Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society
Registered Charity Number:  1097213
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The   Burnham   and   Highbridge   Choral   Society   began   its   life   in   1972   as   the   Parish   Choir.   You   can see more of our  history  here. Our    aim    has    always    been    to    bring    a    high    standard    of    music    together    with    an    orchestral element to our local audience. We are a cheerful and friendly choir that welcomes new members without audition. Our   four   sections,   Soprano,   Alto,   Tenor   and   Bass   form   firm   friendships   with   other   members and   try   to   look   out   for   each   other   both   inside   and   outside   of   our   singing   commitments.      We generally manage to maintain between 50 and 60 in the choir. We   have   a   broad   repertoire ,   and   have   two   major   public   performances   a   year.   In   the   Autumn term   we   rehearse   for   a   Christmas   concert   in   December,   and   in   January   begin   rehearsing   for the   Spring   Concert    in   April.   In   addition   to   these,   we   also   try   to   do   some   carol   singing   to   raise money and are sometimes asked to join in community events. Some   of   our   members   have   made   the   journey   to   The   Albert   Hall   each   year   to   join   in   with   The Really Big Chorus , which is a really good day.  In   January   some   of   us   have   made   it   a   habit   to   join   the   annual   concert   in   the   Colston   Hall, Bristol   to   raise   money   for   Cancer   Research.      Other   Societies   often   run   Singing   Days   throughout the   year   which   we   can   attend.      For   the   last   two   years   we   have   combined   with   Weston   Choral Society  to run a Sing Day. Since 2013 we have been lucky enough to have Nicholas Bromilow  as our Musical Director. Our accompanist is the very accomplished Frances Webb This   year,   on   14th   July,   we   combined   with   Redland   Green   Choir   and   The   Long   Ashton   Orchestra,   which   are   also   directed   by   Nicholas,   to   give   a   Summer Concert of Beethoven's Choral Symphony in Clifton Cathedral, where we also sang Geistliches Lied and Schicksalslied by Brahms Two   of   our   recent   concerts   which   proved   very   popular   were   Karl   Jenkins'   The   Armed   Man   and   Benjamin   Britten's   St   Nicolas.      We   sing   beautiful   music,   but   also like a challenge when the occasion arises and give it our best. We meet on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in Burnham-on-Sea Methodist Church Hall. All are very welcome. If you would like to sing with us please email the Secretary or phone 01278 783511  

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Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society
Registered Charity Number:  1097213
Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society  2018 - Registered Charity No: 1097213 Privacy Policy

About Us

The   Burnham   and   Highbridge   Choral   Society began   its   life   in   1972   as   the   Parish   Choir.   You can see more of our  history  here. Our    aim    has    always    been    to    bring    a    high standard   of   music   together   with   an   orchestral element to our local audience. We    are    a    cheerful    and    friendly    choir    that welcomes new members without audition. Our    four    sections,    Soprano,    Alto,    Tenor    and Bass      form      firm      friendships      with      other members   and   try   to   look   out   for   each   other   both   inside   and   outside   of   our singing   commitments.      We   generally   manage   to   maintain   between   50   and   60   in the choir. We   have   a   broad   repertoire ,   and   have   two   major   public   performances   a   year. In   the   Autumn   term   we   rehearse   for   a   Christmas   concert   in   December,   and   in January   begin   rehearsing   for   the   Spring   Concert    in   April.   In   addition   to   these, we   also   try   to   do   some   carol   singing   to   raise   money   and   are   sometimes   asked to join in community events. Some   of   our   members   have   made   the   journey   to   The   Albert   Hall   each   year   to join in with The Really Big Chorus , which is a really good day.  In   January   some   of   us   have   made   it   a   habit   to   join   the   annual   concert   in   the Colston   Hall,   Bristol   to   raise   money   for   Cancer   Research.      Other   Societies   often run   Singing   Days   throughout   the   year   which   we   can   attend.      For   the   last   two years we have combined with Weston Choral Society  to run a Sing Day. Since   2013   we   have   been   lucky   enough   to   have   Nicholas   Bromilow    as   our Musical Director. Our accompanist is the very accomplished Frances Webb This   year,   on   14th   July,   we   combined   with   Redland   Green   Choir   and   The   Long Ashton    Orchestra,    which    are    also    directed    by    Nicholas,    to    give    a    Summer Concert   of   Beethoven's   Choral   Symphony   in   Clifton   Cathedral,   where   we   also sang Geistliches Lied and Schicksalslied by Brahms Two   of   our   recent   concerts   which   proved   very   popular   were   Karl   Jenkins'   The Armed   Man   and   Benjamin   Britten's   St   Nicolas.      We   sing   beautiful   music,   but also like a challenge when the occasion arises and give it our best. We    meet    on    Thursday    evenings    at    7.30pm    in    Burnham-on-Sea    Methodist Church Hall. All are very welcome. If   you   would   like   to   sing   with   us   please   email   the   Secretary   or   phone   01278 783511