Surrey Music – Elmbridge Mixed Choir & Elmbridge Ladies Choir Based In Cobham
About Surrey Community Music Society (Surrey Music)
Two community choirs making one musical family of 240 volunteer members.
Formed in 2005 by Cliff van Tonder, Surrey Music consists of two choirs – Elmbridge Choir and Elmbridge Ladies Choir which include members drawn from right across Surrey
In doing what they love best – making music – members of the society have helped charities across a broad spectrum raise much needed funds through their concerts and performances. Surrey Music is proud to have raised more than £170,000 over the last 112years for charitable purposes. The society has awarded more than £14,000 in grants for music related projects and activities in Surrey.
Both choirs have a large and varied repertoire from choral classics, to pop, rock and songs from the musicals. Emphasis at rehearsal and at concerts is on having fun, entertaining and engaging with the audience.
Most importantly everyone in the society share the same principles and ethos: to bring joy to others and themselves through music, and to give something back to the community.
Little wonder that the society’s slogan is “Music with a Heart”!
In 2005 Cliff van Tonder founded Elmbridge Choir which is a mixed-voice, 140-strong community choir. Membership is open to any person over 16.
There is no audition and no requirement for a trained voice or previous experience; anyone is welcome to become part of the choir. Prospective members are required only to complete an online registration form to join.
Elmbridge Mixed Choir rehearses on Tuesday Evenings in Cobham.
Elmbridge Ladies Choir
Formed in early 2009, Elmbridge Ladies Choir comprises 90 members. The Musical Director is Christine Parker, who was once herself a member of the choir.
This choir is also non-audition and welcomes applications from all women, regardless of experience or ability. It was originally created from the waiting list of ladies for Elmbridge Mixed Choir.
Elmbridge Ladies Choir rehearses on Thursday Evenings in Cobham.
The two choirs often perform together in concerts and have regularly travelled abroad to perform at Music Festivals, including Prague, Krakow, Croatia & Vienna, Bratislava, Venice and most recently in Malta. These are sociable trips which include partners and family who wish to travel to support the choir and enjoy the sightseeing and partying!
In the photo below, both choirs are singing together with other choirs from around the world in St John’s Co Cathedral in the 4 day trip to Valletta Malta (November 2017).
Choir Concerts & News
Upcoming / Recent & Earlier Events & News For Surrey Music’s Elmbridge Choirs are shown below. Click on the icon or heading to see the detailed pages.
all about Weybridge - useful information about Weybridge, Surrey & surrounding areas The Mayor of Elmbridge's Charity Concert for Oasis at ACS Cobham International School The Mayor OF Elmbridge Presents Friday Night Is Music Night! Cobham will be filled with the sound...read more
Musical Director’s Swansong a Dazzling Spectacular – Surrey Music’s ‘Razzle Dazzle’ June Charity Concert At Addlestone
all about Weybridge - useful information about Weybridge, Surrey & surrounding areas Musical Director’s Swansong a Dazzling Spectacular – Surrey Music’s ‘Razzle Dazzle’ June Charity Concert At AddlestoneSurrey Music’s ‘Razzle Dazzle’ charity concert on Saturday night...read more
all about Weybridge - useful information about Weybridge, Surrey & surrounding areas Razzle Dazzle - Concert In Addlestone By Elmbridge Choirs In Aid Of YourSanctuary CharitySurrey Music’s Razzle Dazzle Charity Concert ‘Two of Surrey’s largest and longest-standing...read more
For a deliciously different programme of seasonal songs this year, look no further than Surrey Music’s annual festive concert. ‘Make Mine a Snowball!’ promises a refreshing twist on the traditional Christmas concert, as the 140-voice Elmbridge choir and 90-strong...read more
all about Weybridge - useful information about Weybridge, Surrey & surrounding areas Volunteering in Elmbridge - Celebrations in Esher as Mayor Presents Long Service Volunteer Awards The first Elmbridge Long Service Volunteer Awards were held on 18th October 2016,...read more
Elmbridge Choir (Mixed)
Elmbridge Choir is a mixed-voice choir based in Cobham the borough of Elmbridge. Part of Surrey Music, the choir comprises members drawn from Elmbridge and the surrounding areas of Surrey. Membership is open to any person regardless of race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, belief or musical ability.
Joining Elmbridge Choir will not only ignite your own life with passion through the joy of singing, but you will also be helping to make a big difference in the community; our goal is to use the combined musical talents of the choir to raise funds for deserving local charities. Not only have we awarded more than £14,000 in grants for music-related projects, we have also raised more than £150,000 through performances and concerts for charity.
Being a member of Elmbridge Choir is a work of love and just needs your time and dedication. We don’t require a trained voice, singing certificates or diplomas – even if you have never sung before but have a burning desire to sing – you’re welcome!
Our choir currently has reached 140 members and we are not accepting any new members at this time. However, you are welcome to join the waiting list and as soon as a place becomes available, Mary, our membership liasion officer, will be in touch with you. Whether you are experienced or not, you are always welcome at Elmbridge Choir.
We do not audition – so just complete the registration form on our website if you wish to join the waiting list – we can assure you of a warm and lasting welcome once a space opens up for you.
Elmbridge Ladies Choir
Elmbridge Ladies Choir is based in Cobham the borough of Elmbridge in Surrey, and comprises members drawn from Elmbridge and the surrounding areas. As part of Surrey Music, our mission is to bring women together from all walks of life who all share the same passion – singing! Membership is open to any woman regardless of race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, belief or musical ability.
Joining Elmbridge Ladies Choir will not only ignite your own life with passion through the joy of singing, but you will also be helping to make a big difference in the community; our goal is to use our combined musical talent to encourage and foster an appreciation and love of music throughout Surrey. Our aim is to provide help and hope for those less fortunate than ourselves. Not only has our society awarded more than £14,000 in grants for music-related projects, we have also raised more than £150,000 for deserving charities through our concerts and performances.
Whether it’s the singing of folk songs, modern pop, contemporary or any other form of musical expression, our aim is for our voices to blend together in unison and harmony to produce sounds that will not only bring us individual joy, but delight and inspire those that hear us!
We want to introduce women of all ages and abilities to the skills, techniques and enjoyment of choral singing all whilst having as much fun as possible.
We hope that you will find these web pages interesting and informative. Whether experienced or not, you are always welcome at Elmbridge Ladies Choir.
We do not audition – so just complete the registration form on our website if you would like to join us and Mary, our Membership Liaison Officer will be in touch with you. We can assure you of a warm and lasting welcome!.