Led by charismatic conductor Ben Parry, our new choir, Aldeburgh Voices has been quick to establish itself as a high-quality ensemble, with regular appearances in the Festival and Aldeburgh Music’s acclaimed year-round programme of events.
The choir follows in the tradition of Benjamin Britten’s festival chorus from the earliest days of the Aldeburgh Festival and the Britten–Pears Chamber Choir.
In 2016, performances included Fauré and Duruflé Requiems in Orford Church at Easter, Britten’s A.M.D.G as part of a beautiful concert in the Aldeburgh Festival in Blythburgh Church, Come and Sing Grease, Britten Weekend with the Richard Alston Dance Company and to finish Handel’s Messiah and the second Sing Christmas event as part of Aldeburgh Music’s Christmas Weekend.
In 2017, we’re looking forward to singing Vaughan Williams in an Easter Weekend Concert, a concert in the Aldeburgh Festival, a Come and Sing project during the Snape Proms as well as participating in the Britten Weekend in October and the Christmas weekend.
Made up of the best choral singers in the region, ambitions are high but the atmosphere is welcoming and supportive.
Rehearsals are every Thursday 7.30–9.30pm at Snape Maltings.
Auditions will take place in the Recital Room at Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings, on the evenings of 27 January and 2, 7, 9 February. There will also be one evening of auditions in Ipswich on a date to be confirmed.
Auditions are about 10 minutes long and very informal. We simply ask you to bring a piece of your own choice (any style, accompanied or unaccompanied), you will be asked to sing some simple exercises such as sight-reading and you will be sent a short piece to prepare one week before the audition.
If you wish to audition, please email Fay Jennett on firstname.lastname@example.org.