Singing in a choir - what a great way to exercise the brain and the body, and meet other like-minded people, both singers and audiences.
Formed in 2007, we are a group of local singers who decided we wanted to sing the ever widening a-cappella repertoire - choral music without accompaniment - and along the way have a go at everything from plainsong and polyphony to pop. We are currently organised as a thirty-two voice choir plus an actor & a poet, with over a dozen guests who deputise for regular singers. We also run an apprentice scheme.
We celebrated our Tenth Anniversary in 2017 with a weekend of events
including a concert in Coldstream featuring music by Benjamin Britten, Paul Mealor, Anton Bruckner, Henryk Gorecki, Serge Rachmaninov and Ivor Novello.
Over the last ten years we've sung in all the Borders Abbeys, Glasgow Cathedral, St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Brinkburn Priory, Dunfermline Abbey, on the Isle of Arran, St Asaph Cathedral in North Wales and in Newcastle, Haddington and so many more local churches, village halls and other venues.
Along the way we've raised well over £23,000 for national and local charities.
This year, 2018 we're travelling to the Durham Dales to the "Cathedral of the Dales" at Romaldkirk in April, contributing to the "St Mary's at 4" concert series in Haddington in June and singing a "Dark Skies" concert at The Sill - the Northumberland National Park Visitor's Centre in December. For Christmas, in addition to our usual relaxed Eccles Christmas, we are for the first time contributing to the King's College, Cambridge style Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in Coldstream.
Additionally we are giving a number of local concerts in the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland.
Choir members hail from all corners of Berwickshire as well as further afield in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. We meet on Tuesday evenings, usually in Eccles, north of Coldstream - choristers, guests, apprentices and visitors.
Do explore our website. Come and hear us in concert or rehearsal, where you can talk to any of us if you want to know more.
We enjoy the singing -
we do hope you will enjoy the sound we make.