We are a friendly SATB choir that tackles a wide range of music, from classical to modern. We aim to give two or three concerts each year, plus a Christmas concert of music and readings. We are based in the village of Rolleston-on-Dove near Burton-upon-Trent, and draw our members – numbering around 50 at present - from a wide area of East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire.
There is no formal audition. We rehearse each week during school term times, on Wednesday evenings. Visit our join us page if you would like to know more about how to get involved.
Sophie Hawthorn has sung in choirs from a young age and having studied Music at the University of Birmingham, she's had ample opportunity to sing with many talented choirs and groups. She brings with her 6+ years experience as a choral conductor. Previously a skilled music teacher offering nearly a decade's worth of experience as an educator, leader and performer. She has extensive experience of choirs and choral settings leading to a wide knowledge of repertoire from various genres. Sophie is keen to grow and inspire the choir!
Commenting on her appointment Sophie said, 'Being the musical director of a choir is a privilege: people entrust you with their love of making music in the hope that you bring out the best in them and engage them with music they can fall in love with. Whenever I work with a choir, I endeavour to achieve this through my expertise and my own love and extensive knowledge of choral singing. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to direct this choir, with a great respect for its longstanding history and place in the community.'