A local chamber choir of experienced amateur singers based in Andover, Hampshire, UK.
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LATEST: The Harmonium Singers recently presented a cheque for £2,150 to the Andover
Foodbank. The money was raised at a carol concert in St Mary’s Church and
other carol singing last December.
The choir always aims to raise money
for local causes, with most if not all concert proceeds going to charity. The cheque was enthusiastically received by Jenny LeLean,
Community Manager of the Andover Foodbank, at its premises at St John the
Baptist RC church:
“We were overwhelmed by the donation received from the
Harmonium Singers. It is a fantastic amount and a reflection of their beautiful
performance. Financial donations are essential for the foodbank to continue to
meet local need so our grateful thanks to the Singers and also to all those
Choir director Bruce Randall added: “This was our most successful concert yet and we’re delighted to have
raised so much money for such a great local cause. In addition to the
ticket price, people gave even more in a retiring collection having heard Jenny
speak about the work of the Foodbank. It was a great evening.”
Pictured are (centre) Jenny LeLean, Community Manager,
Andover Foodbank, with choir administrator Penny Wood and musical director
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.