The New Forest Chamber Choir was formed in October 2011 by Alison Russell-Hayward, Musical Director & Conductor. Just a few months later they won ‘Choir of the Day’ @ BBC Choir of the Year. The Choir is extremely proud to have John Rutter as their Patron.
This multi award winning SATB Choir perfectly blends the fresh bright beautiful tone of the younger voice with the rich adult voices (soprano, alto, male tenor and bass singers). The choir has an exceptional blended sound and a “trademark long legato phrases”.
The Chamber Choir grew from the multi-award winning New Forest Children’s Choir, who won ‘BBC Choir of the Year 2010’, as seen on TV.
Both Choirs enjoy an exciting Concert Series each year — performing in many beautiful churches in the south and for charities. Being a member of our New Forest Choirs is very rewarding and offers wonderful performance opportunities.
Appearances include: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth; St. John’s Smith Square, London; Nuffield Theatre; their own annual performance ‘In Concert’ at The Regent Theatre, Christchurch. Regular performances at The Priory, Christchurch; in Wimborne Minster for ‘Save the Children’ and Milton Abbey, Dorset; St. Saviours’, Brockenhurst; All Saints Church, Bransgore etc …
They recently released their own CD called ‘Decorous’.
Alison Russell-Hayward is an inspirational leader and with her background as Principal of the Royal Ballet in London, combines her unique musicality, ability to inspire generations, nurturing and developing talent and creating beautiful music.
Please check our diary for forthcoming concerts