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 ...
‘Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Whether it's starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a bedroom makeover; our wishes are varied, personal and life-changing. We go above and beyond to grant amazing wishes to very amazing children; their One True Wish made a reality at a time when they need it most. Because a child's life shouldn't be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis - it should be about wonder, joy and hope.
We've seen the effects a wish can have on a seriously ill child: from creating incredible memories, building confidence and bringing happiness, to providing respite from the daily struggles that come with a critical illness. We know what wishes can give, and this is the driving force behind why we continue to do what we do.’
‘Our care is unique to each individual – whatever his or her physical, emotional or spiritual needs. Our hospice team includes our own doctors, nurses, social worker, counsellors and therapists working alongside highly trained volunteers.Through care in your home, In-patient Unit, Day Hospice and all our further support services, we are able to help patients and families at a very difficult time.
‘We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.
Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health. Join our fight.’