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Our next music programme starts on Wednesday 17th May at 8pm at the United Reformed Church, Petworth….
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The Leconfield Singers is a mixed-voice choir of over 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, to the Loire Valley and Normandy. Last summer we went on tour to Tuscany with performances at Pistoia and Lucca Cathedrals, as well as the beautiful Basilica di Santo Spirito in central Florence, and in May 2016 we joined forces with 2 other choirs and performed Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall in London to a full audience.
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 are now preparing for our next tour, performing in various cathedrals and churches in Belgium during the lively Ghent Festival for the summer, when we will be singing Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater amongst other works from Bach and Handel, a programme that we will also be bringing home to our very own Petworth at the Sacred Heart Church in September 2017.
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.