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The Fishpond Choir / Live Music

Mon 23Jun
8:00 PM

Note: This event has finished


The Fishpond Choir presents a free entry performance from the Fishpond Ballroom!

The choir, which is about fifty strong, sings a wide selection of material which    includes folk music from around the world, light classical pieces and items specially    written or arranged by Dana and Anne.



However, its first love is African music  –  mostly from the south of the continent. Choir members work very hard with Dana and  Anne to produce as authentic a sound as possible.

Over the years the Fishpond Choir has developed into a very accomplished unit thanks to the patience and professionalism of its leaders.  What comes over most from its  performances, along with the quality of the voices, is the sheer joy in making music.  With its happy informal style the choir so obviously enjoys performing and its enthusiasm endears it to every audience for whom it performs.

The Fishpond Choir, with its eclectic repertoire of world music, is unique. The choir started up in the Fishpond pub in 2001 as a mixed, open access community choir.  Nobody knows if it was the country’s first pub choir but founder members like to think so.  In January 2002, the choir officially began working with husband and wife team Dana and Anne de Waal, who had recently left their native South Africa and settled in the area. Dana took over as musical director and tenor soloist and Anne as accompanist.  The choir has never looked back.

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