How the choir started
One summer evening in 1962, a group of young Mums in and near the village of Warsash came together and The Solent Singers choir was born.
They met every Monday evening at the Victory Hall and soon the choir was taking bookings to entertain groups and charities throughout the county.
In December 1963 the choir was invited to join with four other choirs to take part in the Festival of Choirs held at St Marys Church, Hook. A collection was made for Oxfam and from this started the choir’s fundraising for local charities which continues today.
Helping local charities
Over the last seven years the choir has raised £12,500 for a wide variety of local charities through our concerts and we hope, has helped countless individuals over the years.
Our Summer Concert is held in Warsash each year and our Christmas Concerts at St Marys Church, Hook and the United Reform Church in Sarisbury Green.
The choir has taken part in a variety of music festivals; Portsmouth Music Festival, Fareham Music Festival, Bournemouth Music Festival and Cheltenham Music Festival. Whilst they can be a bit nerve wracking they are always fun and you can learn a lot from the adjudicators comments. Sometimes you pick up a trophy…or two!
Charities: Portsmouth Downs Syndrome Association, The Honey Pot Children’s Charity, McMillan Nurses, Jack’s House, Fareham & Gosport Family Aid, Starlight, QA Radio, The Elizabeth Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society, Teenage Cancer Trust, Warlocks Meningitis Trust, Children’s Cancer Ward 564, The Haven Breast Cancer Support Centres, The Rainbow Centre.