The choir has plans for a careful and slow return to rehearsals from Sunday September 6th 2020 following a change in Government guidelines for the Performing Arts from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
We would still welcome enquiries either via the contact page or by phone from singers or about performances, events and weddings to either:
Tom Wells, Musical Director on 01905 831752 ... or to
Catherine Pritchard, Chairman of the choir on 01684 310149.
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 ...
Megan Baker house (MBH)
...is a charity that helps children with a variety of motor disabilities, including cerebral palsy, head injury, dyspraxia, spina bifida, downs syndrome and many genetic disorders which present themselves in a similar way. In addition we help adults with Parkinson’s, stroke and MS
Children range in age from 6 months – 18 + years. Using a technique called conductive education they learn, through a rhythmic intention, ways in which they can overcome their disability. All participants learn a ‘can do’ attitude which increases their self-confidence and their ability to interact socially with their peers, reducing feelings of isolation and low self-esteem. Services are delivered by CE graduates and classroom assistants throughout Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.
The charity is completely self-funding and relies entirely on community fund raising and support from major grant giving bodies as well as donations from families and adult clients who attend the centre.
Cruse Bereavement Care is a National Charity covering the whole of the United Kingdom. In the County of Worcestershire we have over fifty Cruse trained volunteers who support, help and advise bereaved people who may need that extra little bit of help to cope with their loss.
Cruse, Worcestershire is responsible for their own management, operations and fundraising. For more information please call our Helpline on 01905 222 23