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Rehearsals Resume

At long last we are able to resume proper rehearsals and have concerts planned for the Christmas period. The first rehearsal of the term is scheduled for Tuesday 26th  August.

New Musical Director Required

The Beaumaris Singers of Newport, Shropshire are seeking to appoint a new Musical Director. Owing to work commitments our current MD has reluctantly given notice.

We are an auditioned SATB chamber choir numbering less than 30, well-established in the area. We perform a wide-ranging repertoire that includes classical choral music, secular part-songs and more up to date music from the world of jazz and musical shows.

We are looking for someone to continue the good work of our present MD and further develop the choir’s sound. The MD will have the ability to develop choir members, a clear communication style and good people skills.

Beaumaris Singers currently perform around three main concerts a year, in a range of venues across the local area.

We benefit from the services of an experienced accompanist at rehearsals and concerts, and occasionally engage a small professional ensemble and soloists. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings in Cosy Hall, Newport, which is a large modern facility with a well-maintained Yamaha grand piano.

Remuneration will be by negotiation, dependent upon experience and qualifications. We are hoping to appoint the successful candidate to start preferably in early 2020, or later by agreement.

Please apply to: [email protected] enclosing your CV, by Sunday November 10th.

Christmas Concert featured on Harper Adams website

Over the last few years, links between the Beaumaris Singers and students from Harper Adams University have been growing stronger, and we have been delighted to welcome many students as members of our choir.

Choir Director Simon Collins, said: “The Beaumaris Singers have been pleased to welcome students from Harper Adams over the last few years and we look forward to sharing their efforts with the University at our Edgmond concert.”

We’re delighted that the University has featured our Christmas concert on their website – you can read more here:

Beaumaris Singers at Old Tyme Market

On Friday (19th June) the Beaumaris Singers were represented at Newport’s annual Old Tyme Market by Simonie, Peter, Helen M and Helen C.

We enjoyed a prime spot next to Aldi, who were giving away free cake all evening in advance of their opening in August!

Helen & Beaumaris Singers at the Newport Old Tyme Market - 19Jun2015

Festive Concert Raises Funds for Chetwynd Church Spire

Newport-based mixed voice chamber choir the Beaumaris Singers will be visiting St Michael’s Church in Lilleshall on December 6th with a festive concert to raise funds for the Chetwynd Church Spire Fund.

Starting at 7pm, the programme will include ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ and a selection of choir and audience festive favourites.

The Beaumaris Singers will be led by Simon Collins, Director of Music, with organ accompaniment, and the audience will be invited to join the choir in song.

Tickets, priced at £8, are available from choir members (01952 820851) and on the door. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

Full details are available on the Event page here.

Respected Choir brings Choral Classics to Lilleshall

Beaumaris Singers at Lilleshall

A number of the Beaumaris Singers prepare for their Lilleshall concert

Newport-based mixed voice chamber choir the Beaumaris Singers will be visiting St Michael’s Church in Lilleshall on October 11th with a concert of Choral Classics as the first concert of their 26th season.

The concert will start at 7pm and all are welcome – there will be something for everyone to enjoy, from Rutter’s ‘Gaelic Blessing’ to Bruckner’s ‘Locus Iste’ and many other items including Bach, Fauré, Haydn, Byrd, Tallis and Purcell.

The Beaumaris Singers will be led by Simon Collins, Director of Music, with organ accompaniment, in the magnificent setting of this Norman church with its fine two-manual organ, installed in 1891.

Tickets, priced at £8, are available from Fran Taylor (01952 604718), choir members (01952 820851) and on the door. Refreshments will be served.

Further details here.

Choir opens doors at Bruckner workshop

C+S 2013A mixed voice chamber choir is throwing open its doors at a singing workshop.

The respected Beaumaris Singers are starting their 26th season with a ‘Come and Sing’ day that is open to all. It’s a good opportunity for people, young and old, to try out their musical skills, however small, and enjoy the emotional power of singing together.

Along with the choir, visitors will be learning and performing some of Bruckner’s most beautiful motets all in one day.

Bruckner wrote over thirty motets, inspired by his intense religious faith. For a 19th Century Austrian composer, they are surprisingly modern, having harmonic scrunches, dynamic contrasts and antique modalities. Perhaps these features make the motets interesting and yet easier to sing than is often thought.

With the help of accompanist, Pam Pickford, the musical Director Simon Collins will carefully guide singers towards a performance at 4.30pm that will be free for all to attend.

Booking in advance is advised by visiting  or phoning Mike Carter on 01743 233893.  The event will be on Saturday 20th September starting at 10.30am and ending at around 5.00pm.  It is to be held at Cosy Hall, Water Lane, Newport. TF10 7LD