Welcome to the Powick Community Choir website.
We have rehearsal sessions at Powick Parish Hall on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:15pm and Sundays from 4:15 to 5:45. There is no requirement to attend both sessions, although many members do. We suggest that you contact Tom Wells (number below) to check the venue and time in case there are any last minute changes.
We would welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to join our choir. Previous choral experience or the ability to read music would be an advantage. If you wish to enquire about booking the choir for events such as weddings, civil partnerships or other celebrations please do contact us via....
Tom Wells, Musical Director on 01905 831752
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 and Thursday evenings from 7.pm – 8.15 in Powick Parish Hall. 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 we are able to perform regularly 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'
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Charities supported - We plan to support the following charities in 2023
Acorns Children’s Hospice
A parent never imagines their child will be diagnosed with a life limiting or life threatening condition. But when the unimaginable happens, Acorns Children’s Hospice steps in, helping families cope at every stage of their child’s life and beyond, wherever and whenever they need it.
Our dedicated teams provide specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people, and support for their families. This support is offered from our three hospices, based in Worcester, Birmingham and Walsall, and in the community.
St Richard’s Hospice
St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. We also support their loved ones.
St Richard’s is an independent registered charity. The majority of income is from public donations; this includes gifts in Wills, one off or regular donations, fundraising events and personal challenges, trading, legacies and grants from trusts and business sponsorship. Approximately a quarter of income is funded from the NHS.