What is Lewes Chamber Choir? We are a group of singers who like meeting to sing without the aim (and stress) of giving a performance. We have about 30 members and there are usually between 20 and 25 singers at each rehearsal. We nearly always sing a cappella (without accompaniment).
Annual Subscription for this calendar year, 11 meetings at £5 each = £55 per member.
We rehearse in St.Thomas’ Church Hall just off Cliffe High Street from 7.30-9.30pm on the forth Sunday of the month. Please see ‘Rehearsal dates 2022’ page
Can I join?
We welcome new members, especially good readers of music with nice voices!
To see if the choir is suitable for you, you might like first to come along to a rehearsal.
Potential new members are invited to an informal audition.
What do we sing? Our repertoire is mostly Renaissance music, but we like to vary that with music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods.
Members have copies of:
- European Sacred Music (Oxford Choral Classics)
- Madrigals and Partsongs (Oxford Choral Classics)
- English Church Music Vol 1: Anthems & Motets Ed Robert King (Oxford Choral Classics)
- The Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems
Director: English tenor James Geer made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as an Apprentice (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). From Sussex, Greer studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is a Samling Scholar and a Britten-Pears Young Artist. His opera engagements include Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) for Britten-Pears Opera, Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin) for Bury Court Opera, Lennox (Luke Styles’s Macbeth) for Glyndebourne, Shepherd I (L’Orfeo) for Silent Opera, Acis (Acis and Galatea) for Edinburgh Chamber Opera, Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance) for Haddo House Opera and Attendant (The Choice of Hercules) for Bampton Opera. He has covered roles for Glyndebourne, Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera.
James’s concert appearances include Messiah with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Handel Players and at the Royal Albert Hall, Beethoven’s Mass in C major at the Three Choirs Festival and roles in Candide, Dialogues des Carmélites and Dido and Aeneas at the Edinburgh International Festival.
He is keen to develop his skills as a choral conductor.