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The Grove Singers is a friendly chamber choir of 40 voices which rehearses in Pimlico, central London every 3-4 weeks on a Sunday afternoon. It gives an average of 4 concerts a year, often mixed programmes of a cappella music, with an orchestral concert including a larger scale work every other year in London. Recent London venues include St James. Piccadilly; The Queen’s Chapel at the Savoy; the Temple Church and the Garden Museum.

The Singers give concerts further afield, including Wyke Regis in Dorset (2014); Charing, Kent (2015); and Newport, Essex (2013); while enjoying frequent trips abroad – Leipzig and Colditz, where we were invited to sing at the Rededication of the Chapel and the Opening of the Castle to the public following extensive renovations (2015); Erfurt, Germany (2005 and 2014); Cleres, near Rouen, France (2013); County Kerry in Ireland (2009).

They have given concerts on behalf of local and national charities, including Changing Faces, Dandelion Time, the National Trust, the Museum of Garden History and the Hospice Movement and have raised well over £20,000 since their formation.

Its enterprising programmes range from a mix of sacred and secular works interspersed with readings, to longer and more rarely performed works. Repertoire includes music by Lauridsen, Vaughan Williams, Goodall, Fauré, Finzi, Britten, Mozart, Rutter, Bach, Vivaldi and Haydn. We took part in a performance of Goodall’s Eternal Light in New York’s Carnegie Hall in November 2016.

The choir was formed by Brian Newman in 1992 and flourished in his care until 2015. In February 2016 Tim Rhys Morgan was welcomed as our new conductor. The Singers look forward to moving forward under his direction.

  St James's Church Piccadilly - June 2015

1998 in Venice

August Bank Holiday at Castle Acre

Year 2000 in Tuam, Ireland
         
  Tim Rhys Morgan 
 

As an accompanist, Tim has been playing for choirs and soloists since the age of elven when he attended Desborough School, Maidenhead and became accompanist of their well-known choir. He then studied piano with Jana Frenklova at Bangor University, North Wales where he also played for local choral societies and soloists. Since then, he has developed into a sensitive and versatile performer, playing for soloists and choirs up and down the country. Tim has travelled widely with the English Concert Singers, under its director, Roy Wales and played on their tours of China, Australia and South America .

As a conductor and choral director, Tim has worked for Southend Operatic Society, the Howard Wallace Chorale and Rug Opera, among many others. His school choirs have gained a reputation for excellence, winning first prize at many festivals and competitions. He recently started a new children’s choir (currently consisting of six members ) called the Studio Singers.

Tim is now delighted to be the new Musical Director of the Grove Singers of London, and is very much looking forward to an enthusiastic audience enjoying the performance of this long established and experienced choir.


    Conductor - Brian Newman
  Brian Newman  
 

In addition to his work with the Grove Singers, Brian is conductor of the Heathfield Choral Society and the Lyric Chamber Orchestra. He has also worked with massed choirs, as chorus master for Opera Galas and other concerts at major venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, National Indoor Arena, Birmingham and the Crystal Palace Concert Bowl.

He has conducted in America with the London Chorale, and in China and Europe with the Grove Singers and the English Concert Singers. He has prepared choirs for television and CD recordings.

    Conductor - Brian Newman
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