The Leconfield Singers

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Our new programme starts on Wednesday 3rd January!

We are always looking for new members, so if you’d like to join us please go to our Contact page for more details.

 About Us

The Leconfield Singers is a mixed-voice choir of around 100 members based in the charming market town of Petworth in the heart of the South Downs National Park, West Sussex, in the South of England.  Our repertoire is mainly classical but we have also performed opera choruses and songs from contemporary musicals, in venues ranging from cathedrals to a summer garden.

We are a charity (No. 1152725) dedicated to promoting music, the arts and culture within our local community and as such we are non-profit making.

In June 2015 we performed our summer concert to a full audience at Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex, and have taken our repertoire on tour to France, the Loire Valley and Normandy, Tuscany in Italy.  Last summer we went on tour to Ghent in Belgium during their famous music festival, and our performance at Ghent Cathedral received a standing ovation from a packed audience.  In May 2016 we joined forces with 2 other choirs and performed Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall in London, again to a full audience, an experience we will be hoping to repeat in May 2019 when we will be performing Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius there.

In May of this year we returned once again to a full audience at the beautiful Arundel Cathedral, this time singing Mozart’s Requiem and various works from Handel, including Zadok the Priest, in an amazing atmosphere, and we brought our programme back recently to our home town of Petworth after our tour in Belgium.

After our annual Christmas concert (and this year our Matinee too!) at St Mary’s in Petworth, next Summer (May 12th 2018) we are very excited to be performing for the first time in Chichester Cathedral, where we will be singing The Creation by Haydn.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musical Supervision

 

Graham Wili

Musical Director

Graham is an experienced conductor, teacher and performer, and has taken choirs from humble beginnings to singing throughout Europe and performing on the London stage. He is passionate about making music accessible to everyone, and his energy and expertise ensure that singing together is both fun and educational, with members benefiting from his expert vocal tuition.

 

 

Joanna Kent

Accompanist

Jo studied the piano with Patricia Carroll at the Royal College of Music in London and specialised in accompaniment with John Blakely. She has performed at the Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James Piccadilly, and also spent many hours tinkling the ivories at Harrods and various top London hotels. Jo is also a music and piano teacher.