Promenade Youth Choir singing Mozart's Requiem Mass

Christopher interviewed:

Christopher was interviewed recently about his past as a singer and his interest in French music. Read interview.

New voice warm-ups:

There is a new warm-ups page on the website, using the usual Promenade Choirs format. Go to the warm-ups page.

Swingin' Samson:

Swingin' Samson by Michael Hurd, sung by the Promenade Junior Choir.

Forthcoming events

June 26th 2016
Music for a Summer's Afternoon - a programme of light music. Venue and times to be confirmed.

Successes to celebrate

Three members of the Promenade Choirs have gone to university to study music this year with singing as their major instrument. Two members have been invited to join cathedral choirs (Wells and Guildford), one to join the Hampton Court boys choir, one got a place at the Brit School and one has a place at Moreley College on the Opera Course. Many others have earned scholarships and places at schools as a result of their musical prowess. Promenade is doing something right!

The Four Choirs Festival Concert raised over £930 for Born Too Soon

Presenting the cheque to Born Too Soon

Presenting the cheque to Pauline Woods of Born Too Soon, with Mike Smith who was the inspiration for the concert and who raised a further £600.

Thank you to everyone for helping to make the concert such a success...

Recent Critique

Surrey Advertiser
Young Choristers Shine at St Peter's - click here to read.

Recent Events

March 22nd 2015
Feel the Spirit
5.30pm St Peter's Church, Hersham
Feel the Spirit by John Rutter
Come ye Sons of Art by Henry Purcell

July 3rd 2015
Prom in the Park at Churchfields in Weybridge from 7pm-9.30pm

July 12th 2015
Four Choirs Festival in aid of Born Too Soon
St Mary's Church, Oatlands
The Promenade Youth and Junior Choirs will be joined by the Promenade Project Choir and Mama Vox in a concert to celebrate the wonderful work of the charity Born Too Soon. The programme will include The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Jonathan Willcocks and music fro the fantasy musical Worlds Apart by Stephen Crook.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Jonathan Willcocks
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October 19th 2015
Concert with menbers of Ashley and Hurst Park Schools featuring music from Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Medley of songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
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December 6th 2015
Concert of seasonal and festive music
St Peter's Church, Hersham 6.30pm

December 22nd 2015
A Ceremony of Carols a concert of Seasonal and festive music by the Promenade Girsls' Choir and Project Choir.
St Andrew's Church, Walton-on-Thames 7.30

Tsunami Requiem by Chris Williams performed by the Youth and Junior Choirs Match 20th 2016 at St Peter's Church in Hersham, with Joseph Beech, organ, and Mike Osborn, percussion.
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This website supports the all musical activities of Christopher Goldsack, who set up the Promenade Choirs as a way of making high quality choral singing accessible to the younger members of the community. The Promenade Choirs now offer a range of choral opportunities to residents of Walton-on-Thames and surrounding districts.

The Promenade Youth and Junior Choirs began life in 2008. Many members of the original Junior Choir are still regular members of the current Youth Choir. Several have gone on to join the National Children's Choirs of Great Britain and others to study music at conservatoires and universities, and gaining choral scholarships.

The Youth and Junior Choirs are still at the heart of the Promenade Choirs. They put on a concert each term and perform at various festivals and events through the year. The choirs' repertoire is rich and varied - ranging from major choral works such as Handel's Messiah and Fauré's Requiem to Rutter's The Reluctant Dragon, pop ballads and music from musicals - most recently White Christmas and Wicked.

Members of the choir perform at Hersham Honours Heros

Members of the choir entertain the audience at a Hersham Honours Heros event in August 2015.

Christopher also runs a Girls' Choir, which puts on a concert every Christmas after a short but intensive rehearsal period.

Widening his remit, Christopher has now begun working with other choirs, providing technical expertise in workshops. Recently he has also started the Promenade Project Choir for the most experienced adult choral singers.

Since they were set up, many of the Promenade Choirs projects have been generously supported by the R.C.Sherriff Trust and Charity of Robert Phillips.

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