Welcome to the Blackheath and Bramley Choral Society
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society is an amateur choir of approximately 80 singers. We rehearse for two terms each year from September to December and then January to April. Our concerts are in December and April and are usually held at the Holy Trinity Church in Guildford with a professional orchestra and soloists. During the summer months we arrange several choral workshops to which non-members are made welcome.
There is a blend of experienced singers together with those with less experience but who all enjoy learning and practising good music, striving to achieve high standards.
We have end of term parties and other social events during the year, including a quiz evening and summer barbecue. Many of us reconvene in the local pub after rehearsals.
The choir rehearses in Bramley and our concerts are in Guildford. However, our members also come from a wide geographical area extending as far as Dorking to Cranleigh to Cobham, with all the towns and villages in between.
Concerts & Events
We hope that we can perform the following pieces COVID dependent.
31st July, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Guildford.
Celebration concert. Vivaldi-Gloria, Faure-Requiem & Zadok The Priest, Handel-Le Cantique De Jean Racine.
We thank Kingston Orpheus Choir for their support and collaboration over the past 12 months.
27th November, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Guildford.
Josef Haydn St Nicholas Mass and the Michael Haydn (his brother) Requiem
August 9 - Renaissance polyphony
August 16 - American composers (Barber, Whittacre)
August 23 - Victorian part songs.
The cost of each workshop session is £15 and take place in St Nicholas Church, Peper Harrow.
Become a Member
We always welcome new members to our choir.
There's no need to audition.
The emphasis is on enjoyment and friendship as well as attaining the best possible standard of singing.
We are a sociable choir.
Come along and give us a go!
Rehearsals take place on every Monday evening from September to April from 8pm to 10pm. In the coming year we hope to practice at Holy Trinity Church in Bramley.
Whilst rehearsals are serious, they are conducted in a very friendly way.
We give a concert at the end of each term.