Happiness is… singing in a choir

Phoenix Choir of Crawley are looking for new singers to join them for their forthcoming Season.

Whether you chant on the football terraces or with your mates down the pub, sing in the shower or in the car to your favourite tracks on the radio, singing is fun.

Added to this is a growing body of evidence that singing in a group is good for you! The way we breathe together as a group when we sing is an amazing stress-buster and research indicates that singing in a choir helps improve circulation, regulate the heartbeat and boost the immune system.  It is also a great way to meet new people, make friends and learn new skills.

Phoenix Choir is a friendly amateur mixed voice choir, created in 2016 from two long established choirs; Concordia Singers and The Weald Choir, so there is a wealth of experience in running rehearsals, organising concerts, offering singers a chance to ‘find their voice’ and develop their musical ability. We perform with professional soloists and instrumentalists and come from diverse backgrounds, with differing shapes, sizes and ability. We are united by our lively camaraderie, passion for singing and a desire to bring good music to our community.

Our encouraging and inspirational music director Sam Hayes, will lead an exciting programme this year, starting with a variety of works from ‘The West Sussex Drinking Song’ to Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ this Autumn.  A traditional Christmas Concert in December will be followed next Spring by a concert at The Hawth, which will include Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ and a light-hearted, Proms-style Picnic Concert in June 2019.

So why not think about joining us?  You can come along to our Thursday rehearsals, starting on 6th September 7.45pm – 9.45 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Wakehurst Drive, Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DL. We don’t hold auditions and you are very welcome to come along as a guest to a few rehearsals before deciding if you would like to join our membership.  To contact us or find out more about our upcoming events, phone 01293 515287 or visit our Contact page.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Date for your diaries

Meet the Phoenix Choir

Mini concert and social event

Thursday 8 November

St Mary’s Church, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6DL

Free Meet the Choir

Phoenix Choir of Crawley invite you to a FREE music event at St Mary’s Church, Wakehurst Drive, Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DL.

The choir will perform a short concert which will include some movements of Vivaldi’s Gloria and a varied selection of short choral pieces, including Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus, music by Parry, Holst and Finzi, and much more. Do come along to enjoy some fabulous music, then stay for light refreshments and a chat with choir members. There is car parking available in the school playground off Collier Row, opposite the church.

There will be an opportunity to donate to St Mary’s building fund

All details may be subject to change without notice