About Us


Our choir been going now for 27 years and we perform two concerts a year. A spring/summer in June and the Christmas concert in December. Our repertoire is varied with both sacred and secular and includes light hearted to full choral pieces.

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Glyn has worked extensively with groups of all ages but has particularly enjoyed his fifteen plus years with the Kingston U3A singers. His main goals are to work to the highest standard possible and above all for us to enjoy ourselves!

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Chairman - Roger Dench, Treasurer - Colin Smith, Secretary - Liz Landon.

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Concerts


Concerts
Kingston U3A Singers in Concert

We usually perform 2 concerts a year, a spring/summer concert in June and our Christmas concert in December.
Music is varied, both secular and sacred.
The repertoire is very mixed with music ranging from classic British folk songs, early music works, standards from the American and British song books through Victoriana, films and shows to modern living composers.

Next Concert:

Unfortunately our Summer concert this year is cancelled due to the Covid-17 virus. The 'social distancing' severely restricted our rehearsal schedule and as most choirs found we are unable to present a full programme due to government restrictions.
However we are looking forward to the next term and hopefully we will return to the New Malden Methodist Church, 49 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4BY for our Christmas Concert in December 2020.
More details will emerge as future arrangements firm up.
But do get in contact with us at any time. Either call or check our website for more detailed information such as tickets sales etc.
Contact Helga on 020 83978712 or Roger on 07759 020433

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Singers Welcomed


U3A Mission Statement:

"Membership of a U3A is open to all in their third age, which is defined not by a particular age but by a period in life in which full time employment has ceased."


The choir meet locally on Thursday mornings

at 10.30am to 12.30pm at :

Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton, KT6 4BN.


The hall has a large free car park and with local bus stops outside.

(large car park and bus stops for 65,71,281,465,671, 965, K1, K2 and K3)


This very friendly 4 Part Choir (SATB) is looking to recruit more voices for our future concerts. We sing various different styles of music ranging from sacred to secular, classical to modern.

All are welcome.

There is no formal audition and you don’t need to be able to sight read but if you can hold a tune and, hopefully, remember a fair amount of it for the next time, that’s good enough for us. Maybe a willingness to practice between rehearsals but above all, an enthusiasm for music making.

All music is provided and, with a refreshment break it’s a chance to come and meet and make new friends. A quarterly charge is levied to cover the choir’s expenses.

If you are interested then do come along to a Thursday rehearsal or speak to Helga Randall on 020 8397 8712 or Roger Dench on 07759 020433 else:

enquiries@kingston-U3A-Singers.com

secretary@kingston-U3A-Singers.com


Or fill in your details and questions and submit to us via the contacts Page 

Contact


  • Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton, KT6 4BN

News/Information


Dates for 2020

Dates for concerts next year: For summer concert: Cancelled due to coronavirus/ At the time of writing our 2020 Christmas concert will go ahead and it will be on Friday 12th December 2020

Semi Chorus (Consort)

We would like to develop a small semi chorus/consort from within the choir. Suggest 6 to 8 singers , one or two from each part, to offer a separate spot at concerts , (so the choir can have a rest!!) or to sing at local venues/concerts in promoting the choir. All yet to be discussed and finalised but if interested do have a word with Roger.

Committee Meetings

Our committee meeting on 6th April is now postponed until later in the year. New date to be organised.

Coronavirus

Early March. At the end of a recent rehearsal Glyn talked of the possible effects of the coronavirus hitting our rehearsal schedule. And he’s right of course, we are all members of the U3A and as singers we are probably the most vulnerable choir locally. Consequently due to the social restrictions, all the rehearsals leading up to June/July 2020 have been cancelled likewise our concert in June. Watch this space for updates regarding our return.

Quotes

"Only when I was singing did I feel loved" - Maria Callas "My essential purpose in singing is to help the listener understand reality" - Pete Seeger "For me, singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth" - Edith Piaf

Corona Quiz

Q A string quartet contains 2 violins - True or False Q What is the opening song in the musical "Caberet"? Q Born 7th September 1936 - Died 3rd February 1959 Who was this legendary singer/songwriter?

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