About the Choir
Powick Community Choir, under the musical direction of Tom Wells, has been growing and developing since its beginnings in early 2010. We draw our members from a wide local area and hold rehearsals on Sunday afternoons between 4.15 pm – 5.45 pm in Powick Village Hall and on Thursday evenings between 6.30 pm – 8 pm in Callow End School. Our membership rarely drops below 70 and we sing an eclectic range of music from choral classic to music from stage and screen. We also enjoy singing music written by our Musical Director and are regularly able to perform with a professional orchestra.
We have performed in a wide variety of venues: Malvern Priory, Malvern Theatres, Worcester Cathedral, St. Mary’s Church Kempsey, and Pershore Abbey, to name but a few, and each December hold our ever popular Christmas concert at Stanbrook Abbey, Callow End (5 Christmas concerts) to sell-out audiences. The choir raises thousands of pounds for local charities (See below).
In 2017 we entered the Upton Choir Festival, the first competition we have ever entered. We were proud to be awarded the Judges Prize for the Best Performance. In 2018 we went one better at Upton and were awarded the prize for the 'Most Outstanding Choir'
An introduction ...
Charities supported ...
Singing for the Brain
‘Our Singing for the Brain sessions use singing to bring people with dementia together in a friendly and stimulating activity.’
Did you know that singing can improve your brain activity, wellbeing and mood? You don’t need to be a good singer to benefit.
People go along to:
-- do fun vocal warm ups and sing a wide variety of familiar and new songs
-- express themselves, feel positive and make new friends
-- feel supported by our skilled, compassionate and experienced staff who
are on hand to support you with anything you need.
100% of people who go along to Singing for the Brain® sessions say they’ve improved their life in some way.
Our local group meets in the Powick Parish Hall.
The Salvation Army has a long history of caring for the homeless in the UK and throughout the world. This year our choir would like to support them in this endeavour.
‘We have a wide range of services and accommodate over 3000 different people every night. We have services for all sorts of people who are experiencing homelessness. These include:
-- Single people
-- Young people
-- Vulnerable women
-- Families with children
-- Ex-service personnel
-- People who are sleeping rough
-- People with physical and mental health issues
-- People with drug and alcohol issues
-- People who are involved with the criminal justice system
-- People with no income or no recourse to public funds’