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Next concert: "Bach and Pergolesi"

Summer Concert

JS Bach - O Jesu Christ, mein Lebenslicht
- Lutheran Mass in G minor

Pergolesi - Stabat Mater

21 June 2014 at 7:30pm

All Saints Church
SW14 8AX


The Barnes Choir

We are an amateur choir which has been performing in South West London since 1952 and continue to put on regular concerts three times a year.  Our aim is to perform programmes with a wide variety of works from all periods, from the familiar to the less well-known. Where possible, local artistes have been involved in solo, vocal and instrumental capacities in our concerts, and local composers have featured in our programmes. These are always of a high standard.

Our mission
We aim to promote choral singing in the community around Richmond, Sheen and Barnes.

The challenge with an amateur choir is to combine a sociable and friendly environment while raising the choir’s standard of singing. With this in mind, the choir holds a number of social events each year – barbecues, quiz suppers, Christmas party.  The choir has visited Le Pecq, just outside Paris, with which Barnes has strong cultural links: we have performed there on 2 occasions as part of the town’s Music Festival and made a repeat visit in 2013.

As well as our regular concerts, we occasionally perform for local events, most recently at Petersham Nurseries for their pre-Christmas special evening:
"On behalf of everyone at Petersham Nurseries I wanted to send yourself, Julian and the entire Barnes Choir a huge thank you for joining us last night. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It was an absolute delight to hear you .....thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended the evening."

We audition prospective members and they need to be able to demonstrate good vocal and musical capabilities.   Sight-reading is useful, but not a requirement.

Our conductor is Julian Collings and our accompanist is Elspeth Wilkes.

Our annual programme for 2013-14 is here


Julian Collings

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Future Concert dates

7 December 2013 at St John the Divine, Richmond TW9 2PE

Christmas Concert
Britten - St Nicolas
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas carols
Carols for the Choir - Rutter, Macmillan, Cornelius

5 April 2014 at St Mary's Barnes, SW13 9HL

The English Tradition - part of Barnes Music Festival
Elgar - Give unto the Lord, Five part songs
Vaughan Williams - Mass in G minor
Parry - Hear my words, ye people
Stanford - The Bluebird, Songs of the Fleet

21 June 2014 at All Saints Church, East Sheen SW14 8AX

Summer Concert
JS Bach - O Jesu Christ, meins Lebenslicht, Lutheran Mass in G Minor
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater




Adults £15
Concessions (Over 60s and Students)  £12
Children under 12 free

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Also available on the door

Choir Members can purchase tickets at rehearsals.






We rehearse every Tuesday evening during term time from 8.00 to 10.00pm at All Saints Church, East Sheen Avenue, East Sheen, London SW14 8AX (click for map).

New members are always welcome to this choir of about 60 singers. The new member needs to demonstrate good vocal and musical capabilities.

Rehearsal start dates for concerts in 2013
  • Tuesday 10 September 2013 for 7 December concert
  • Tuesday 7 January 2014 for 5 April concert
  • Tuesday 15 April 2014 for 21 June concert
  The Barnes Choir is very grateful to the John Lewis Partnership for financial assistance. It also receives support from the Richmond upon Thames Arts Council and Barnes Community Association.

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