The Waverley Singers are a British choral society based in Farnham, Surrey directed by Richard Pearce. We perform about four concerts a year with professional accompaniment in a variety of venues in the Surrey/Hampshire borders. Please see our web site www.waverleysingers.com for details of concerts or how to join as a singer.
The Waverley Singers is a choral society based in Farnham, with members and supporters from a wide area of Surrey and Hampshire. We are a long-established, friendly and enterprising choir of about 90 singers, giving concerts to a high standard. Our aim is to share the joy of choral music!
We perform four or more concerts a year, in Farnham, Alton and elsewhere in West Surrey and East Hampshire, with professional direction, soloists and instrumentalists, as well as occasional more distant events and tours.
When we have been permitted to rehearse in person during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have asked all members to complete a COVID checklist form, and as numbers have been restricted, to book an available place online. If you would like to attend a rehearsal to try us out, please contact [email protected].
When we resume full rehearsals, we will ask new members to take a simple audition. Annual subscriptions are £160 payable in September. We can also accept instalments and we have special schemes and rates for young singers.
Waverley Singers aim to share the joy of choral singing by rehearsing, socialising and performing together. We rehearse and perform with professional accompaniment and direction, and engage professional soloists, orchestras and instrumental groups for our major concerts, usually one or two a year.
As well as our own performances, we sometimes collaborate with other choirs, such as the Romsey Choral Society with which we presented the Verdi Requiem 'home' and 'away', in Guildford Cathedral and Romsey Abbey, in recent years. We also arrange occasional open events, such as a workshop on Bach's great Mass in B minor, held in January 2020, which attracted almost 150 singers.
We aim to arrange a tour of some sort in alternate years, the most recent being in 2019 when we visited Vienna and Slovakia. For obvious reasons, we were unable to arrange trips in 2020 and 2021, but hope that plans can be made for 2022 and beyond.