A local chamber choir of experienced amateur singers based in Andover, Hampshire, UK.
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LATEST: We were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £850 to St Michael & All Angels' church, West Andover, following our concert there on 24 June. These proceeds go to the church's redevelopment project. Pictured below are Rev. Peter Gilks receiving the cheque from the choir's co-ordindator Penny Wood. The concert featured music highlighting the musical legacy of the Lutheran Reformation which began 500 years ago. Gwilym Stacey and Rev. Gilks (both accomplished pianists and organists) accompanied the choir on two pianos, as well as playing an arrangement of the monumental Bach Chaconne and other piano duets.
You can view How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (Brahms) and Let All the World (Vaughan Williams) from this concert on our YouTube channel by clicking on the image below.
The group was formed originally in 1971 with friends getting together to sing Christmas carols to the accompaniment of an antique portable harmonium. The instrument itself has long been left behind but the group has gone from strength to strength and established itself as a successful local chamber choir.
Often singing without accompaniment, the Harmonium Singers specialise in smaller-scale choral repertoire from the 16th century to the present day, both sacred and secular. Thoughtful sequences of words and music with a particular theme or spiritual dimension have become a feature of programmes. The group often performs for local community or charity events in and around Andover.