The Quayside Choir is delighted to have been invited to sing at Kingston Lacy during the festive season. The house and gardens are going to be suitably decorated and lit for a beautiful seasonal experience.
The choir will be one of many local groups providing entertainment for visitors during this time. We will be singing outside on Saturday 2nd December at 4.00-4.15 pm and 4.30-4.45 pm. Come along, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the music.
Saturday 2nd March 2024 10.00am-4.30pm
Come & Sing:
Extracts from Carl Orff’s
Upton Community Centre
Poole Road, Upton
The Quayside Choir at Upton Country Park Christmas Craft Fair 2023
The Quayside Choir is delighted to have been invited to sing seasonal music at Upton Country Park House at their Christmas Craft Fair weekend. We will be singing on Sunday 26th November 2023 at 2.00pm and at 3.00pm. We hope to see you there!
THE QUAYSIDE CHOIR PRESENTS:
‘Joy to the World!’ – A Christmas Concert with Carols for All
SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER 2023, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2EG
JOIN US AND SING! THE QUAYSIDE CHOIR IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
Th Quayside Choir meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Wimborne Road, Poole. We are seeking to welcome new members who share our love of singing. For more information please contact our chairman, Sue Easton, on 07553 466517.
23rd April 2023 – The Quayside Choir and The Choir of The Church of the Transfiguration – The Church of the Transfiguration, Chaddesley Glen, Poole, BH13 7PF – Free entry with retiring collection
Choral Workshop – Saturday 18 March 2023 1.30-5.00pm – Vivaldi : Gloria – at Upton Community Centre with guest director SIMON EARL, Director of Music, Organist & Master of the Choristers, Christchurch Priory
We’re pleased to have been invited to contribute to two concerts taking place at St Mary’s Church, Wimborne Road, Poole. One is for the Church’s Christmas concert on Friday 2 December and the second is for Poole Hospital’s Christmas Service on Wednesday 14 December. Both events start at 7pm and we will be singing a selection of pieces from our seasonal repertoire. We hope to see you there.
The Quayside Choir at Upton Country Park Christmas Craft Fair 2022
The Quayside Choir is delighted to have been invited to sing seasonal music at Upton Country Park House at their Christmas Craft Fair weekend. We will be singing on Sunday 20th November 2022 at 1.15-2.00pm and at 2.30-3.00pm. We hope to see you there!
The Quayside Choir is delighted to be presenting a concert of Christmas music at St Mary’s RC Church on Saturday 17 December at 7.30pm. The choir will be accompanied by Ewa Irek and we are pleased to be joined by special guests The Parry String Quartet who will provide some seasonal instrumental items. The programme covers a wide range of music in different styles, Christmas music old and new and ample opportunity 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 are priced at £12 including refreshments. To reserve your tickets please email quaysidechoir at yahoo.com (amend as appropriate / spam avoidance) or telephone Helen on 07875 919373.
On Saturday 14 May, The Quayside Choir is presenting a Concert for Spring at Gussage All Saints’ Church. The choir will be singing a wide range of repertoire from madrigals and part songs through to jazz standards and musical theatre, as well as a tribute to the Queen in her Jubilee year and a nod at ‘The Last Night of the Proms.’ The choir is delighted to be joined by their accompanist, Ewa Irek, and two special guests, Eleanor Riley (soprano) and Louise Dukes (piano accordion). With refreshments included in the ticket price of £10, come along and enjoy a glass of wine and a full and varied programme of music. Tickets are available from Chris King on 01258 840255 or the choir’s secretary on 01202 552571.
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The Quayside Choir will join with the church choir at The Church of the Transfiguration, Chaddesley Glen, Poole, BH17 7PF for a performance of the Faure Requiem. Organist Ewa Irek will accompany for this special Good Friday event. Entry is free, with a retiring collection please.
The Quayside Choir is delighted to be joining Weymouth Choral Society for their performance of the much-loved Faure Requiem, and extracts from Handel’s Messiah, on Saturday 2 April 2022. The concert will take place at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church, 58 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, DT4 0BJ. The singers will be joined by soloists Andrew Mayor (baritone) and Lizzie Peacock (soprano) with accompanist Louise Dukes and trumpeter Winston Leese. Tickets are priced at £12 (under 16s free) and can be bought via the Weymouth Choral Society website (www.weymouthchoralsociety.org.uk) or by telephoning 07712 135150.
A Christmas Concert with Carols for All
Saturday 11 December 2021 at All Saints’ Church, Gussage All Saints, Wimborne, BH21 5HD
The Quayside Choir (formerly Barclays House Choir) is delighted to be presenting a concert of Christmas music at Gussage All Saints’ Church on Saturday 11 December at 7.30pm. The choir will be joined by The Parry String Quartet, soprano soloist Eleanor Riley, trumpeter Winston Leese and accompanist/organist John Radford. The programme covers a wide range of music in different styles, including the sparkling ‘Carol of the Bells’, the ever-lovely ‘O Holy Night!’ the rousing ‘Gaudete!’ and many more seasonal pieces. 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 are priced at £8, to include seasonal refreshments. To reserve your tickets contact Chris King or Chris Payne on 01258 840255 or the choir’s secretary on 01202 552571.
Just before the Lockdown crisis, and after over 40 years as Barclays House Choir, we were advised by Barclays Bank that they could no longer support the group financially as they were formerly disbanding their Arts Council, through which our funding had been secured. We are grateful to Barclays for enabling us to sing together for so long. Undeterred, we are now re-named as The Quayside Choir and continue to offer a great musical and social activity for the people of Poole and the surrounding area.
Helen Brind, our musical director since 2014, remains at the helm. Rehearsals have moved to St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Wimborne Road, Poole, where we meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm. The choir is going through the process of applying for charitable status and aims to continue to stage its own concerts and to participate in other community events in the area. Repertoire, as always, will consist of a wide variety of music both sacred and secular. Watch this space for information of our events and activities!
Please see a recent concert review
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