Based in Hersham, Surrey, the Promenade Choirs offer a range of outstanding choral opportunities to residents of Walton-on-Thames and surrounding districts.
The choirs' Musical Director, Christopher Goldsack, set the Promenade Choirs up as a way of making his expertise as a singing teacher and experience as a singer accessible to the younger members of the community. The Youth and Junior Choirs are fun, non-auditioned ensembles, but they work hard and expect to acheive a really high standard. Christopher also runs a chamber choir for adults - this high quality Project Choir comes together for short projects a couple of time a year.
Christopher Goldsack had a distinguished performing career that saw him winning major international singing competitions and taking part in operas and concerts throughout Britain, Europe and on tour around the globe.
Also a qualified classroom physics teacher, Christopher now has fine reputation as a singing teacher, running the Promenade Choirs to bring his expertise to the wider community.
The Legend of Tom Bawcock
The Promenade Junior Choir singing this lovely cantata by Matthew Jelf at their Christmas concert in Christ Church, Esher, on December 5th 2021.
White Christmas by Irving Berlin
The Promenade Youth Choir singing a medley of songs from the film White Christmas at a festive concert in Christ Church, Esher, on December 5th 2021.
On Christmas Night by Bob Chilcott
The Promenade Junior Choir singing with Walton Voices at St Mary's Church, Oatlands on December 11th 2021.
Three Eva Cassidy songs, arranged by Joanna Forbes
The Promenade Youth Choir in its first live concert since lockdown, on July 4th.
Musical Pie by Jonathan Willcocks
The Promenade Junior Choir singing a wonderfully creative work by Jonathan Willcocks in its first live concert since lockdown, on July 4th.
Here is a playlist of 24 carols and seasonal songs issued this month as a, Advent Calendar.
The next Promenade Choirs concert will be at St Peter's Church in Hersham on 20th March 2022. Repertoire will include the Tsunami Requiem by Chris Williams, and will involve the Promenade Youth, Junior and Project Choirs.
The next Youth and Junior Choir rehearsal will be on Monday 10th January.
New members are always welcome.
After more than a year and a half, the Promenade Youth and Junior Choirs at last gave a live public concert on December 5th 2021 at Christ Church, Esher.
The Junior Choir also joined the Walton Voices for their performance of On Christmas Night by Bob Chilcott on December 11th 2021.