The Parenthesis choir was formed twenty years ago. There are about fifty members. Not all of us read music, but we are getting better at it; not all of us sing the right notes, but we are getting better at that too. We sing for the joy and pleasure it brings. We sing a wide variety of music, old and new, long and short, classical and popular.
We also have a social programme for all who wish to come along, including walks, quizzes outings and adventures.
We also regularly exchange visits with a choir in the French Alps.
Our Musical Director, Valerie Hoppe, is wonderfully encouraging and skilled at getting us to surprise ourselves. Our accompanist, Martin Jones, plays just about everything with amazing skill.
We meet at English Martyrs Primary School for rehearsals on Saturdays, during term time, starting at 10.45 and finishing at 1.00.