on 7th November - you may also join on the 14th.
The weekly Rehearsals include a refreshment break, giving the opportunity to chat and make friends - we are a friendly bunch!
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We are delighted to announce that from January we are to be led by our new Musical Director Elspeth Wilkes - who has for many years served as our accompanist and assistant conductor. Elspeth is well known to present and past choir members and is looking forward to taking rehearsals which she will do from the piano. We hope to hold our Spring Concert at the end of March 2019 and there will be more details about this later. (You can access Elspeth's biography HERE).