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. For more details see About us.
We're delighted to have raised over £1400 for Combat Stress at our summer concert to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One. The concert was enhanced by an instrumental ensemble funded in part by Andover Town Council, which added greatly to this very special event for the town. You can see a video clip below (left), or via our YouTube channel which you can access from the Audio & Video section of this website.
Our carol concert on Saturday 15 December at St Mary's Church, Andover (see photo left) was as popular as ever with well over 200 people in the audience. This year we were joined by the former BBC journalist and broadcaster Bruce Parker, a trustee of the Countess of Brecknock Hospice - our chosen charity this Christmas - who gave our seasonal readings and spoke about the work of the Hospice. We should soon be able to confirm how much money was raised.