Welcome

The Chantry Singers is a friendly Guildford based chamber choir, specialising in high-quality performances of imaginative choral programmes.

Our enthusiasm for singing remained undiminished despite all the challenges due to Covid. We produced several videos, which you can find on Youtube, including our Christmas 2020 recording Farnham Youth Choir, Hart Voices and The Chantry Singers - "The Angels' Song" - by Roy Rashbrook - YouTube. Zoom rehearsals were used to put together a repertoire of short pieces of music that could be used for impromptu concerts or as encore pieces. A pared down choir sang this new repertoire to a small audience of family and friends in June 2021 - it gives a good impression of the range of repertoire we tackle albeit in bite-sized pieces! Chantry Singers - Summer Concert 2021 - YouTube

On November 27th we held a successful concert at St Nicolas Church in Guildford, where a sizeable audience braved the Arctic wind on the day to hear a varied repertoire from Monteverdi, Viadana and Victoria to a new composition from Roy Rashbrook, our conductor. The second half featured one work, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a jazz Cantata written by Tim Price. Tim wrote this while at school with Roy, and together they revised and re-orchestrated it in 2019. We were due to sing this in 2020, but Covid put paid to those plans.

We are now looking forward to a major music workshop on early Venetian music for singers and instrumentalists at the Royal Grammar School in Guildford on Saturday January 15th 2022. This will be used as an introduction for our next concert which will take place on March 26th, featuring the repertoire studied at the Workshop. Please use the link below for further details of this exciting event and to book tickets.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-of-venice-tickets-212538176407

If you would like to join us or to hear us sing please use the Contact Us link at the head of this page. We look forward to hearing from you!

"We very much enjoyed the concert on Sat...... the intonation and blend of voices was really good. It was an interesting programme and worked really well in that church."

"There was such a balanced sound, wonderful diction (perfect german pronunciation!) and homogeneity and commitment ....... the difficult chords of the Sanders piece were fantastic and performed so well by you all..."