We have an AGM once a year in the summer where the committee are voted in. Please do ask them for any information you need.
CommitteeThe Festival Chorus

Pippa McDonald Chairman - Alto

Charlotte Simon Treasurer - Soprano

Antony Lewis Crosby - Bass

Tim Sanders Hewitt - Bass

Alistair Cheetham- Bass

Ferelith Horden - Soprano

Mary Ellis – Soprano

Catriona Patel - Soprano

Harriet Hall

Hilary Matthews - Alto

Ingrid Lucas - Soprano


Musical Director

Andrea Brown

Andrea Brown is a British Choral Conductor and Artistic Director.  Conducting ‘with spirit and vitality –  always musical integrity at its core’, Andrea has devised and directed award-winning festivals and concert seasons across the globe.

Andrea Brown Website

Accompanist

Robert Mingay-Smith

Robert Mingay-Smith began his musical career as an organist at the age of 14 and completed the ABRSM Organ Diploma for performance at the age of 19. In 1998 he became Director of Music at St Peter’s Church in Brandon, Suffolk after which he commenced his studies in organ, voice and bassoon at Trinity College of Music, London. Robert graduated with a BMUS (Hons) in 2005.

During his career, Robert has held choral scholarships at both St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Martin-in-the-fields, and posts as Assistant Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, and St. Michael’s Cornhill, London.

From 2009 to 2013 Robert was a member of the British vocal ensemble VOCES8 with whom he toured world-wide. During his time with the ensemble they recorded six CDs including the Bach Motets and Aces High.

Robert performs regularly as an organ soloist in the UK and at many of London’s churches and cathedrals. He has performed all over America and in concerts improvising alongside Naji Hakim. He is a founder member of the flute & organ duo INVERSION, alongside the award-winning flautist Ruth Stockdale with whom he tours internationally.

Robert founded the Square Mile Music Series and is artist director of the new ensemble Seraphim (www.seraphimconsort.com); both of which are based at St Mary-at-Hill Church, London where Robert is the Director of Music, a post he has held since 2007. Robert is also Director of Music at St John the Baptist, Wimbledon.

CHORUS UPDATES

10.05.20 - Lockdown vocal sessions

The Festival Chorus will be running six vocal sessions on Mondays at 7pm from 18th May. These will be led by Robert Mingay-Smith and will comprise a warm-up and some […]

16.03.20 - 28th March Concert Cancellation

It is with great regret that the committee of The Festival Chorus announce that with immediate effect all rehearsals are cancelled and the concert on the 28th March has also […]

29.10.19 - Save the Date – 25th January 2020

We have yet to finalise the details , but we will be hosting a Come and Sing day on the 25th January. We will be rehearsing and performing Durufle’s Requiem. […]