Cradley Singers

The choir was originally formed by a churchwarden of Cradley Church, Carol Holt, in 1978. We currently have about forty singers in four parts SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass).

The committee comprises its Chairman, Brigadier Bill Backhouse, the present Musical Director David Kemp who took over from Dr. Stefan Scot in 2005, Secretary Judith Soper, Treasurer Marion Couston, Concerts Manager Madeline Brewin, publicity secretary Jean Clift plus representatives from all parts of the choir. The choir is considered one of the finest and most adaptable choral societies in the County and has a mixed and varied repertoire. Because of its size it is also able to explore less well-known music.

Although we originated as a village choir, the members of Cradley Singers now come from a much wider area stretching from Worcester to Hereford, Bromyard to Ledbury and many places in between.

From January 2008 we meet every Wednesday in Cradley School at 7.45 pm when everyone can be assured of a warm welcome and a sociable atmosphere. David Kemp our experienced conductor runs the choir with great good humour but still manages to get through a wide variety of music each term from grander choral works in the winter to lighter pieces in the summer.

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We are currently about 40 strong, with ages ranging from teens to seventies. Our skills range from those who are not good sight readers to experienced singers, some of whom make it their profession.

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