We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to be involved with the Danesborough Chorus by joining the choir, hiring us to sing for you, supporting us by becoming a Friend, sponsoring us or hiring our choral scores. Why not raise funds for the choir through easyfundraising?
JOIN THE CHOIR
HIRE US TO SING
BECOME A FRIEND
We'll be recruiting new members as soon as we're able to meet again for rehearsals. In the meantime, you can always leave your details with our Membership Secretary (details below) and we'll contact you once rehearsals resume.
The choir usually performs three or four concerts a year, including a large-scale work, often in Milton Keynes Theatre; and, if you’re keen, there’s plenty more.
We're frequently invited to take part in events locally, as well as carol singing and weddings, and to train with nationally-known professional musicians.
Our programme has recently included:
Brahms German Requiem
Jenkins The Armed Man
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
If you're interested in becoming a member, come along to a few rehearsals to see if you'd like to join. We offer reduced rates for a 'taster' term.
The next step will be a simple audition, including singing a short piece of your choice and a few basic musical exercises to establish pitch range and sight-reading ability.
Rehearsals are held in Aspley Guise Village Hall on Wednesday evenings at 19:45, finishing at 21:50.
There's a coffee interval during the evening for members to get to know each other.
For more information, please call our membership secretary, Carol Yirrell on 01296 680328 or contact us by email.
We'd be delighted to provide a small choir to sing at your wedding or special occasion.
The choir will provide support in your chosen hymns, and will sing anthems or a piece of your choice to entertain your guests while you're signing the register, for example.
We can also provide a small choir for other events such as funerals and memorial services.
Our services are available for a fee, from £350.
If you have an occasion where you think a choir would be beneficial, please contact us by email or call 01582 524183.
Feedback from Nicola and James, December 2017
"I just wanted to thank you for yesterday! You were incredible!
One of the highlights of my day, the fact you brought me to tears in rehearsal is just an indication of your talents."
Feedback from newly-weds, July 2017
"We just wanted to email to say thank you so much for singing at our wedding. The whole choir were simply amazing and helped to make our wedding both special and unforgettable. We had numerous comments about how good the choir was and we are recommending you to everyone who asks. Please pass on our praises and thanks to the rest of the choir, we wanted to try and catch you all in person but we simply didn't get a spare minute.
Thank you so very much."
Why not support Danesborough Chorus as a Friend?
In return for a minimum donation of £30, you’ll receive:
advance notice of concerts;
newsletters about the choir’s activities;
inclusion of your name in concert programmes; and
the opportunity to attend some rehearsals.
You can pay by standing order, cash or cheque.
If you pay income tax, you can complete a Gift Aid Declaration form which enables Danesborough Chorus to reclaim from HMRC tax paid on your gift.
If you'd like to support us by becoming a Friend, please contact us by email.
SUPPORT THE CHOIR WHEN YOU SHOP ONLINE
HIRE CHORAL SCORES
Raise your company's profile by supporting a first-class local choir.
Receive a number of free concert tickets.
We can arrange a pre/post-concert reception, at which you can meet soloists, members of the choir and the musical director.
Your company name and logo will feature on posters and leaflets, distributed to homes, concert audiences and public information points in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. Concert programmes will feature your company name on the cover, and display your advertisement inside.
If you’d like to sponsor us, please contact us by email.
We’re delighted that Neville Funeral Service is continuing to sponsor us for the 2019-2020 season.
Register for easyfundraising and support the choir when you shop online.
Click ‘Find the cause you want to help’; choose Danesborough Chorus; and follow the registration instructions.
When you next shop or book a holiday online, do it through easyfundraising and the choir will benefit.