Stonegate Choir Welcomes You
A fun community choir
Stonegate choir is an established community choir based in Stonegate in East Sussex. We have been running for over 10 years with concerts ranging from 1960's pop music to large choral works including Handel's Messiah, Verdi's Requiem and Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe. We have an enthusiastic membership of over 60 men and women and are lead by the hugely talented Matthew Ward Oxbridge graduate and Head of Music at Mayfield School.
Past, Present & Future
If you enjoyed our ffirst concert under the Musical Direction of Matthew Ward it is already time for number 2. Join us on Saturday at 6.pm for some beautiful Passion tide music.
There are some tickets available on the doors.
If you haven't heard us before come along you are in for a real treat.
About Stonegate choir
Stonegate choir has been singing in one form or other since the 1950's. When the Choirs previous Director of Music, Kate Welch took over in 2006 it was a small choir that sung anthems in church at Easter, Christmas and Harvest Festival. Under Kate's direction the choir grew to sixty strong and began to perform larger choral works in St Peter's Church in Stonegate.
We have a brand new Musical Director, Mathew Ward, who started putting us through our paces in September 2017. Matthew has a Phd in music from St John's College Cambridge and is a prolific conductor and singer. He is head of music at Mayfield School.
In addition the choir love to sing in the community and Christmas wouldn't be the same without carols at Wadhurst Manor Nursing Home. We have also been known to knock out Bohemian Rhapsody at the Stonegate Stomp and Etchingham Big party. We were asked to sing as part of the Etchingham Music Festival and in 2014 we joined the Three Choirs at Wadhurst Music Festival.
We meet in St Peters Church in Stonegate to rehearse on Monday evenings from 8 to 9.30pm after which a number of us find our way to the local pub.
If you are interested in joining the choir please do contact us. We are more than happy for you to come along to a couple of rehearsals to see if you like us. We don't audition
If you do decide to join there is a subscription of £30 payable at the start of each term. There are 3 terms year.
If you don't sing but enjoy listening then do please come and support us at our next concert. Details on this website- rehearsals have already begun!