Forest Row, East Sussex
We are a small mixed group (currently 3 men and 10 women) that specialised in a cappella close-harmony classical and jazz. Our repertoire ranges from sophisticated jazz arrangements (Swingle, Puerling, Real Group) and tricky classical numbers by the likes of Copland and Whitacre , often in 8 parts.
We don't actually perform very frequently, the rehearsals being satisfying in their own right. Mostly we appear as guests in other choirs' concerts, and are always open to invitations!
The Clockhouse Singers rehearse in the morning because historically it was made up of parents dropping off their children at school at 8.30. At first it was a group singing class, but we got so good we became a choir... and now, several years later, we no longer rehearse at the school (in the Clockhouse) but at 9.00-11.00 every Thursday morning in the Forest Row Village Hall, RH18 5ES.
Some examples of repertoire are: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Manhatten Transfer; Celestine - Kirsty McColl; Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap; Hallelujah Chorus - Handel; Sleep - Eric Whitacre; Calme des Nuits - Saint-Saëns; Waltzing Matilda - Swingles; Words - The Real Group; I Got Rhythm; Java Jive; Teddy Bear's Picnic; Strange Fruit; Ain't Misbehavin'; Elgar part-songs; Copland.