Open invitation to new singers for choir rehearsals, Sep 27

The Croydon Bach Choir is looking for new members in all voice parts, but particularly tenors.

The choir is one of Croydon’s longest standing classical choral societies. They will be holding a free open rehearsal next Wednesday, September 27, at St Matthew’s Church, Park Hill, from 7.30pm.

Anybody who attends the open rehearsal will be very warmly welcomed. The choir’s librarian will have music available to borrow for the evening, so there’s no need to bring anything.

Formed in 1960, the Croydon Bach Choir performs works from the choral repertoire under the baton of Tim Horton and with rehearsal accompanist William Munks. Apart from its own annual programme of three concerts and a Come and Sing Day, the choir is regularly invited by leading orchestras, such as the London Mozart Players and the Kensington Symphony Orchestra.

While previous singing experience and the ability to read music are advantageous, the choir would also love to support newcomers who are keen to learn to read musical notation in order to rehearse and perform. The choir can also recommend recorded resources to help with learning notes, if any members should require that.

The Croydon Bach Choir is working towards a performance of Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio on Saturday December 9, as well as an exciting and very festive Christmas concert with the London Mozart Players at the Fairfield Halls on Friday December 8.

Bach director: Tim Horton

Anybody who attends the open rehearsal and then makes a commitment to join the choir will be eligible to take part in these exciting concerts!

The Croydon Bach Choir holds 10 rehearsals per term on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.30pm from late September until June, usually at St Matthew’s Church, Chichester Road, CR0 5NQ. The venue has a large car park and there is also plenty of roadside parking available.

If you are interested in attending the open rehearsal, please email the choir’s Membership Secretary, Marion Padgham at

For general information about the choir, visit their website at

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