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The Alveston Singers was founded in 1977 with the aim of having fun and raising money for charity each year. Two concerts are held in the spring, or early summer, and two during the Christmas period. We usually sing carols outside a shop or supermarket at this time. Every penny that is donated goes to our chosen charities, and we don’t keep any of it for choir funds. Neither do we charge nor sell tickets for our concerts, but we do ask a representative of our charities to come to the concerts to tell the audience a little about their work. The audience can then make a contribution if they so wish.
For details of our next concerts and a list of our past concerts since 1984, click here or on the link on the left.
At present we have just over 50 members who currently pay a subscription of £50 per year, and most of the music we sing is borrowed from libraries. There are no auditions but singers who can read music are especially welcome. We enjoy singing a great variety of music from major classical works to lighter songs from musicals and folk songs. We meet each Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Alveston Methodist Church and welcome new members (particularly tenors and basses!).
We said a very fond goodbye to Kate Phillipson-Masters at the end of 2015 and welcomed Joachim Schwander as our new conductor. You can view our photobook commemorating the 28+ years Kate has been in charge here: http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/3830652801
The collection on Kate’s last concert was £1252.52. This brought the grand total raised for charity in 2015, when tax relief is included, to £4220. This beat our previous highest (2006) by £500 even allowing for inflation. It brings our total given to charity since 2000 to £41,500.