Welcome to South Devon Choir
South Devon Choir began singing choral music together in this lovely area in 1871 and our 2021-22 Season marks our 150th Anniversary.
Throughout the decades we have changed and developed to cope with the challenges we have encountered.
We commence our 150th Anniversary Season with an updated look and a welcome return to rehearsals in person once again, initially at a different venue, Central Church, Tor Hill Road, Torquay which is more spacious.
We hope that members old and new will return to sing and practice one of the all-time great choral favourites, Handel’s Messiah, which we will be singing in concert on Saturday 11 December 2021 at St Matthias Church, Wellswood, Torquay starting at 7pm.
Tickets are available online and via choir members or on the door.
About South Devon Choir
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 and 21st century compositions.
Following the virus outbreak and lockdown in March 2020 we took to singing online via Microsoft Teams. Our lockdown repertoire took us on a wide ranging journey from Tchaikovski’s Tebe Poem and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle to O Waly Waly, You’ll Never Walk Alone and the James Bond Theme.
We started 2021 in a new lockdown but with plenty of hope and enthusiasm and rehearsing Haydn’s magical and magnificent “The Creation”. Along the way we have had online coffee mornings, an online risotto cook-along with our Director of Music, quizzes and bring your own cream teas and not forgetting that our Hon. Secretary has kept us up to date with a regular weekly newsletter.
We welcome new members. We are a friendly, non-audition choir and would be very pleased to have you along to try us out and hopefully, to join.
Do get in touch if you would like more information – New Members
And before Corona Virus – a proper concert