WELCOME TO THE LENBOROUGH SINGERS
The Lenborough Singers is an enthusiastic amateur choir with members drawn from the area around Gawcott, Padbury, Nash, Winslow, Lenborough and Buckingham.
New! We are currently rehearsing for our Christmas 2021concert planned for December 12th. We hope to see you there! Our programme will include some of the songs we performed in 'Christmas at a Distance' online concert recorded in December 2020 which you can see on the Gallery page here or on YouTube!
The Lenborough Singers
WHERE THE VOCAL JOURNEY BEGAN
The Lenborough Singers formerly "The Lenborough Choir" was formed in 1988 when Barry Marston, the organist at Padbury Church, set up a church choir of 12 people to sing at Sunday Services.
To begin with, the choir sang hymns and psalms and then moved on to popular choral works such as ‘Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring’ by J S Bach and ‘The Heavens are Telling’ from Haydn’s ‘Creation’.
Following this, membership was opened to anyone in the Benefice. In 1995, our conductor Sarah Wakeman took over the baton while Barry continued to play the keyboard. When Barry retired Ray Mitchell became the accompanist in 2000 until January 2018 when Ian Riley took over the position. Barry then sang with the choir for many years after this.
Subsequently the choir has increased in size to over 60 members and has developed a wide repertoire of music. The music ranges from choral works such as Faure’s ‘Requiem’ and Vivaldi's Gloria to church anthems and arrangements of Christmas carols, folk songs and spirituals. We also sing popular songs from films and shows such as ‘Summertime’, ‘You Raise me Up’ and arrangements of songs by Abba, The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. Why not get in touch today to find out when you can see and hear us live?
THE LENBOROUGH SINGERS NEEDS YOU
How You Can Help
Each term we hold a concert in one of the local venues and raise money from ticket sales and donations to support a local Charity. The Charities are chosen by members of the singers who usually have a connection with the nominated Charity or a special interest in the work it does.
So how about showing your support? There are so many ways to get involved from buying tickets to our concerts or making donations. Get in touch today and find out how you can support our chosen charity for this term.
AUDITIONS ARE OPEN
Join The Lenborough Singers
It’s true – joining a choir is good for the soul. And The Lenborough Singers is always on the lookout for new talent to join our singing family.
We currently have vacancies for Tenors and Basses. We ask you to contact us and then we will invite you to attend a rehearsal followed by a short simple audition.
Do you have any questions or comments about The Lenborough Singers? Get in touch today!
Guy Hawking, Chairman, The Lenborough Singers
8 Horn Street, Winslow, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 3AL