NORTH CURRY VILLAGE CHOIR is a community choir based in North Curry with a catchment radius of about 15 miles. The choir was established over 50 years ago and we meet over two terms per year starting January and September. Rehearsals take place during these sessions culminating in a concert at spring time and Christmas.
OUR AIM is to sing for enjoyment but at the same time to learn choral music as an act of fulfilment and, hopefully to enrich the community life by its performance. We are a secular organisation but the greater part of music for choirs consists of canatas and oratorios based on religious texts. There are also part songs, madrigals and secular cantatas which have been used by us in the past.
WE MEET on Thursdays during term time at 8.00pm in the North Curry Village Hall and welcome newcomers who have had some choral singing experience; good sight reading is not essential. There are presently no auditions and all we ask is that those wishing to give it ‘a go’ try us out for a month or so in the first instance.
OUR DIRECTOR OF MUSIC IS
Miles studied music at Durham University and the Royal Academy of Music. He then worked in London at Merchant Taylors’ School and Westminster Abbey, and then in Norfolk at Norwich School. Returning to his roots in Somerset, Miles was Director of Music at Queen’s College from 2007 to 2014. He is currently Music Director at St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton and Head of Congregational & Instrumental Music at the Royal School of Church Music.
OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE
Chairperson – Helen Griffiths
Secretary – Barbara Lancey
Treasurer – George Adams
Director of Music – Miles Quick