Hello and Welcome to the Home Page of the Sans Pareil Singers!
The SPS was set up as a Community Choir, by Andrew and Vicki Young in 2009. Its members are from all walks of life and all ages (30's - 80's) with different degrees of expertise in singing.
Singing, we believe is good for the Body and the Soul and we all enjoy our rehearsals which take place each Wednesday night, at All Saints Church, Church Row, Hurworth, starting at 7.30pm. There are no auditions and we do our utmost to make everyone very welcome. Andy says that if you turn up, that is your audition.. and you've passed it!
We are a mixed choir with around 78 members, having welcomed several new singers since our return from the Summer break. This increase in choir numbers means that we are having to restrict the size of the choir, as space for rehearsals and performances is becoming tight! We have therefore, reluctantly decided that any potential new members' names will go onto a waiting list until there is a vacancy in the choir. Our Ethos remains the same: 'If you Want to sing, you are able to sing'. We sing for our own enjoyment, to give pleasure to others and to enjoy the company and friendship of our fellow members. In our Concerts we do all of these plus raise money for good causes. We aim to make our rehearsals light-hearted and enjoyable. If you don't know the words, or are not sure of the tune, just join in anyway; we really don't mind too much. Andy was a primary school teacher and is extremely patient with us!
We can and have performed in small, private concerts, large public concerts; At weddings, funerals, christenings, etc. We enjoy singing alongside other local choirs, especially during our Anniversary and Christmas Concerts. Our music is very variable; from Abba to Lloyd Webber, and from Beethoven to Beatles. Why not visit the music page and listen to one or two of our songs? Have a 'gander' at our Forthcoming Events too.
If you wish to make any enquiries, or book a concert, wedding etc., you can email us, using the CONTACT US page, which will enable you to send your messages to the relevant email address.
Publicity Co-Ordinator on behalf of all members of SPS