Welcome to Harlequin Chamber Choir
A dynamic and versatile chamber choir in the South East of England
Harlequin is an adult mixed voice (SATB) chamber choir founded in September 2013, based in Guildford and directed by Amy Bebbington.
The choir is small but 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. In the main, we aim to strike a balance between having fun and achieving choral excellence!
The choir regularly hosts Come & Sing and open rehearsal events that encourage local singers to get together and enjoy a variety of choral music making with us – usually involving homemade cake! We also love to collaborate with other choirs and instrumentalists, and really enjoyed being the workshop choir for a recent masterclass led by Amy. We look forward to lots of singing and social time at our choral retreat this June.
We welcome singers in all voice parts, particularly tenors and basses.
Our next concert:
Let all the world in every corner sing! Sunday 17th March
St. Nicolas’s Church, Guildford
This appealing choral concert features sought-after rising star, baritone Dominic Sedgewick, alongside one of Surrey’s finest chamber choirs and pianist Daniel Hill.
Well-loved and lesser known choral works sit elegantly side by side, from the incomparable Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams’ and Butterworth’s nostalgic A Shropshire Lad to John Corigliano’s towering Fern Hill, setting Dylan Thomas’s poem of the same name.
Complementing this is a selection of beautiful works, setting words by George Herbert and texts from the Song of Solomon, by composers Eleanor Daly, Judith Weir, Becky McGlade, Lizzie Deane and Sarah Cattley.
Tickets available now