SHALDON SINGERS is a charity with a Registered Charity Number of 1164387
The Shaldon Singers is a choir of about 80 singers. We give two concerts a year, in December and May. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7.15 to 9 p.m. at St Peter’s Church in Shaldon (see map below).
If you are interested in joining the Shaldon Singers, please contact Ann Pardoe (01626 873709) for information. There is no audition. An ability to read music is an advantage, but more important are enthusiasm and a commitment to attend rehearsals.
Next concert: Saturday 11 May 2019
A concert celebrating our 40th season. We will be performing a specially commissioned work by Laura Rossi, setting poetry by John Keats. The programme will also include Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass.
Rehearsals begin on 10 January. Meet from 6.45pm for score collection and coffee/tea.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Saturday 8 December 2018
A capacity audience enjoyed our Christmas concert. We were joined by soloist Rebecca Smith, accompanied on piano and organ by Cor van der Wijngaard, and conducted by Shirley Taylor.
Two works by Howard Goodall – The Lord is my Shepherd (the theme tune from The Vicar of Dibley), and Love Divine – opened the concert. The glorious sounds of the organ in St Peter’s were then shown off in the accompaniments to Haydn’s Little Organ Mass and Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens.
Carols for choir and audience followed, with solos from Rebecca: ‘O holy night’ and the Shepherd’s Pipe Carol. Continuing the Dibley theme, Melissa McGladdery read a locally adapted version of The Christmas Lunch Incident, and the choir rounded off the concert with We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Gill Parsons gave a short talk on the work of AIMS, and the retiring collection in aid of the charity raised £434. Many thanks to the audience for their support and generosity.
The photograph shows Ann Pardoe and Mary Mears presenting the cheque to Jill Diprose at the AIMS Christmas Party