This year Helen Vereker Singers celebrate their 15th anniversary
Helen started the singing group in her living room 15 years ago for voice students who wanted to sing pop songs but felt a group setting would be less intimidating than singing solo. Since then the choir has grown considerably.
We take what we learn in rehearsals and give concerts in aid of local groups and charities. Over the years these became more regular. We now actively fundraise for local charities and community groups and are also booked for weddings, funerals, private parties and corporate events.
Our performances range from schools and local village halls to local pubs or International Music Festivals. We have been seen singing on street corners, the local supermarket and even off the back of a lorry! We teamed-up with other choirs and support touring professional acts.
Helen says “Over the past 15 years, I have met so many inspirational people. The group has evolved into something so much more than I could have imagined. Aside of being a happy band of singers, the camaraderie, the friendships and community spirit these people have is wonderful. The group tell me I’m crazy with my ideas and song arrangements, but they always humour me and have a go! To then see their faces when they hear that song coming together is simply priceless.”
“We are different to most choirs around. We actively encourage you to join in, and it is not unusual to find the audience singing and dancing along with us.”
Over the years, we have helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds towards mainly local charities through our concerts and support many local community events throughout the year.
If you would like to join us, we meet every Monday night at the Cider Museum If you would like us to help raise funds for your charity please get in touch with us.