Laughton Village

Laughton, Ringmer, Barcombe, and surrounding villages.
East Sussex.

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Laughton Choral Bursary Fund

The Laughton Village Choir has announced an exciting initiative to help foster community music-making in Laughton and the surrounding villages in the form of the Laughton Choral Bursary Fund. The fund will be available to anyone who would like to sing in the choir but would be deterred by the cost. It will also enable existing members of the choir to apply for a short course of private singing tuition with Linda Glenn or subsidised places on her occasional workshops. The bursary fund opens the door to everyone.

Linda initially formed the choir to provide a Christmas concert for the village. It was so popular that she did it again the following year, and then the momentum carried in on through that Spring and into a Summer concert. It is now a permanent fixture in the village, providing music at both ends of the year as well as at significant occasions such as a recent Burns Night Ceilidh, and at the farewell party given in honour of the outgoing local postmaster.

The choir is made up of singers from surrounding villages, with representatives from Ripe, Laughton, Chalvington, Deanland, Ringmer, Upper Dicker, even Eastbourne.

Laughton Village Choir - LVC

We sing a wide range of music, from Handel to Fats Waller via Glee, Barbershop, Gospel, Abba, Beatles and Manhattan Transfer.
We are happy to be known as a 'community choir', but that does not mean that we sing only very simple music. Linda demands a high standard from her singers, though she doesn't audition or require singers to be chorally experienced or musically literate. She undertakes to teach the skills necessary to sing sophisticated multi-part pieces, usually unaccompanied.

At the grand finale of The Villages Music Festival 2012, Linda presided over a choir of almost a hundred singers, many of whom had never sung in harmony before, who gave a fabulous performance of Handel's Hallelujah chorus, which for some people was a life changing event. (Please see testimonials.)

At present there are about 25 members, and rising. The Monday evening rehearsals are an hour and a half of choral skills, laughter, uplifting music and general frivolity. Do consider coming along to have a go. It isn't for everyone, but you'll never know unless you give it a try. £5 a week for regulars and £7 a week for those that drop in and out.

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To access Learning Resources, Repertoire, and Concert Day Details, please to go Choirs Log In.