Harlequin is expanding

Harlequin is pushing towards becoming a choir of around 20 voices. We now have spaces for a tenor, second bass and second alto. If you are interested please contact us and come along for an informal sing. Harlequin is looking for singers who are keen to commit themselves to a regular termly rehearsal schedule and…

A win for us!

After only singing together for just over two years, it gives us great pleasure to announce we were chosen as adult winners in the Choir of the Year’s first round heat in Portsmouth.

Plans in the pipeline

After an interesting committee meeting in which Angela did her best to keep us in order, we made up our minds to put on a performance of Messiah in 2017. It will be a one to a part instrumental ensemble and small choir with professional soloists. This is going to be a ‘Harlequin and friends’…

RIP David Wilson

Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening, into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no…

Welcome to Esmond and Rachel

Steve hates competitions and we’re doing two this year. So what a stroke of luck it was that second bass Esmond Cordingley Poole got in touch with us recently. He is singing with Harlequin for 2016 before going up for his undergraduate year at Oxford. We’re also delighted to welcome Rachel Jesman in alto/2nd soprano. Rachel travels down…

Choir of the Year

Eek! We’ll be delighted if we get a Choir of the Day award when we compete down in Portsmouth on 28th May. Choir of the Year only runs every other year, so we felt compelled to have a go this year. That’s two very exciting competition opportunities for us this year. Busy, busy, busy!

Welcome Annelies!

We’re delighted to welcome Annelies Scott to our alto section. Annelies (nee Terry) was a finalist in the Young Musician of the Year Competition in 1986. Her instrument is the cello and she now teaches in Guildford and with the string specialist education charity, Pro Corda. She met Rachel and David—two of Harlequin’s members—many years ago…

Sell-out!

Our 2015 Teddington Christmas concert with Surrey Brass is a sell-out. At a seating capacity of 480, this is a triumph for our little choir, and the biggest audience we have sung for so far.

Baritone billet

Where are all the baritones? John is crying out for a friend to sing first bass with him! This is usually one of the easiest slots to fill and yet, being contrary, Harlequin is still looking for a replacement for Damien, who moved out of area but still sings with us as a dep occasionally.