One of the most polished choirs in Shropshire, The Phoenix Singers also has a reputation for being one of the friendliest.
Our wide repertoire centres on major works of the baroque and classical periods, but we also encourage new music, both by commissioning and through our composition competitions. We number around 40, and are always interested in meeting people wishing to join us. Concerts take place largely in and around Shrewsbury, but we regularly visit Germany where we work with the Celle Streicherensemble, who in turn come to Shrewsbury to accompany us.
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All voices are welcome, but especially tenors and low basses at present. If you can read music, can commit to regular rehearsals and are enthusiastic about singing together, we would welcome you.
You would normally attend about three rehearsals and then have a short informal audition with the Conductor. We have 2 or 3 concerts a year. For each concert we usually have about 10 rehearsals and a rehearsal on the day of the concert. Rehearsals normally take place on Thursdays at Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmere Road, SY2 5JJ from 7.30pm - 9.30pm with one or two rehearsals at the concert venue.
Details of forthcoming rehearsals, concerts and social events are to be found on the Concerts page. Subscriptions are collected termly and are currently £50. Members are expected to attend as many rehearsals as possible. For the concert the men wear DJ's and black bow ties and the women black trousers / long skirts, and black top, scoop or polo neck (depending on the weather) and a purple jacket, supplied by the choir.