Brenchley Choral Society


This choir formed in 1996 to perform a “Scratch Messiah”………..and has re-formed itself every year since!

Under the expert direction of Richard Wallshaw, we assemble each Spring for about ten rehearsals, leading up to a performance around Easter time in All Saints’ Church in Brenchley, accompanied by a professional orchestra and soloists, in front of a packed audience. Over the years, we have performed many major works, including Haydn’s Creation, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man”, and Faure’s Requiem, as well as Selections of Opera Choruses and Traditional Folk Songs.

Our primary aim is to provide the platform for anybody, regardless of experience, who has ever wanted to sing with a large choir and professional musicians. Our secondary aim is to raise money for local charities and, once the substantial costs have been met by subscriptions and ticket sales, any surplus, totalling thousands of pounds over the years, has been sent to Hospice in the Weald, Kent Air Ambulance, Alzheimer’s Society, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Headway and National Rheumatoid Arthritis Association, among others.
New singers are always welcomed – no experience necessary, and no auditions required!

For any more information, please contact Graham Bignell on 01892 722773 or at gbignell@aol.com

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