Founded in 1996, the Girls’ Choir is an important part of the music at Romsey Abbey. It comprises 22 girls aged between 10 and 18 years old. The Girls’ Choir sings at the Shorter Eucharist service and Evensong with the men in the evening on the first Sunday in the month, and at key festival times throughout the year with the men and boys.
The girls in the choir work hard, increasing their repertoire and always striving to further improve their already high standard of singing. They rehearse once a week during term times and their main aim is to complement the work of the main Abbey Choir and to provide music of a high standard for all of the services in which they participate. They have taken part in concerts over the years.
Diane Williams, who originally founded the choir, returned in September 2011 to August 2015, in succession to Daphne Lindsell, who led it from April 2001 to July 2011. George Richford took over as the Romsey Abbey Musical Director in September 2015
Entry to the Girls’ Choir is by audition and new members may join at any time of the year. Some musical experience is helpful, for example the ability to play a musical instrument, but the important factor is the ability to sing in tune, together with enthusiasm for singing and a willingness to work hard.
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