Based in the ancient village of Fletching, near Uckfield, we have performed a wide variety of choral music in mid-Sussex for over 30 years - from folksongs to Latin Masses - and have built up a large and loyal following in the local community.
Why Not Join Us?
We always welcome new singers, and invite you to come to one of our rehearsals for a sing to help you decide whether you'd like to become a member.
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Our Music Director
Ansy Boothroyd was a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. Her repertoire ranges from medieval music to jazz, opera to recitals. She has toured with opera companies in the USA and performed in London's principal concert halls. Ansy teaches singing at Christ's Hospital and Eastbourne College. Her work with adults takes her to a variety of Summer Schools. Ansy is delighted to have been appointed the Music Director of Fletching Singers in February 2023. She is also a professional potter and sculptor.
Past summer concerts have been given at some memorable venues, for instance, a madrigal evening in the beautiful garden of Clinton Lodge, Fletching; Handel's Acis and Galatea on the terrace of Mount Harry House, Offham; and Carmina Burana in the ancient barn at Court House, Barcombe, complete with balloons and firework display. Other venues include the church of St. Rémy, Dieppe qnd the chapel of Peterhouse, Cambridge. From time to time, the choir has also spent a week giving concerts in the Dordogne, including in Sarlat Cathedral.
We normally engage outside professional soloists and instrumentalists. These have included Lucinda Houghton, Elizabeth Brice, Ansy Boothroyd, Helen-Jane Howells (soprano), Sara Gourlay, Susannah Vernon (mezzo), David Gould (counter-tenor), Mark Curtis, Andrew McKenzie-Wicks, Paul Austin Kelly and Gareth Malone (tenor), Ian Caddy, Stephen Charlesworth, John Hancorn (bass), Eloise Irving (soprano), and Neil Jenkins (tenor).
Concert plans are made by the choir's committee in consultation with the conductor. We have given a number of joint concerts with other choirs: Ryde Chorus, The Crowborough Choral Society and Les Lundis Chantants, Dordogne.
Our Social Life
The Fletching Singers do not neglect the social side of life. Each year we frequently perform carols in aid of local charities. A weekly raffle is held to boost the choir's funds.
We are a friendly group, and we welcome new members. There is no audition, but what is essential is a love of music, an enjoyment of singing, and a willingness to learn many kinds of good music, whether simple or challenging.
If you would like to come along, either as a full member or else for a trial period without commitment, please email email@example.com