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The Stuart Singers

Based in Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire, we give about a dozen concerts a year, raising money for local charities and deserving causes. Now 60 strong, we have a wide and constantly changing repertoire which spans spirituals, theatre, sacred and secular, classical and modern.

Fundraising
In our 20 years, we have helped raise almost £200,000 for charity - either through our own concerts, or through singing at events organised by the charities themselves. We sing throughout Gloucestershire and further afield - sometimes abroad.

Interested in joining us?
We are always on the look out for enthusiastic singers or, if you'd rather do something behind the scenes, supporters. More details here. If you are interested in joining the choir or helping us in any way you can email Paul Hubbard or call him on 01453 542684.

Organising a concert?
Email Mark Thomas or ring him on 01453 731135 if you are interested in us singing for you.

Press and Publicity Contact
If you need to find out more about the Stuart Singers, email Leonora Rozee or call her on 07774 836004.

More news
Visit the News page for previous stories from the Stuart Singers.

Making Music


The Stuart Singers are members of Making Music

Our Next Concerts
Minchinhampton, Holy Trinity Church
at 7:30pm on Friday 5th and
Saturday 6th December 2014.

Tickets available now!
Email Lynn Bevis or phone her
on 01666 502410.


Presentation
Helen Sims presents a cheque
to Sue Edwards of Maggies
One night only!
Squeezing our usual pair of June concerts in Minchinhampton into just one resulted in a Holy Trinity Church jam packed with an audience determined to enjoy itself. The evening got off to a rousing start with the spiritual Soon-ah will be done followed by a rafter-raising rendition of Zadok the priest. Performances of Nellie the elephant and The teddy bears' picnic provided light relief, whilst the choir's language skills were on display as we tackled the Welsh classic Diolch I'r Ior. As always, the programme featured our trademark eclectic mix of styles.

For many the highlight of the night was a superb new song, especially written by our accompanist Barrie Cooper to commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI. The soldier is a setting of Rupert Brooke's famous poem, which Barrie has clothed in music of sensitivity and serenity. Each half of the concert finished with a medley of songs: Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel and five numbers form Jesus Christ Superstar.

It was a pleasure for us to welcome Holy Trinity's new rector, Helen Bailey, to the first of what we hope will be many Stuart Singers' concerts. As always, we were delighted to be able to donate money to some deserving local causes, and this summer's beneficiaries were: Allsorts, Home Start and Maggie's.

The evening over, we dismantled the staging, had a good night's sleep, and sang the whole programme again the next evening at St Mary's church in Tetbury!

Rosie-Jane leads
Rosie-Jane leads Walking in
The Air
in Gloucester Cathedral
Four Christmases in two weeks!
With our pair of ever-popular sell-out Minchinhampton concerts, Christmas is alwasy a busy time for the Stuart Singers, but this year we also managed to fit in singing two extra Christmas programmes, at prestigious concerts at Gloucester Cathedral and at Cheltenham Ladies College. Standards like Sleigh Ride and Do You Hear What I Hear, vied with new favourites such as the Ragtime Carol and Christmas Lullaby as audience pleasers, but there's no doubt that Walking in the Air, with 11 year old guest soloist Rosie-Jane Widdowson, was for many one of this year's highights.

Not only were we delighted to be able to help The Listening Post raise money at their Cathedral concert, we also gave away at the two Minchinhampton concerts money which we had raised ourselves, and this Christmas' deserving beneficiaries were Guide Dogs for the Blind, Five Valley Sounds, GRH Intensive Care Unit and Minchinhampton's own Holy Trinity Church.

With the concert season over for another busy year, we'll take a few week's break, before returning in January to begin rehearsing another season of new songs.

£200,000+ RAISED!
Just in time for our Christmas concerts came the welcome news that, since we were founded by Sheila and Gerry Palmer in 1990, we have raised £200,000 for charities and good causes - £200,315.41 to be precise. Congratulations to everyone, but most of all to Sheila and Gerry, who retired from running the choir last year.

 
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