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 under Chantry Singers Guildford. Zoom rehearsals were used to put together a repertoire of short pieces of music that wre sung by a pared down choir sang this new repertoire to a small audience of family and friends in June 2021.
On November 27th we held a successful concert at St Nicolas Church in Guildford. This featured 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 (a schoolfriend of Roy's).
On Saturday January 15th 2022 we held a successful major music workshop on early Venetian music for singers and instrumentalists. The repertoire was used on March 26th for our concert at St Nicolas Church, 1-3 Bury Street.
On July 3rd we are teaming up again with the folk duo Ninebarrow with whom we have performed before. Details of this concert are on the front page of this website
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..."