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!