We are a group of about forty people whose philosophy is to sing and have fun! Although we often sing from the classical repertoire, we also perform other styles such as swing, Gilbert & Sullivan and folk music. New members are welcome to join at any time without audition - we just ask for commitment and enthusiasm. We would particularly welcome people wishing to sing tenor.
|Programme for 2016 - 2017|
|8 September 2015||First rehearsal of the new season at St John's Methodist Church|
|17 October 2015||Whist drive at Our Lady and St Vincent Roman Catholic Church|
|19 December 2015||Christmas concert - Extracts from Handel's Messiah together with a range of carols at Our Lady and St Vincent Roman Catholic Church|
|6 February 2016||Quiz supper at Our Lady and St Vincent Roman Catholic Church|
|12 March 2016||Concert - English music sacred and secular at King Charles the Martyr Church|
|14 May 2016||Concert - Mozart Requiem at St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Church|
|7 June 2016||AGM at St John's Methodist Church|
|Musical Director||Allun Proom|
|Rehearsal Pianist||Simon Pusey|
Established in 1961, we have been making music for over 52 years, contributing to the artistic and cultural life of Potters Bar and the surrounding area. With a repertoire ranging from Verdi to Gershwin, Mozart, Handel, JS Bach, Sir Arthur Sullivan and many other composers, the PBCS enjoy singing a wide variety of choral works, oratorio, part songs, opera and lighter music. Most importantly, the emphasis is on having fun!
The choir is not afraid to do things on a large scale: We performed the Brahms German Requiem in May 2008 with the Hemel Hempstead Singers forming a choir of 60 with a 45 piece orchestra. In 2002 we joined with the Harrow Philharmonic Choir and the Trinity Orchestra for two memorable performances of the Verdi Requiem.
We also try to support the community: for instance we gave £175 to Children in Need in 2009 from the plate collection and our annual charity carol singing event at the Dutch Nursery.
We meet every Tuesday from 8-10 pm at St John's Methodist Church Hall, Baker Street, Potters Bar. Membership fees averages out at about £3 per rehearsal although we don't ask new members to make a commitment until they have attended three rehearsals. We offer reduced subscriptions for retired, non-waged and student members. There is no audition and we ask only for enthusiasm and a commitment to attend regularly. Sight singing is not a prerequisite for membership and we provide rehearsal downloads in all four voices for many of our chosen pieces.
If you would like to know more please send and email.