We are a friendly amateur mixed choir of about 80 singers from Woking and the surrounding areas.
The choir regularly performs in Woking and Guildford, engaging professional orchestras and soloists. After 60 years of performing, Epworth has developed the assured reputation as one of Surrey’s leading choirs. The aim of the Epworth Choir is to raise money for local charities, whilst promoting the enjoyment of choral singing as a pleasurable activity, easily accessible to all.
Each Year the Epworth Choir performs a spectrum of music ranging from major choral works in Guildford Cathedral with professional soloists and orchestras, to popular music and carols at venues in Woking. As well as regular rehearsals and concerts, the choir participates in other events and members take part in choral workshops and social activities.
Like most choirs, we are currently rehearsing online only, working on the material for what we hope will be our first concert once we are able to return to live performances after the pandemic, details below.
If you’re looking for a new hobby to take you through the winter nights, in some ways there couldn’t be a better time to start. We rehearse online weekly, you can join from the comfort of your own home and nobody else will be able to hear you!
Our Next Concert
- Epworth Christmas Celebration
Tuesday 15th December, 7.30pm
Online via Zoom
This year has been difficult for everyone and we are so disappointed that we won’t be able to hold our Epworth Christmas concert this year. However, I am delighted to tell you that we will be holding an on-line event that can be accessed by everyone. There are no tickets required but we are still supporting the York Road Project as our charity of the year and would ask that you make a donation of whatever you can afford to them.
The evening will be a chance to look back at some of our previous concerts, we have videos from 2006, 2009 and 2013 and these will be mixed with some live music from Michael and Laurence and a chance for you to sing along with some traditional Christmas carols.
We will also have some readings and prayers from Peter, Marian and Barbara and an appeal from the York Road project. Time will be available for you to have a chat and we will set up some areas in zoom for you to do this at the end.
Please forward this invitation to all of your family and friends, dress in Christmas attire and bring along a drink and nibble of your own choice. We look forward to seeing you all.
You can join us using Zoom by clicking the link below:
Meeting ID: 948 7522 5591
You can download the programme for tonight’s concert here.
Our Most Recent Concert
- Come and Sing: Mendelssohn’s Elijah
This year’s Come and Sing day featured Mendelssohn’s masterpiece, Elijah. With rousing choruses vividly portraying this biblical tale, this was an extremely popular and enjoyable workshop.
Members of the choir were joined by singers of all voice types, ages and abilities from the Woking area to learn and perform Elijah in a single day.
We kicked off with some warm-ups and then started getting familiar with the piece led by our conductor, Michael.
At the end of the afternoon we will put on an informal ‘performance’ of everything we’d learned for any of our friends and family.