AMCHOR is a friendly group, bound together by a love of music – and cake! Whilst some of us are seasoned singers, not everyone has joined with musical experience. We welcome new members to all sections of the choir, particularly tenors who are everywhere in short supply. Sight reading is not essential, although the ability to read music is certainly an asset and everyone must be prepared to practise as necessary at home. Potential members are cordially invited to ‘try us out’ at three rehearsals, free of charge. Alternatively, you might consider becoming a Friend of AMCHOR. Friends benefit from reserved seating at our concerts, for an annual donatioin of just £25.
Jane, our AMCHOR Secretary, is a first point of contact for all enquiries. Do get in touch with her on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be delighted to hear from you.
St Mary’s Church, Old Amersham, is now the much-loved setting for AMCHOR’s two major concerts, performed in May and December each year.
Thanks to a generous legacy left to us by Major-General H A Lascelles, a firm supporter of AMCHOR, audience and singers enjoy wonderful music accompanied by professional orchestras boasting some outstanding instrumentalists, together with top-flight soloists, many of whom are students of The Royal Academy of Music and The Royal College of Music who are just embarking on their professional careers.
In Spring, our annual mini-concert, held at the Free Church in Amersham-on-the-Hill, with tea and cake sparks a serious bake-off within the AMCHOR ranks. Choral classics and tables groaning with goodies make this a family favourite. The concerts often draw full houses which even call the gallery into use.