Woven Chords is a mixed community choir based in Stamford. We sing unaccompanied harmony songs (A capella) from across the globe. Celebrating the richness and variety of the human voice, Woven Chords’ singing gives expression to songs from many different cultural traditions.
We are a very friendly and informal choir, open to anyone over 16 years of age, men and women. We follow the ethos of the Natural Voice Network. We do not hold auditions and no previous experience or the need to read music is necessary as all songs are taught by ear. If you can speak - then you can sing! The emphasis is on enjoyment and creating a rich accurate sound.
We sing, under the dynamic leadership of Abi Moore, every Thursday in the Ballroom at the Stamford Arts Centre. Two or three times a year, we give a performance of a selection of our repertoire and we always donate a portion of our income to charity.
Woven Chords is a special group of people with a large membership, many of whom have been there since the early days of the choir some 21 years ago. We welcome new members and there is a free two week trial period, with no commitment.
Our next event will be our Christmas Concert at Stamford Arts Centre on Friday 16th December 2016.
See Future Concerts and Events page.
Autumn Term dates:
15th September – 15th December 2016 (12 weeks).
(No session 27th Oct & 3rd Nov)
Thursdays at 7:30 - 9:30pm
Read about the choir's events from the Christmas concert last year, through to the Summer concert this year, and other events.
Summer Concert at All Saints Church in Stamford, Friday 10th June 2016Our summer concert took place this year at the beautiful All Saints church in Red Lion Square, right in the centre of Stamford. This was a new venue for us and it was declared a successful choice. (Thanks to Julie, Brenda and Abi for spending time visiting and checking out this option earlier in the summer.) We were lent some excellent staging by All Saints and church members were really helpful in terms of helping us to set up and take down at the end.
Our two sets for the concert this year consisted of a wide range of a capella songs from traditions as varied as English and Scottish Folk, African and European numbers. The harmonies resonated beautifully in the church and, judging by the warm applause from our audience, the concert was much appreciated. Indeed, one person was overheard to say that they felt tears flowing as we sang ‘ Wild Mountain Thyme’! Another person commented that they had already put our Christmas Concert date into their diary as they wouldn't miss it for the world!
There was torrential rain on the evening of the concert and we had worried about numbers attending; however, we need not have done so as the church appeared full! Refreshments in the interval and a raffle to raise funds for the choir added to a really good atmosphere and overall we felt very pleased with the way the event went. An additional bonus was that we were able to donate £140 to the Music Fund at All Saints church.
We owe many thanks to our leader, Abi, for her patience and professionalism in rehearsing us over the preceding months and helping us to achieve such a well-received concert performance.
Be sure to check out the Workshops link for details of the next workshop.