SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER, ST PETER’S CHURCH, PARKSTONE, 7.30pm
Barclays House Choir presents its annual Christmas concert at St Peter’s Church, Ashley Cross, Poole, on Sunday 16 December at 7.30pm. The choir will be joined by soprano soloist Sarah Palfreman-Kay and accompanied by the St Peter’s Orchestra who will also provide instrumental interludes including the fast and festive ‘Sleigh Ride’ and a sparkling medley of Christmas tunes entitled ‘A Christmas Festival’. The programme covers a wide range of music in different styles, with a selection from Handel’s oratorio ‘Messiah’ (including the rousing ‘Hallelujah’ chorus), the sparkling ‘Carol of the Bells’, the ever-lovely ‘Silent Night’ and an up-beat version of ‘We 3 Kings.’ With ample opportunities for audience participation in several traditional carols, this promises to be an enjoyable and entertaining evening as we explore both the contemplative and celebratory themes of Christmas. Tickets, priced £12 (concessions available) can be reserved by telephone (01202 552571) or purchased on the door.
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Saturday May 18th 2019 – Barclays House Choir Spring Concert – St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, Poole
BARCLAYS HOUSE CHOIR IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
Barclays House Choir, a combined workplace and community choir, meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm at Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole. New members are welcome at any time during the term and do not have to take an audition, merely have a love of singing and a willingness to learn. The choir is particularly in need of more tenors and basses at the moment but would love to hear from any potential new members. For more details please see the website www.bhchoir.org.uk or telephone our Chairman, Siobhan, on 07854 803613.
Barclays House Spring Concert 2018 will be on Saturday 19th May 7:30pm at St Peter’s Church, Lower Parkstone, Poole. See details on main part of website concerts section.
Barclays House Choir raised £62.37 for Poole Hospital Charity by Carol Singing at Christmas
Our Christmas Concert will take place at St Peter’s Church, Lower Parkstone, Poole on Sunday December 10th commencing at 7:30pm. We will be accompanied by the St Peter’s Orchestra and will feature Carols for All.
Start your Christmas by attending.
Tickets priced at a maximum of £10 will be available on the door.
Barclays House Choir will be holding their 2016 traditional Christmas concert with “Carols for All” at St Peter’s Church, Lower Parkstone, Poole on Sunday 11th December 2016 commencing at 7:30pm.
Full details to follow.
We restart rehearsals on Tuesday 20th September at Poole Grammar School commencing 7:30pm. If you wish to join or just try a few reheasals please contact us via the join us option.
Details of our 40th Anniversary Concert can now be found on our website in the concerts section.
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The Choir will not be rehearsing on Tuesday 7th April. All other rehearsal will take place as normal.
Rehearsals restart on Tuesday 13th January at Baden Powell School.
We will be rehearsing for our Spring Concert.
Howard Goodall – Eternal Light
Vivaldi – Gloria
Vaughan Williams – Let all the world (Antiphon)
Please arrive early to collect your music.
There will be no rehearsal on Tuesday 28th October. Rehearsals will recommence on November 4th.
We are aware of problems occurring with the website. Theses are being investigated and it is hoped access can be restore to auxiliary pages asap.
The site should now be fully up not just the homepage. Many apologies.
We are aware of the server not responding message being displayed instead of the programmes. This is being looked into.
UPDATE: The problem is only effecting Internet Explorer 9 and below. Other browsers display correctly.
UPDATE: We are still working on a solution
UPDATE: An alternative method is now provided if the original method does not work. However it is recommended you update your browser. Click here to read explanations of how. XP and Vista users may need to move to an alternative to internet explorer.
Dates have now been added to the repertoire page. We are still investigating concerts prior to the mid 1990’s.
The AGM scheduled for the 9th September has been postponed. Rehearsals will begin on 16th September as planned. It is hoped to hold the AGM in early October. Notice will be sent out/handed out in the near future.
The menu structure of the website has been updated to a nested format to allow for additional items.
A choir calendar has been added under the members menu item. This will carry dates mostly for members use but will also show concert and other dates.
The website has been updated in accordance with EU legislation re cookies and the share it option has been changed to avoid intrusive cookies use.
To avoid confusion bhchoir.co.uk (Barclays House Choir) have no connection to Barton Hills Choir USA who appear in various places (eg YouTube) as bhchoir. We wish them well in their endeavours. Their URL is www.bartonhillschoir.org.
Rehearsals will recommence on Tuesday 16th September, Baden Powell School 7:30pm.
The promised new website is now live. Apologies if you have tried to access the website over the past few days. Problems occurred with re-directing the website on Sunday night and it has taken a few days for our hosting company to investigate the problem and correct it. In the process some routes to the old website were lost thus removing service. I am waiting an explanation from the management as too what happened and why it took so long to fix.
Also added to the website are recordings from the past and copies of all programmes since Spring 2005. The secure area for members does not now exist. If there is a perceived need for this in the future it will be re-implemented.
The new website is written in WordPress and it is much easier to manage. This website was written in about 10 hours total, albeit using much of the text from the old, amended as required. Having never used WordPress before the steep learning curve which happened with the old Joomla site did not materialise.
Choir news will be distributed via this blog and also by twitter (@bhchoir). Watch this space for important announcements over the following few days/weeks.