Our next Concert is….
Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Chichester Cathedral
The Leconfield Singers is a thriving 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.
We have performed concerts to full audiences in our home town of Petworth at the beautiful St. Mary’s Church, as well as Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex. We have taken our repertoire on tour to France, Tuscany in Italy, and last summer we went on tour to Ghent in Belgium during their famous music festival. We were also delighted to join forces with Dorset House School choir in December 2017 and perform an extra Matinée concert in order to fulfill demand for our Christmas Concerts!
In May 2016 we joined forces with 2 other choirs and performed Verdi’s Requiem to a full audience at the Royal Festival Hall in London, an experience we will be hoping to repeat in May 2019 when we will be performing Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, performing as part of English Philharmonia Chorus.
For our next concert (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!
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.
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.