We’re recruiting tenors!

Do you sing tenor? Would you like to sing with a great chamber choir? Harlequin Chamber Choir is a small but perfectly-formed SATB ensemble of experienced singers based in Guildford. We’re currently recruiting TENORS. We sing everything from early music to C21st stuff, most of it a cappella. If you like Tallis or Tavener, Whitacre…

Full house for Guildford

Our first self-promoted Christmas concert was a great success with over 240 in the audience, filling Holy Trinity Church in Guildford. Thank you for coming! We very much enjoyed welcoming Tillingbourne School Choir to sing with us as well as our friends Surrey Brass. The money raised will be used for our new recording in…

Sold out!

I’m delighted to say that the first of our two Christmas concerts is already SOLD OUT! (16th November 2017). Our Teddington concert with Surrey Brass at the huge Landmark Theatre has always been a rip-roaring success. Harlequin came onto the scene when the concert was already understood as THE Christmas event in the local area.…

End of an era

So much news! We are sad to be saying goodbye to Catherine who has been our music director for the past four years. The wonderful Tom Lydon will be taking us through our Christmas rehearsal run. We are very excited to announce that we are moving to Guildford in October at the beginning of our…

First cup!

We are thrilled to announce that we have won first prize in the ‘Own Choir’ category at the Portsmouth Music Festival! We sang a selection of pieces based on the theme ‘Living Things’. And oh my, isn’t it a beauty!

Gate Street Barn open day

“In the secluded setting of the Surrey Hills, five miles south of Guildford lies Gate Street Barn, a truly magnificent place for any special occasion…” and we’re singing there on 8th January! Gate Street Barn is hosting an open day and Harlequin is the choir of choice. Given that the Barn is booked for almost every…

Controversy!

The ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’ poster caused much consternation amongst our local supporters. An enormous lamb kebab was used to highlight the fact that this was a concert for food lovers. We apologise to those who found it sacrilegious and are sad for the two who boycotted the concert—you missed a treat. Delighted to hear,…

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’…