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
- Broadway Revue
TBC: Hopefully this will be our first concert once we can return to live performances after the pandemic!
Rehearsed online during the COVID-19 pandemic, an upbeat performance of many of the best-loved melodies from the rich heritage of Broadway.
From Rogers and Hammerstein, Bernstein, Cole Porter and George Gershwin through to the present day, there really is something to get every foot tapping.
Free tea and cakes are available after the concert (baked by the choir!).
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.