Jersey Festival Choir
Membership Number: AJC353 / Registered Charity Number: 023
The Jersey Festival Choir is an adult, mixed-voice community choir of around 90-strong which has been making music in Jersey since 1955. Non-auditioned, we welcome both new and experienced singers.
Our weekly practices are held on Wednesdays from September to May between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Jersey College Preparatory School (JCP) in St. Saviour.
Our main annual (charity/fundraising) events are the Festival of Carols at St Thomas’ Church in mid-December and a Spring Concert in St. Helier Methodist Centre at the end of April / in early May.
For the Festival of Carols, we welcome the Holmchase Singers and, over the years, have performed with the St. Cecilia Orchestra, Jersey Premier Brass and A Cappella Brass. Each year, there is a chosen charity for the Festival and, through this, the Choir has supported many local charities over the years.
For our Spring Concert, we perform major choral works, both classical and contemporary, with the St. Cecilia Orchestra. We always invite a professional conductor to lead us in the concert and are joined by visiting vocal soloists.
Important parts of our calendar also include singing Christmas carols in the Royal Square for the Soup Kitchen; and, on Liberation Day each year, we sing alongside La Ronde Concert Band as part of the commemoration and celebrations which take place in Liberation Square.
Over the years, we have also entered the Jersey Eisteddfod; sung Christmas music outside the Georgian House in New Street and at Government House; participated in the Jersey Music Service’s Summer Concert; and taken part in the BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’. We have worked with a number of other local musical groups, including the Amity Singers and the Musical Originals.
For more information, please visit our website, find us on Facebook or contact our Secretary, Jeane Gruchy.
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