Welcome to South Devon Choir
South Devon Choir began singing choral music together in this lovely area in the 1870s and throughout the decades we have changed and developed to cope with the challenges we have encountered.
We are a large choir and every Thursday, until the Corona Virus outbreak, we gathered at St Pauls Church Hall, Torquay Road, Preston, Paignton to learn works ranging from Bizet’s Te Deum and Handel’s Messiah to Horawitz and Flanders’ Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo and Karl Jenkins The Armed Man. In fact nearly all the historical oratorios, cantatas and choral works have been performed at concerts as well as 20th century compositions.
However, following the virus outbreak and lockdown in March 2020 we have taken to singing online via Microsoft Teams and we still meet each Thursday to practice. Our lockdown repertoire has so far taken us from Tchaikovski’s Tebe Poem to O Waly Waly and You’ll Never Walk Alone.
We start 2021 in a new lockdown but with plenty of hope and enthusiasm and, with the roll out of the vaccination programme, perhaps a return to singing together properly sometime later on this year. With fingers and toes crossed we have started rehearsing Haydn’s magical and magnificent “The Creation”.
We welcome new members and its never to late to come along and take part* – we find ladies are particularly enthusiastic and you will be most welcome but we’d love some men to join us too- basses, baritones and tenors are all equally welcome. Do get in touch if you would like more information – New Members
And before Corona Virus – a proper concert