Wooburn Singers was founded in 1967 by the late Richard Hickox, and has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s leading amateur mixed voice choirs. The choir has some 60 singers and covers a wide and varied repertoire, giving four or five concerts a year in the South Buckinghamshire area, and has also sung in London’s major concert halls and in other European cities. A foreign tour is undertaken every other year; recent destinations have included Bavaria, St Petersburg and Tallinn, Malta, and Segovia (Spain). The choir also hosts Come & Sing days twice a year, open to all choral singers, at which a major work of the choral repertoire is studied in depth, before being performed for families and friends. There is also a good social programme.
Recording credits include Berlioz’s Te Deum under Abbado, Langlais’ Salve Regina and Burgon’s Requiem, and a compilation of Music for the Last Night of the Proms with the RPO and Sir Charles Groves which was a best seller at the time of its release. The choir has also published its own CDs of recent concert recordings: for details see here.
The choir celebrated its 40th anniversary in May 2007 with a special concert featuring music from the choir’s extensive repertoire. In 2010 the choir was invited by Lady Howe, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, to sing at her Shrieval Service. In 2013 the choir commissioned and gave the first performance of Three Prayers and a Vision of Light by Gabriel Jackson.
Click on this link to hear some excerpts from our concerts.