About The Choir
FORMED in 1976 by Stanley Kirk to perform a single concert, The Cromwell Singers have become well established in the choral life of the Newbury area. Originally rehearsals took place in the United Reformed Church Hall in Cromwell Place. When the choir was looking for a name "The Cromwell Singers" seemed very appropriate.
The Cromwells decided to continue after their inception and grew to their present size of approximately 40 voices - our current Musical Director and Accompanist is Trevor Defferd.
We are a friendly group whose philosophy is one of combining musical enjoyment for our members and for our audience, whilst allowing members to develop their musical skills in a supportive environment.
The Cromwell Singers have a long tradition of singing a variety of different styles of music, mainly shorter pieces, including medleys of songs from musicals, classical pieces and lighter items. A music committee meets regularly to discuss the programme content, with feedback from the choir members.
Each season we perform concerts by invitation for charitable causes. Over the years many thousands of pounds have been raised and we have given pleasure to those who come to support both our endeavours and the cause.