The Burnham Music Group is dedicated to amateur choral singing. It consists of a number of amateur singers, some trained and very experienced, others less experienced, but all excited by choral music. The Group has existed since 1977, always aiming to explore and perform a wide range of choral music. It prides itself on the breadth of its repertoire and often chooses to sing pieces that are less familiar to its potential audience and especially choral music of the present and although much of what the choir produces is challenging, we hope that it proves satisfying to choir and audience alike.
To augment its performances, Burnham Music Group often engages professional soloists, and where an accompanist is needed, be it just organ or an orchestral group, these too are established and high calibre professionals. Naturally, the cost of putting on these high-profile concerts is considerable and, because of this, we can afford them less frequently than we would like.
Burnham Music Group aims to perform in public twice a year, spending several months learning and preparing pieces for concerts in May and December. We have a faithful body of Friends of Burnham Music Group to which anyone can belong. We are also happy (for a modest fee!) to sing at weddings and other celebrations and even funerals where we can.
Although we expect high standards of ourselves in responding to the music we perform, we do not hold auditions, and anyone who is willing to commit themselves to the music week by week is most welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings at Burnham-on-Crouch Primary School in Dunkirk Road, Burnham-on-Crouch at 7.45 p.m. If you would like to know more, please telephone Sue Jones on 01621 785424 or Jill Taylor on 01621-783699.
In addition to the two major concerts, the Group normally holds an annual Garden Party at which visiting musicians perform.
The Burnham Music Group has twice been winner of a Performing Right Society Award for innovative programming.
The Burnham Music Group is a member of Making Music (Formerly the National Federation of Music Societies), Eastern Region.