We put on a really great show. Come and see us sometime!
As a community choir, we are open to all age groups. (Please note all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult for the whole session). There is no audition and you don't need to be able to read music, just have a desire to sing with other people. No-one is ever asked to sing alone unless they choose to do so. We welcome people of all levels of ability from those who think they are "tone deaf" to those who are confident singers.
We sing pieces from simple rounds to four part harmony, traditional and modern pieces from all over the world. Our repertoire extends from Bernstein’s ‘America!’ and G F Handel’s ‘Zadock the Priest’ to Hungarian Folk songs and South African hymns. Most terms we have a show tune to learn and have enjoyed singing medleys from ’Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘South Pacific’.
Whatever we do, we try to make it fun!
It is not compulsory to attend, but we get a real buzz showing off what we learn at live events. Once a year we present a Gala concert as a celebration of our musical achievements. Our voices have been heard in intimate venues like The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City as well as the mighty Royal Albert Hall. With the spirit of community at our core, some of our most rewarding appearances have been at community events like the Isobel Hospice ‘Lights of Love’ service and entertaining local care home residents.
All our rehearsals are open to the public and to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit? Your first rehearsal will be free of charge. Subsequent sessions are £5 a week or £50 per 12 week term.
We rehearse every Wednesday during term time at St Michael and All Angels Church hall, Birchwood, Hatfield, 7.00-8.30pm.
For your first session please arrive 10 minutes early so that we can get to know you before we start the rehearsal. Please introduce yourself to any member of the choir as our aim is to be very friendly and inclusive, you are assured of a warm welcome, Don't worry if you're not sure what range or part you should sing. This will become apparent once you join in. We are very flexible about members trying different sections of the choir to find their most comfortable range.
Dress Code for Performances and Concert Dress
Please supply your own black trousers, black shirt and a bright jewel-coloured* tie.
Or black trousers or a black skirt and a jewel- coloured* top.
Warm outer wear is worn for autumn and winter outdoor performances with a jewel-coloured* scarf and/or a hat.
* Jewel-coloured examples - sapphire blue, emerald green, ruby red, amber, amethyst.
Why not hire Hatfield Welwyn Community Choir to entertain at your next event? We love performing at charity events and to provide community entertainment throughout the year. We are happy to consider all other occasions too, from corporate bookings through to family celebrations.