Holy Cross and St Mary

Join our Community Choir!

Come and join us! You don’t have to be a great singer! You might think you can’t sing at all! You don’t need to read music! You just need to give it a try. Singing is very good for you – and we will be generating a “feel-good factor” at our rehearsals each week!

After a long time of not being able to meet, come a celebrate our return.

So how did it all begin?

Revd Steve had a dream one night and sat up singing, “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah!”, much to the surprise of his wife, Sarah! It was after he saw that captivating performance by Men Aloud on Songs Of Praise. At that moment he knew he had to start a community choir, open to all.

Before coming to Quainton, Steve ran five Community Choirs in West Sussex and they are continuing with a new director.

However, Steve is now running two Community Choirs in our area: Every Friday morning in school term time at Quainton Memorial Hall, 10.00 to 11.30 am and an evening choir at Waddesdon Methodist Church Hall on a Wednesday from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm – again during school term time.

There is no charge, but we would ask for a donation each week to help cover the rental of the hall and running expenses. You can expect to be singing rock and pop classics as well as more traditional music together with soul and gospel. Songs like, “This is Me” and “From Now On”, from the Greatest Showman,  “From A Distance”, Sister Act’s, “Joyful, Joyful”, Titanic’s, “My Heart Will Go On”, Abba’s “Mamma Mia!”, the Beatles, “Let It Be”,  classic Leo Sayer hits, “One Man Band” and “When I Need You,” and that musical classic, “Memory”. Other songs include, Jessy J’s “Price Tag”, U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found”, “One Love,” “Stand By Me,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” “Time After Time,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” We’ve had some controversial song choices too! Steve loved his arrangement of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, which included some claps and stamps (and not the postage kind!). Most other people in the choir just humoured him! In 2020 we are adding new songs to our repertoire including “Fix You” (Coldplay), “Super Trouper” (Abba), “Burn The Ships” (For King And Country), “Nothing Compares 2 You,” (Sinead O’Connor), “Summertime Blues” (Eddie Cochran) and a whole lot more!

No need to book – just come along!

We meet every Friday morning in school term time at Quainton Village Hall at 10.00am to 11.30am – we have 30 or 40 people of all ages every week. And Waddesdon Methodist Hall every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Just come along – no need to book

For more information, check out our Community Choirs website: Community Choirs