Athenaeum Singers

A friendly, welcoming, non-auditioned choir based in  Warminster, Wiltshire.
Nigel Perrin - Honorary President

We have around sixty members who rehearse each Tuesday evening.  We perform two major concerts each year, usually featuring the main choral classics but also including lesser known byways of the choral repertoire.  We also perform contemporary music, including world premiers of commissioned works.

 

Rehearsals for our Christmas 2017 concert commenced on Tuesday 5th September.

See our Events page for details of the wonderful programme we will be presenting. 

New singers-  this is the best time to join us.  See below for details of our trial offer!

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Click to see our 'join us' page    
Special rate for Students        

New members are invited to join us then and enjoy the first three rehearsals without commitment.
Please let us know you are coming-  see details above.

We are seeking a new Musical Director

Extract from our Chairman's letter  August 2017

Sadly it will be Edward’s last full year with us, as he will be leaving after our Elijah summer concert in June 2018. Pressure of work and his many other commitments have led to this decision. We have been very fortunate to enjoy his undoubted skills in leading our singing.  The magic he brings to workshops makes days to remember and our premiere in May of his own composition, “The Mass of The Martyrs”, will never be forgotten, including the standing ovation.

The committee have agreed that ASW  should revert to a single Music Director, who will take the weekly rehearsals, as was the case before Edward came back to help us . We are beginning the process to select a suitable candidate, and by starting this early it will give time for the chosen applicant to re-arrange their schedule, to start in September 2018. You will notice on our calendar that a date for auditions has been set for December 5th which is the Tuesday following our next concert. It is important that you are part of this selection process, so I ask that you make every effort to come on that night. We hope that there will be several applicants, from whom we can choose.

Situation Vacant

The Athenaeum Singers of Warminster in Wiltshire, celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2018, are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic Musical Director to join the choir in September 2018.

We are a non-auditioned, mixed voice choir of some 70 singers, normally performing two concerts a year in Warminster in May/June and November/December.  We generally perform from the classical choral music repertoire and also enjoy new challenges – the choir has in the past performed two World Premieres.  We are looking for someone who will continue the work of our current MD in improving the quality of the choir’s sound and enhancing our enjoyment of singing.

Rehearsals take place at Christchurch, Warminster on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.  For further information on the choir, check out www.athenaeumsingers.com

Please send a CV and covering letter to helen.chapel.farm@gmail.com or by post to the Secretary, Mrs. Helen Schroeder, Chapel Farm, Faulkland, Somerset BA3 5XD. Tel: 01373 834477.  Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st November and interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 December 2017.

 

Our previous concert 20th May 2017 :
Requiem: Faure      Te Deum: Haydn      Mass of the Martyrs: Harry 

Concert 2017 Mass Of Martyrs
Click here to read the review

Our 18th June 2016 concert: 'A Night At The Opera', was a sell-out!

Patrick Arm Stretch Rehearsal
Above photograph: Patrick Barrett inspiring us at a rehearsal

Civic Centre Sold Out Web Size
Above photograph: Patrick Barrett conducting 'A Night at The Opera'.


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