Stevenage Ladies Choir
Stevenage Ladies Choir was formed in 1960, and made up of the wives of members of Stevenage Male Voice Choir. During the early years the choir took part in various competitions, and their greatest achievement was winning a Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Music Festival.
The Choir chooses to no longer enter competitions, preferring instead to raise money for charities both local and national and to regularly perform alongside Male and Female Choirs from around the United Kingdom and Europe. This encourages us to expand our repertoire, often learning new pieces, which can sometimes be in a foreign language, thereby stretching our creativity.
Our current repertoire is very varied, including pieces from classical through to modern day composers, examples being Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria, Fields-Coleman’s The Rhythm of Life, and Sumner (Sting’s) Fields of Gold.
In the past the choir has toured France, Germany (to our twin town Ingelheim) and Holland, as well as extensively in the United Kingdom.