2019 Spring Concert

Barclays House Choir presents its spring concert on Saturday 18 May at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Church Road, Ashley Cross, Poole, BH14 0NN. The first half of the concert features the much-loved Mozart Requiem and the second half is entitled ‘A Night at the Opera’. The choir is delighted to be joined by 4 experienced vocal soloists: Caroline Thomas, Emily James, Andrew Morris and Michael Dewis, as well as the wonderful St Peter’s Orchestra. Tickets, priced £12 (concessions available) can be reserved by telephone (01202 552571) or purchased on the door.



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.

Date for your diary
Saturday May 18th 2019 – Barclays House Choir Spring Concert – St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, Poole



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.

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Rehearsals Restart

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.


New Musical Director

The Committee members of Barclays House Choir are pleased to announce that Helen Brind has been appointed as the Choir’s new musical director.

Helen has led the Weymouth Choral Society for many years and will add the Barclays House Choir leadership to that responsibility. She will be helping the choir prepare for the Choir’s Christmas Concert, which will take place on Sunday 14th December 2014 at St Peter’s Church, Lower Parkstone, Poole, commencing 7:30pm.

Full biographical details will be found in our about us section.

We take this opportunity to welcome Helen to our numbers.