Andover Ladies Choir

Andover Ladies Choir


Andover Ladies Choir

Winners of Show Song and Sacred Classes MidSomerset Festival 2020

Andover Ladies Choir is a 3-part harmony choir of 32 ladies from Andover, Hampshire.

Formed in September 2017, rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings in term time, 7.30-9.30pm, in Thruxton Memorial Hall, SP11 8LZ.

Repertoire is varied with folk songs, pop ballads, musical theatre and classical songs. Your first rehearsal is free, with no audition required, so do come along and join us. We are a friendly group of women who love singing great music to high standards. 

We do have space for Sopranos and Altos currently, please phone or email if you are interested in becoming a member of our choir and we can discuss options for joining.

We have now completed our fourth year of rehearsals and have performed in 18 concerts, raising £350 for the Countess of Brecknock Hospice, performing in the Mayor’s Variety Show, raising £960 for Upper Chute Church, singing in the Andover Rocks Fundraiser raising £539, and performing in the Anton Rotary Variety Show that raised £2000 for Countess of Brecknock Hospice in 2018, and funds in 2019 for Andover young Carers. We sang in the Andover Rocks event which raised £2435, and held our biggest solo concert yet at The Lights, Andover, raising £873.60 for Andover Mind and Andover and District Mencap. We had the honour of singing at Light up a Life Service for the Countess of Brecknock at St Mary’s. Our Christmas Concerts raised £1100 for Thruxton War Memorial Hall and Thruxton Parish Church, and we had fabulous festive fun performing at Highclere Castle. 

We continued to meet and sing via Zoom during lockdown and produced a virtual choir video performance. We performed for the Countess of Brecknock 2020 recorded service and Andover Mind’s advent calendar. We also sang in the online ChoirShow 2 and 3.

Last Summer we had a sell out concert at Thruxton Hall, performed at the Tower of London as part of Project Get Singing’s Choirs at the Tower festival and sang in the Andover Rocks event 2021 and 2022. We sang for the Countess of Brecknock 2021 recorded service, returned to sing at the Tower in December, and also performed at the Royal Festival Hall.

We performed in the MidSomerset Festival in March 2020 and were awarded distinctions in all 4 classes and 2 first places. We performed in 4 classes at the Cheltenham Festival of performing Arts in May 2022 and gained Honours in all classes.

We performed in June as part of Thruxton’s Jubilation concert from the side of a huge truck in a field, to over 400 people, and helped raise £1597 for the Brighter Futures CT Scanner Appeal in Swindon. In July we sang in the Winchester Hat Fair on St John’s Lawn.

If you want further details call Clare on 07970 139395

Andover Rocks 6/4/2019
Andover Rocks 6/4/2019