Tim is now delighted to be the new Musical Director of the Grove Singers of London, and is very much looking forward to an enthusiastic audience enjoying the performance of this long established and experienced choir.
Our friendly and sociable choir was formed by Brian Newman in 1992 and flourished in his care until 2015. In February 2016 Tim Rhys Morgan was welcomed as our new conductor, and under his direction the choir continues to thrive.
If you love singing and want to meet like-minded people, improve your skills and learn new music, come along and join us! We meet to rehearse every 3-4 weeks on a Sunday afternoon, an advantage for those who are committed to other choirs or who have a heavy workload.
Everyone is welcome and there are no auditions. New singers decide for themselves if it’s the right group for them.
We have performed concerts on behalf of local and national charities, including Changing Faces, Dandelion Time and the Hospice Movement in addition to donating to the lovely churches we are lucky enough to sing in. We are proud to have raised approximately £30,000 over the years.
Our enterprising programmes range from a mix of sacred and secular pieces, interspersed with reading or solos, to longer and more rarely performed works. Repertoire includes music by Lauridsen, Vaughan Williams, Goodall, Fauré, Finzi, Britten, Mozart, Rutter, Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Taverner, Bernstein and Haydn, to mention but a few!
We also go on concert tours abroad: recent destinations include Germany (Erfurt and Colditz), Slovenia (Ljubljana and Bled), and Poitiers, France. We are planning to visit Dresden in Summer 2020.
In November 2016 we took part in a performance of Goodall’s Eternal Light in New York’s Carnegie Hall…
Wow! What can I say but thank you for all your hard work, supreme professionalism and a fabulous performance. Your high performance level came forth with energy, excitement and polish… Bravi!
Brian has conducted in America with the London Chorale, and in China and Europe with the Grove Singers and the English Concert Singers. He has prepared choirs for television and CD recordings.