Join the EAC
and look forward to:
A Special Sound
Being part of a blended sound described by John Rutter as “transparent” and by Susan Gritton as “a special sound”.
Touring and performing
Last season was an exciting and varied one, and included performances of Mendelssohn's Elijah in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, a world première performance of Paul Carr's Four New Seasons, at Reigate St Mary's, Rachmaninov's Vespers and Paul Carr's Into the Light in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and Tallis Spem in Alium in Thames Ditton and Reigate.
This season we are planning a rich programme of choral classics, singing workshops and repertoire rehearsals. We have just given two performances of Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony, in Dorking Halls and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and there are plans afoot for a tour to Italy in April 2023. You can see the complete program here.
A wide range of styles and idioms from Bach to Britten, with lots of English music, including living composers.
A great home venue
St Mary’s Church, Reigate - beautiful, large and well set out for music.
Productive but good-humoured rehearsals where high musical expectations are fulfilled and mingled with plenty of fun.
Joining is painless...!
Applications for membership are always welcome in all sections. You need:
- good music-reading ability
- a youthful, blendable voice
- enthusiasm and eagerness to be part of something special - and readiness to help make it even more special.
is by coming to three rehearsals as a Visiting Singer, followed by an audition with the conductor and the section leader for your voice part. You are guaranteed a warm welcome! To arrange your guest visits, please complete our online form here and our Membership Secretary will contact you. Music will be provided by our librarian. Section Leaders will be on hand to offer support and guidance.
£264 per year for singers aged over 30 years
£66 per year for singers aged under 30 years
£15 per year for students in full time education (any age)
For singers joining part-way through a season, a pro-rated fee will be agreed at the time with the Membership Secretary.
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings, usually at Wray Common Primary School, Wray Lane, Reigate RH2 0LR, starting at 7.44pm prompt until 10pm. Some members have been said to go a pub afterwards....
Find out more
Browse our website or keep up to date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/englishartschorale) or Twitter (@ChoirEAC)
The English Arts Chorale is an exciting, versatile, talented, auditioned choir of some 60 members based in Reigate, Surrey - seen here on tour in Languedoc.