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.
SPRING SESSION 2021
Rehearsals resume on Zoom on Thursday 14 January, 7.30 to 9 pm. We are singing Haydn's Creation (old Novello edition). Scores are available to borrow.
Our Christmas evening on Zoom of favourite carols and readings was enjoyed by singers and around 25 friends and family members. The concert was dedicated to the memory of Ro Rickett.
We also presented a performance of Faure's Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine on Zoom last November, and have made a recording of ourselves singing the Mozart Ave Verum. You can listen to the finished recording below.
Are you missing singing in a choir? Come and Zoom with us - new singers will be made very welcome. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7.30 to 9pm. If you are interested in trying us out in our Zoom sessions, please contact Ann Pardoe (01626 873709) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Concert – 7 December 2019
Music spanning four centuries made up the programme for a festive concert on Saturday 7 December at St Peter’s Church. The concert featured baritone James Quilligan, cellist Tim Pratt, and piano and organ accompaniment by Tim Crompton.
Bach’s famous chorale Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring opened the concert, followed by the lively Beatus Vir by Monteverdi – a lively motet written probably around 1630 for performance in St Mark’s, Venice. In contrasting mood was the slow, melodious ‘Laudamus Te’ by Karl Jenkins, an excerpt from his Gloria of 2010. Closing the first half was the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams, which featured solo parts for baritone and cello.
A selection of Christmas music, readings and carols for choir and audience followed in the second half, including two baritone solos and a beautiful arrangement of ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’ for cello and piano. Melissa McGladdery and Jeff Grist read an extract about the Mellstock church carol singers from Thomas Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree, and Viv Thorn read the poem ‘King John’s Christmas’ by A. A. Milne.
Donations to the retiring collection in aid of Citizens Advice Teignbridge amounted to £350.
SHALDON SINGERS is a charity with a Registered Charity Number of 1164387