Since 1973 Brewood Singers have been a popular, forward looking, mixed choral group who were formed in 1973 by a group of local people who were interested in singing as a hobby. This year we are celebrating our 44th year.
The Singers are known for their repertoire of light songs (better described as classic pops), show and film music, traditional (some religious) and Christmas music. The variety of our repertoire has enabled us to perform many different types of concerts throughout the Midlands. The Singers perform music to a high standard and pride themselves on producing enjoyable and varied programmes, either on our own or with other musicians and performers. In recent years the group have increased the number of concerts we have performed and are happy to sing at a variety of venues both large and small.
Over the last few years we have performed at a variety of churches, village halls, and residential homes for the elderly.
In the past we have performed for freemasons, the Staffordshire Agricultural Society at the Stafford County Showground (formerly Bingley Hall), the British Digestive Foundation, and other charitable organisations. One of our recent concerts has been at West Bromwich Town Hall, where we appeared as guests of the K & J Male Voice Choir.
We have performed with a variety of groups and artists such as the K & J Male Voice Choir; the Cradley Heath Male Voice Choir, the Walsall Harmonica Male Choir; the Black Country Comedian, Tommy Mundon; the Stefnir Male Voice Choir from Iceland, the Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir; the Gnosall Handbell Ringers; Abraham Darby School Bands and others too.
The Singers do charge a negotiable fee for performing, according to the size of venue and the nature of the group organising the concert. If the aim of the concert is to raise money for a charitable cause, this is taken into consideration when negotiating the fee.
Apart from singing, another aim of the Singers is to raise money for charity. We have made donations to NSPCC One Stop Appeal, The Staffordshire County Ambulance Appeal, Rainbow House (Walsall), Walsall Charity Trust, Brewood Parish Church, Brewood Roman Catholic Church, Brewood Methodist Church, Brewood Playgroup, Age Concern, Compton Hospice, as well as performing concerts to help boost various charitable funds.
Over the years, the membership of the group has increased and we now have over 30 singers. We are always on the lookout for new loyal members who share the same aims and who have a positive contribution to make to the performance of the group.
At present we have a waiting list for ladies, but this should not deter people from applying. We are, however, particularly keen on recruiting more men (tenors and basses). If there is anyone out there who would like to join us and can make our regular Thursday night practice, please get in touch.
During 2004, we produced a Spring Concert in March in the Jubilee Hall Brewood with Sound crew, and a concert in June with the Bands from Abraham Darby School in the parish church (St Mary & St Chad) We have taken part in various concerts throughout the year including the Brewood Music Festival in July. Our Traditional Christmas Concert in December remains a firm favourite with our audiences. Details about concerts can be found on the Events Page.
If you are interested in organising a concert and wish to consider the Singers, please fill out or Hire Us form and we will contact you at our earliest convenience. The Singers always try their best to accommodate all requests for concerts, but it is always a good idea to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. This is particularly important when making requests for concerts for the months leading up to Christmas - our busiest time.
Please spread the word about the Brewood Singers to your friends!
We hope to have the pleasure of singing for you again in the not too distant future.