The birth of Horringer Singers can be traced back to Christmas 1971, when Miss Winifred Newberry (1917-2011) and a group of friends from the village got together for some impromptu carolling on the village green to entertain their neighbours.
This was so well received by the village residents, and enjoyed so much by all participants, that the decision was made to establish a village choir in 1972.
More than 40 years later we are still going strong and have become an integral part of the local community and village social diary!
The present choir has a membership of around forty and enjoys performing a wide repertoire of music, including songs from the shows, anthems, oratorios, Gilbert & Sullivan, requiems, John Rutter, folk songs, and, of course, Christmas carols!
We are based and rehearse in Horringer, 2.5 miles south west of Bury St Edmunds, and our members come from not only Horringer but also Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages.
We are proud to still have with us some founding members of the choir, as well as several recent additions, and are always delighted to welcome new members.
We are a happy and friendly choir and have a well deserved reputation for the care and mutual support given by members to each other.
Our rehearsals are usually held every Thursdays from 19:30 – 21:15, at the Horringer Community Centre, although during the coronavirus pandemic we are rehearsing at home via Zoom.
If you are interested in joining our choir, please click here.