Welcome to Harlequin Chamber Choir

Holy Trinity Guildford 2017

Harlequin is an adult mixed voice (SATB) chamber choir founded in May 2013 and based in Guildford, Surrey.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings during school term times from 7.45 to 9.45pm in the main hall of the United Reformed Church in Guildford.

We aim to have six singers per voice part. Currently we have a full complement of sopranos and altos, and are looking to recruit one bass and three tenors.

We do not favour any particular genre of choral music, but generally sing a cappella choral arrangements (i.e. unaccompanied). Previously we have sung early music, madrigals, gospel, pop, jazz, standards from the Great American Songbook and sacred choral works.

The choir is ambitious and aims for the highest possible standards. All choir members are experienced choral singers. Many are music teachers or instrumentalists, while others are ex-choral scholars. Generally, we aim to strike a balance between having fun and achieving choral excellence.

The choir is a registered charity and run by a hardworking and enthusiastic team. All members of the choir contribute in the running of the choir, bringing a wide range of skills including concert management, publicity, programme notes and financial management.

We perform several times a year in concerts, charity events, weddings, memorial services, arts festivals, recording sessions and competitions.

When our first Music Director stepped down through pressure of work, our deputy MD kindly stepped in to take us through 2018. Following a change in the management of the choir, we now wish to appoint a permanent MD for 2019 and beyond, with a formal recruitment process. A full job description for the post may be found here.

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Harlequin Chamber Choir
Registered Charity No. 1166196