Haslingfield Choir & Orchestra

Sing with Us

Please contact our Secretary Kate Dickens to find out more about becoming a member or joining our rehearsal sessions.

Next Concert

Details of the next concert are here…

Contact Us

Musical Director: Graham Walker, graham@bluespoon.com, 01223 874123
Chair: Jonathan Wells, jonwells@fsmail.net, 01223 872563
Secretary: Kate Dickens, kate-barnes@supanet.com, 01223 872088
Treasurer: Meg Bedford, mcbedford@btinternet.com, 01223 870446
Librarian: Helen Snelling, helen.snelling@tesco.net and Juliet Greer, juliet.greer@me.com

About Haslingfield Choir

Choir from May 1972Haslingfield Choir was founded in 1971 by Margaret Houghton who, after nearly 40 years of service to the choir, was awarded an MBE for her services to choral music in Cambridgeshire in 2010.

Since September 2011 the choir has been under the musical direction of Graham Walker and now numbers around 60 members. Rehearsals with our accompanist Maurice Hodges are held on Tuesday evenings in Haslingfield Methodist Church during the Autumn and Spring Terms. The two concerts each year (both held in All Saints’ Church) take place in early December and late March or early April.

Four harpsichordsWe perform a varied repertoire of choral works. Recent Concerts have included Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Finzi’s In Terra Pax, Duruflé’s Requiem, John Rutter’s Gloria and Haydn’s Nelson Mass. In most concerts the choir is accompanied by an orchestra which is assembled from a regular nucleus of players under leader Frances Poole. Soloists are often current or former choral scholars from the University of Cambridge. Occasionally the choir performs a work such as Honegger’s Christmas Cantata, which includes a children’s chorus drawn from the local village school.

The choir has a wide age-range, from teenagers through to the retired. The mid-rehearsal coffee break gives the opportunity for sopranos, basses, altos & tenors to mingle.

Haslingfield Choir is a registered charity No. 284505, and is affiliated to Making Music.