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'
An introduction ...
Charities supported ...Our charitable efforts and donations were disrupted in 2021 due to Covid 19. We plan to continue support for the following charities in 2022
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