Men needed

It’s not often in this post feminist world that you will hear that said, but this is a job that just requires men. The Hogarth Singers are in need of tenors and basses.

The choir, which has been going for more than 20 years, has an excellent reputation not only musically but as a warm and welcoming social club. They meet every Monday night at 7.30pm at the Arts Ed on Bath Rd and their first meeting for the autumn season will be on 17 September, starting at 7.00pm.

The Hogarth Singers will be performing Bach’s Oratorio this Christmas, “one of the key works of choral music” says Musical Director Rupert Gill, “a great piece”.

Rupert, himself a bass, works with a range of professional and amateur music groups. He says the lack of men in choirs is a perennial problem. Perhaps it is to do with boys’ voices breaking that they leave the school choir and don’t find their way back to choral music, much as they may enjoy singing, whereas girls have continuity.

Whatever the reason, men, and women are welcome to join the choir. It is not auditioned and you don’t have to be able to read music, so if you’re at all inclined, give it a go. Prospective members can just turn up, or contact, or call Sue on 07880 600991.

Read more about The Hogarth Singers here.