Information about our choir:
Founded: 1961
Registered Charity No:1042010
President:Neil Jenkins
Musical Director:Marc Yarrow
Accompanist:Tim Nail
Rehearsal Venue:Methodist Church, Shoreham-by-Sea
Chair:Team Oratorio

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Shoreham Oratorio Choir is part of Shoreham's rich musical heritage, performing works in the fine tradition of the classical choral repertory.


It was first formed in 1961, when the choirs from St. Nicolas Church and the Church of St. Mary de Haura combined for a special concert.


The choir has performed many well known pieces, including the Mozart Requiem, the Verdi Requiem and the Faure Requiem. Other recent concerts have included the Handel Messiah, The Armed Man (by Karl Jenkins), the Haydn Nelson Mass and works by Rossini and Berlioz.


Performances at Christmas and Easter are given in Shoreham-by-Sea's St. Mary de Haura Church and during the Adur Festival in June, the choir often performs in the Lancing College Chapel.


If you would like to join our long established choir of about 50 singers, new voices (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) are always welcome.


From January 2016 the choir is led by Marc Yarrow and our rehearsal accompanist is Tim Nail. In addition to singing ability we look for enthusiasm and a commitment to rehearsals. There is no audition.


Please contact us using the 'Contact Us' link for further details.


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Ten Reasons for Joining Us

1. We are a well-established choir, founded in 1961.


2. We sing a traditional repertoire as well as contemporary pieces.


3. We warmly welcome male singers to join our tenors and basses.


4. We welcome people with a range of experience who love to sing. Entry is open to all keen singers.


5. Our enjoyable concerts are well-attended and supported.


6. We occasionally join with other Sussex choirs and have good community links.


7. We have a talented and highly respected Musical Director, Marc Yarrow.


8. Free-parking for rehearsals and concerts is nearby.


9. We perform our concerts in the beautiful and historic Church of St. Mary de Haura, Shoreham.


10. Music enhances one’s health and well-being.


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