News and events
Looking ahead in 2022
Our new musical director
Taking over the baton from Peter Britton, who has stepped down after 15 years with the Choir, we are very happy to introduce our newly appointed Musical Director, Chloe Allison.
Chloe accepted the post just before Christmas and has this to say about her appointment:
"I am thrilled to be starting work with Choir 2000 in the New Year.
They make such a vibrant sound and are clearly such a close-knit
musical community. I am honoured to be taking up the reins and excited
to see where the choir will go in the future!
I love working with community choirs. Singing is such an
inclusive activity that brings people together, and facilitating
collective expression in song is extremely rewarding. As a director, I
focus on making sure all my singers are developing vocal techniques that
allow them to sing freely and healthily. I also make sure we are not just
singing, but communicating. I invite everyone to think about the words,
and together we shape a collective performance with sincere meaning.
When not leading choirs, I am a singer and a researcher with a
PhD that focused on the music sung at Notre Dame de Paris at the end of
the 12th century. I also direct the performance collective, Marginalia,
who create innovative performance events bringing research and performance
into dialogue. I greatly enjoy both academic and practical music
teaching, and am this year lecturing in the Cambridge University music
Our programme for Spring and Summer
As per the new normal while things remain uncertain, our programme plans for the next few months are being reviewed.
IWe had planned to present the Mozart 'Requiem' in our Spring term concert performance, but we're now deferring that to our Summer term programme rather than the original plans we had for performing 'Elijah' which we're now postponing until a later date.
We're planning a themed programme of music for our Spring concert 2022 featuring Faure's 'Requiem' and other programme pieces.