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 this spring and summer, 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
- Sumer is icumen in
Epworth choir continues to rehearse weekly via Zoom, and following the success of our ‘spring term’ focus on Handel’s Messiah, to take us into the summer months we’ll be turning to folk song.
Rehearsals will begin again online from Wednesday 21st April at 7.30pm and we will be working on a wide range of folk songs arranged by Copeland, Britton and Hywel Davies.
If you would like to join us, we would love to ‘see’ you – just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you have logon details and the music. Hope to see you soon.
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Our Most Recent Concert
- Handel’s Messiah Workshops
These workshops are aimed at everyone, and particularly those of you who may not have felt comfortable singing online. Only the vocal health workshop will involve any active participation. All the other sessions will take the form of relaxed and informal presentations, where we can explore this amazing piece of music in a bit more detail, alongside developing our musicianship skills.
They are intended to be totally inclusive and collaborative: there will be opportunity to ask questions and share thoughts.
The sessions will run fortnightly, starting on Monday 1 February at 2-3pm. They will be recorded and uploaded online for those who cannot join live.
The Zoom link for all the sessions is:
https://openexc.zoom.us/j/94079247223 [Meeting ID: 940 7924 7223]
I heartily encourage you all to join – especially those of you who haven’t been singing since we moved online. Please spread the word to anyone you feel might like to tune in.