Donation to Mayor’s Charity

This afternoon, Salma Sams and Madeleine Chowne went to see the Worshipful the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Pat Tedder to present her with a cheque for £180 for her charity Sight For Surrey as collected at our Spring Concert. 

Sight For Surrey is an ambitious charity offering support for people who are blind, vision impaired, deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. They work to support individuals and their families, providing specialist services suited to their unique needs

May 10, 2024

Spring 2024 Concert

Surrey Heath Singers delivered a delightful concert on Saturday evening, featuring baritone soloist Ian Helm. The program offered a journey through diverse musical landscapes, lead by our conductor Ed Bonner.

The first half opened with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs,” showcasing Helm’s rich baritone alongside the choir’s nuanced harmonies. It transitioned seamlessly into Charles Villiers Stanford’s evocative “Songs of the Fleet,” a tribute to the seafaring life. The interval provided a welcome respite before returning to Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel,” a poignant exploration of human experience through the eyes of a wanderer.

The second half shifted gears with Frank Bridge’s introspective “Three Miniature Pastorals” for piano, offering a moment of serene reflection, played wonderfully by Geoff Tuson on piano. The concert culminated in Edward Elgar’s “From the Bavarian Highlands,” a vibrant suite capturing the essence of the region, from lively dances to tender lullabies.

Ian Helm’s captivating performance and the choir’s masterful execution made for a truly memorable evening. The thoughtfully curated program offered something for everyone, showcasing the versatility of both the performers and the chosen composers.

Quiz Night

Our General Knowledge Quiz Night

Was held on Saturday 24 February
At  St Paul’s Church, Crawley Ridge, Camberley, GU15 2AD

Supper was delivered by Oysters Fish Bar

Many thanks to Frances and Crispin for organising the Quiz Night event, which was a great success.

Christmas 2023 Concert

Our 2023 Christmas Concert with Wholenotes Community Choir was held on Saturday, December 16, at St Paul’s Church in Camberley. We had a full house and everyone enjoyed our joint concert.

See the post on the SHS Facebook Page

Many thanks to everyone who attended, to everyone who helped make the evening a success. Our special thanks go to Ed Bonner, Alison Wrigley, Geoff Tuson and all those singing up on the stage.

Here are 2 videos – click here and click here

Outreach 2023

In early December, some members of the choir went singing as part of our outreach programme.

Frimley Park Hospital

On Sunday (Dec 3) a group of the choir supported the Chaplaincy at Frimley Park Hospital by providing music and singing at the Memorial Service in the hospital.

 The Knights Foundation

On Tuesday (Dec 5) a group sang carols at Jake’s Playbarn in Sandhurst in support of The Knights Foundation. This local charity provides support and equipment to disabled, deprived or seriously ill children and their families.

Step by Step

On Saturday (Dec 23) we gathered in the wind and cold to sing carols at The Meadows in Blackwater. This was in support of the charity Step by Step which provides support for young homeless people.

Myriad Files

The practice tracks are prepared using the Myriad suite of software from The output is the MP3 files which we use for practice. The Myriad software also produces MYR files. I have started to add the MYR files to the website.

Some singers find using these file which are played using the Melody Player component of the Myriad software is easier for learning the music.

The Melody Player software can be downloaded here for free.

Caution: Using Myriad is not for the inexperienced user, but it is very useful. I will add more information in due course.