We are a highly successful community choir based in Marlow
Led by Gillian Dibden-MBE,we provide excellent training in choral music and vocal technique for singing in mixed, 4-part (SATB) (and on occasion 8 part ) choirs,
We work on a set of projects targeted towards a Winter and Summer concert performance to round off each Term. Take a look at our list of recent works for a feel for the type of work we perform
Our concerts usually include supporting performances from professional soloists and a full orchestra.
We perform these in local inspiring locations and they are very well received and attended
Our Leader Gillian Dibden MBE
Gillian studied piano and cello at the Royal College of Music and went on to teach and lead musical groups
Her work with the Chamber Choir from St Bernard’s Convent School in Slough won international prizes in the (European Broadcasting Union sponsored) choral competition “Let the Peoples Sing”.
She is a member of the Council of the Association of British Choral Directors, and received two significant awards in 2002 –A Churchill Fellowship in Choral Music and Choral Director of the Year in the Sainsbury’s “Choir of the Year” competition. She was also the first recipient of the Chair’s Award (ABCD) for her outstanding contribution to Choral Music in the UK.
Gillian has mentored “Music for Youth”, at both regional and national levels, and adjudicating for “Choir of the Year”. She has also led courses for the Junior Choirs of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.
In 2009 Gillian received an MBE from The Queen for her work with young choirs in Berkshire.
We are delighted to be working with Gillian who leads our choir with great energy purpose and passion, ensuring we sing at our very best every Wednesday evening.
We meet on Wednesdays at 7:30pm during school term dates for vocal training and rehearsals to achieve concert performance standard. The "Key Dates" link shows our current schedule of rehearsals and
Centered on Marlow, we serve the choral needs of an ever expanding community over a wide area. We currently have around100 members coming from Marlow, Marlow Bottom, High Wycombe, Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Cookham, Maidenhead, Taplow, Windsor, Reading, Stokenchurch, Henley and the surrounding areas.
You will find us a very welcoming group with a wide range of experience and no audition, or previous experience is necessary.
Please come along and give us a try