The Primrose Choir was started in April 2000 as the inspiration of Kay Hadley, the Musical Director, to raise money for the Hospice. From the original small group it has now grown to around fifty members with substantial soprano and alto sections and a strong group of tenors and basses. All members, past and present, have found it a great source of pleasure for themselves and have been gratified to know that they have been involved in raising tens of thousands of pounds for the Hospice.
The Choir gives three public concerts a year, the Summertime Concert, the Primrose Proms Concert and the Christmas Concert. This year’s Summertime Concert took place in June at Redditch Town Hall and was a resounding success. The Choir like to showcase local children’s choirs and this time the children from St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Studley showed they could compete with the best.
The Primrose Proms took place on October 11th at the Spadesbourne Suite in Bromsgrove with the brilliant support of the West Mercia Police Band. The youthful element was supplied by the choir of Winterfold House School, who were more than proficient and included two superb soloists.
The Christmas Concert will be on Friday, December 13th, also at the Spadesbourne Suite in Bromsgrove. Tickets are now available - to pay by credit or debit card call fundraisng on 01527 889796 or contact members of the choir on 01527-67383 or 01527-546158.
The Choir is also keen to perform at private functions for organisations or individuals over the whole of the Redditch and Bromsgrove area. They are available at all times of day and can provide entertainment for any kind of social occasion. Weddings are particularly popular with the Choir! The repertoire is varied with an emphasis on light music.
The Choir has an arrangement with all the local Funeral Directors to sing at funerals when requested by families. This can be a great support to the bereaved, particularly when the congregation is very small. They also support the congregation at the Memorial Services arranged by the Hospice Chaplain. They have a number of pieces suitable for such serious occasions.
New members are warmly welcomed. No audition or previous singing experience is required. All that is needed is that members should enjoy singing and want to support the Primrose Hospice. The Choir practises on Wednesday evenings at the Hospice from 8 o’clock till 10.
Anyone interested in joining the Choir or booking a concert should contact the Musical Director, Kay Hadley, on 01527-546158.