Brampton & District Choir
The choir was founded in January 2005 by Stuart Stokell and was under his musical directorship until 2014.
After short spells under the leadership of Andy Webster and Ryan Hanlon, Stuart returned to the choir in March 2019 leaving in March 2022 which prompted Jerry King who has been the choir accompanist since 2011 to take on the role of Musical Director.
Our primary purpose is to have fun and enjoy singing with friends, our musical repertoire covers an eclectic mix of music from classical pieces to modern hits.
The choir performs two big concerts each year in June and December, with Brampton Community Centre, Union Lane, Brampton being our current performance venue.
When circumstances have permitted, profits from our Christmas concerts have been donated to local charities and we are proud to have raised several thousand pounds over the years, although financially we are not able to do this at the moment, we are looking forward to being able to do so again in the not-too-distant future.
We welcome invitations to perform at other local events and have done so many times in the past.
In 2016 we took part in the BBC music day and performed live on TV under Wetheral Viaduct.
The choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Brampton Methodist Hall. The acoustics being good for rehearsing our songs.
Nearer to concert dates, we may increase our rehearsals to twice a week, usually on a Monday evening.
We also have social evenings for choir members and friends.
Although the choir can accommodate up to 60 members, we currently have a membership of 35. so are more than happy to welcome new members, especially for our Tenor and Bass sections.
We do not audition for membership, and you don't need to read music. Our MD is excellent at taking us through new pieces of music, so we learn together.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact our secretary, who will be happy to guide you through our joining process.
The choir is administered through an elected management committee which meets regularly throughout the year under an elected Chairman and Secretary.