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Based in Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire, we give about a dozen concerts a year, raising money for local charities and deserving causes. Now 62 strong, we have a wide and constantly changing repertoire which spans spirituals, theatre, sacred and secular, classical and modern.

Fundraising
In our 25 years, we have helped raise well over £240,000 for charity - either through our own concerts, or through singing at events organised by the charities themselves. We sing throughout Gloucestershire and further afield - sometimes abroad.

Interested in joining us?
We are always on the look out for enthusiastic singers or, if you'd rather do something behind the scenes, supporters. More details here. If you are interested in joining the choir or helping us in any way you can email Paul Hubbard or call him on 01453 542684.

Organising a concert?
Email Sue Wise or ring her on 01285 762800 if you are interested in us singing for you.

Press and Publicity Contact
If you need to find out more about the Stuart Singers, email Leonora Rozee or call her on 07774 836004.

More news
Visit the Archive page for previous stories from the Stuart Singers.

Making Music


The Stuart Singers are members of Making Music

Our Next Concert

Upton St Leonards, Village Hall
on Saturday 30 September 2017
at 7:30pm

For tickets email Lynn Bevis.


Nutcracker Jingles
Silver Jubilee!!
Amazingly, 2017 sees us celebrating our 25th anniversary! In May 1992 twenty two nervous singers gave their first concert in Minchinhampton, led by our founder Gerry Palmer. Since then we've gone from strength to strength and have raised over £240,000 for good causes. There are 62 of us now, including Gerry's wife Sheila, who is proud to still be singing with us as our only remaining founder member. Over the years we've sung hundreds of different songs in hundreds of different venues, but always with the same enthusiasm.

Nutcracker Jingles
Stuart Singers Juniors (& mums!)
To celebrate we put on a cracking, well-supported pair of summer concerts in Minchinhampton's Holy Trinity Church and Malmesbury Abbey, featuring our usual vibrant mix of vocal styles and eras - from Chattanooga Choo Choo to Grease by way of a French opera, an English madrigal, a spirited spiritual and plenty of other delights. Stars of the show, of course, were the new Stuart Singers Juniors, five young ladies who wowed our audiences with their debut three numbers, and just a little help from their proud mums!

During our Minchinhampton concert we were proud to present cheques to these very worthwhile local organisations: the Amberley 1st Guides, OPENHouse and Severn View Food Project.

Nutcracker Jingles
Stealing the show - ballet dancers Willum and Eleanor.
Jingle all the way...
Our annual December concerts in Minchinhampton's Holy Trinity Church began this year with the exuberant Sing a Joyful Song of Christmas, sung to a full house on Friday evening and a well-filled church on Saturday. After getting the party going with Holiday Rock, we were treated to extended solos from Nancy Isaac during excerpts from The Messiah and Erika Jones in Memory. We ended the first half with a revival of our popular comedy number The Making of a Choir, followed by the rousing medley from the show The Music Man.

Stand out numbers from our second half were the heartfelt Fix You, ever-popular O Holy Night, a cheeky Cool Yule from a group of our ladies, the joyously powerful We've Got Good News to Tell and our fun finale, an arrangement of three silly Christmas songs by our accompanist Barrie Cooper. Despite the choir donning bizarre festive headgear for this last set of numbers, our show had already been well and truly stolen from us earlier in the half by the three young ballet dancers - Eleanor, Tallulah and Willum - who danced with such skill and aplomb in Nutcracker Jingles, an unlikely combination of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet music and Jingle Bells. Isn't there an old adage about the dangers of performing with children?

As always we are delighted to be able to make donations to worthwhile local causes, and at these concerts they were: the Stroud Court, Minchinhampton, Nelson Trust, Stroud Foodbank and our hosts, Holy Trinity Church.

 
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