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The choir

The Stondon Singers are a small choir of experienced singers, some 25 strong.

The choir was formed in 1968, initially to perform the works of William Byrd at Stondon Massey, Essex, where the composer spent the last thirty years of his life. Whilst the singers remain committed to the music of the Renaissance, a far broader repertoire is now presented.  The choir enjoys considerable critical acclaim, delivering concerts of a high musical standard.  We have a stable, auditioned membership and singers are attracted from all over Essex and beyond.

We have performed in many venues, including St Paul's, London, our two local cathedrals – Brentwood and Chelmsford – and also those in Southwark and Bury St Edmunds, as well as churches in Ipswich and Belchamp St Paul, Suffolk.  We have sung mass at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge and presented a Handel concert as part of the Chelmsford Cathedral Festival.

The choir gives several concerts a year. These include our regular “Christmas at Blackmore” and the William Byrd Anniversary Concert on the first Tuesday in July.   Performances may be a cappella, accompanied by organ or piano, or with full orchestra and soloists. We are also available to sing at weddings or other events.

Conductor: Hilary Punnett
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7.45 - 10.00pm
The Church of the Ascension in Maltese Road, Chelmsford CM1 2PB

 A brief history of the choir

Chelmsford Clash Diary