Epworth Choir

A member of the Guildford, Surrey, Woking and Horsell communities

About Epworth Choir

We are a friendly amateur mixed choir of about 80 singers from Woking and the surrounding areas.


The choir regularly performs in Woking and Guildford, engaging professional orchestras and soloists. After over 50 years of performing, Epworth has developed the assured reputation as one of Surrey’s leading choirs. The aim of the Epworth Choir is to raise money for local charities, whilst promoting the enjoyment of choral singing as a pleasurable activity, easily accessible to all.

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Mozart’s Requiem

This Remembrance-themed concert marks the centenary of the Armistice, and forms part of a series of events marking Epworth Choir’s 60th anniversary year. The 200+ combined voices of Epworth Choir and Islington Choral Society are joined by the world-class Philharmonia Orchestra and a truly stellar line-up of vocal soloists. Internationally-acclaimed violinist Chloë Hanslip completes the line-up.

The first half of the programme features Barber’s breathtaking Adagio for Strings, a solo performance by Chloë Hanslip, and the world premiere of a specially-commissioned orchestration of David Bednall’s powerful Nunc Dimittis. The second half of the programme culminates with the combined vocal and instrumental forces in what promises to be a truly uplifting performance of Mozart’s powerful Requiem.

Performed within the inspiring surroundings of the newly-refurbished Guildford Cathedral, the concert is supporting SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. As Britain’s oldest military charity, their work is dedicated to helping servicemen and women, veterans and their families who are in need.

Tickets are £20, £15 and £10 and can be purchased online via our website using the ‘Register’ link below.
When
24 Nov 2018 at 7:00pm
Where
Guildford Cathedral
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7UP

Epworth Choir - 'Music for a Summer's Evening'

Please join us for a concert of madrigals and summer music on Wednesday 27 June at 7.30pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Brewery Road, Woking GU21 4LH. The concert will last for about one hour, followed by tea and cakes. No tickets required - just turn up!

60th Anniversary Concert

Epworth Choir will be holding a concert to celebrate its 60th Anniversary, joined once more by Epworth Brass and the soloist Samuel Pantcheff.

The programme will include: 5 Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams; Gloria by Chilcott and the World Premiere of Air and Angels by Ian Assersohn. The last piece has been commissioned by the choir to mark its 60th anniversary.

For this concert, the choir will be raising funds for Surrey Young Carers, which is part of Action for Carers Surrey. Young carers are children or young people under the age of 18, who provide regular care and emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances. Surrey Young Carers support young carers in many ways including providing advice, guidance and information and someone to talk to.

Tickets are £20 and £15 for adults and £5 for under 12s and are available at the Epworth Choir Box Office, Tel 01483 768136 or online via the link below.
When
21 Apr 2018
Where
Holy Trinity Church
High Street
Guildford
GU1 3RR

Come and Sing Mozart's Requiem

Epworth Choir is opening its doors and inviting you to join for a day’s workshop on Mozart's Requiem. Conducted by Michael Waldron and accompanied by Laurence Williams. In addition to singing, we will also have sessions working on good singing and vocal technique in an applied setting. The day will culminate with an informal performance of the work in the warm and pleasant surroundings of Trinity Methodist Church.

The workshop will run from 11am-5pm including lunch and refreshment breaks and the end-of-day performance. Registration will be from 10.15am

You are invited to bring your own packed lunch (or Woking town centre boasts a variety of shops and cafes and is 10 minutes' walk away). The cost of enrolling on the workshop includes music hire and various light refreshments throughout the day.
When
10 Feb 2018 at 11:00am
until 10 Feb 2018 at 5:00pm
Where
Trinity Methodist Church
Brewery Road
Woking
GU21 4LH

Family Christmas Concert

This year we return to Christ Church in Woking town centre for our annual celebration of Christmas with carols old and new. We will be joined once again by the choir of St Andrew’s School, Woking and Epworth Brass.
When
11 Dec 2017 at 7:30pm
Where
Christ Church
Jubilee Square
Woking
GU21 6YG

The French Touch

Epworth Choir will be holding a concert featuring music by French composers including Faure, Saint Saens, Franck and Vierne on October 21st, 2017 at7.45pm at St Dunstan’s Church, Woking.

The Epworth Choir, which was established over 50 years ago, has along tradition of supporting local charities. For this concert, the choir will be raising funds for Quest- Riding for the Disabled, which is based in Chobham and enables disabledchildren and adults to have the opportunity to experience enjoyment and toachieve personal goals through participation in sporting and therapeuticequestrian programmes.

The choir’s Music Director, Michael Waldron, said recently:

"The pieces by various well known French composers that we have chosen for our October concert are delightful, and will make a very enjoyable concert for classical music fans. For this concert, we will be supporting Quest-Riding for the Disabled. We’re hoping to get lots of people to come along to our concert and support the important work that Quest do locally for disabled people".

Tickets are £15 for adults and £5 for under 12s and are available either at the Epworth Choir Box Office, Tel: 07771 726722 or online at the Choir’s website: www.epworthchoir.org
When
21 Oct 2017 at 7:45pm
Where
St Dunstan's Church
Shaftesbury Rd
Woking
GU22 7DT

Rutter Requiem and Renaissance Masterpieces

Epworth Choir will be holding a concert featuring Rutter’s Requiem and Renaissance Masterpieces. They will be joined once more by members of the Woking Symphony Orchestra and soloist Augusta Hebbert.

The Epworth Choir, which was established almost 60 years ago, has a long tradition of supporting local charities. For this concert, the choir will be raising funds for Action for Children, who help disadvantaged children through fostering and adoption, and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse.

The choir’s Music Director, Michael Waldron, said recently “I am sure that music lovers will thoroughly enjoy John Rutter’s beautiful Requiem, and we have chosen a collection of glorious Renaissance pieces for the other half of our programme. We hope to attract a sell-out audience and raise as much money as possible for Action for Children, which does such important work”.
When
29 Apr 2017 at 7:30pm
Where
Holy Trinity Church
High Street
Guildford
GU1 3RR

Come and Sing Rutter's Requiem

In preparation for our Spring concert in Guildford on the 29th April 2017, Epworth Choir is opening its doors and inviting you to join for a day’s workshop on Rutter’s beautiful and accessible Requiem.

Conducted by Michael Waldron and accompanied by Laurence Williams, we will also be joined by critically-acclaimed soprano, Augusta Hebbert. In addition to singing, she will also be leading elements of the workshop working on good singing and vocal technique in an applied setting. The day will culminate with an informal performance of the work in the warm and pleasant surroundings of Trinity Methodist Church.

You are invited to bring your own packed lunch. The cost of enrolling on the workshop includes music hire and various refreshments throughout the day. Our rough running order for the day is:

  • 10:00-11:00 Tea and Registration
  • 11:00-11:15 Introduction and Warm-Up
  • 11:30-13:00 Rehearsal (with short break)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)
  • 14:00-14:20 A short presentation about Rutter’s Requiem
  • 14:20-15:30 Rehearsal (with short break)
  • 15:30-16:00 Tea and Cake
  • 16:00-17:00 Informal performance
When
25 Feb 2017 at 11:00am
until 25 Feb 2017 at 5:00pm
Where
Trinity Methodist Church
Brewery Road
Woking
GU21 4LH