Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society
Registered Charity Number: 1097213
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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 2021 we have been lucky enough to have J ames Davies as our Musical Director. Our accompanist is the very accomplished Frances Webb . in 2018 , 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. On 4th July 2020 we shall be combining again to perform Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle 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 Safeguarding Risk Assessment

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 2021 we have been lucky enough to have J ames Davies as our Musical Director. Our accompanist is the very accomplished Frances Webb . in 2018 , 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. On 4th July 2020 we shall be combining again to perform Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle 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