The Avon Singers are a 35 strong chamber choir who perform in the Worcestershire area. Following several successful concerts at St. Michael and All Angels’ Church in Broadway, they loved it so much that they have made it their home and now rehearse there every Monday evening.
Their next concert at St. Michaels’ will be on Friday 29th May 2020. They will be performing a range of beautiful choral works on a theme of Sunrise to Sunset. The concert has been designed to reflect the changing mood of Sunrise and Sunset whilst maximising the wonderful acoustic and spiritual ambiance that the Church provides. The programme centres around the Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo, which leads the audience through a myriad of emotions. The concert will also feature an impressive array of works by living composers, including Craig Hella Johnson, Howard Goodall, Cynthia Gray, John Rutter and Eric Whitacre. Performing music by living composers is a great passion of Musical Director, Claire Hawkes, both for the satisfaction they bring to an audience and the feeling of relevance from music written in our time. Being a small chamber choir, the strength of the Avon Singers is in the sensitive performance of music which has been written to express a range of tonal colours, emotions and poetry.
The Avon Singers will be joined by Selina Bella Strings, founded and led by Shulah Oliver. This is a group of professional musicians who are all graduates from leading Music Conservatoires & Universities. The group has a wealth of experience performing for events from National Awards Ceremonies, Book Launches and Reunions to playing for The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh, and many other types of events including concerts, weddings and corporate functions.
Tickets can be purchased from the following sources:
- Online at avonsingers.com
- Michael and All Angels’ Church, Broadway
- Hayman-Joyce Estate Agents, Broadway
- Russell’s Restaurant, Broadway
- Lasting Impressions, Broadway
- Slate Clothing, Broadway
Shulah Oliver (MMus(Dist.); BMus(Hons); Dip.RAM;LRAM) is a well-respected soloist who is regularly invited to perform concertos and give recitals around the U.K and Europe and was invited to perform in Sri Lanka in the presence of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister in 2014.
Shulah was the only violinist selected from the UK to take part and perform at the prestigious London Masterclasses with Gyorgy Pauk on three occasions. She has participated in many masterclasses with leading violinists / violists including Tasmin Little, When Zhou Lee, Thomas Brandis, Bruno Giuranna and Yuri Bashmit.
She is a sought-after chamber musician including lead violinist/founder of Selina Bella Strings and lead violinist of the Astaria String Quartet, Fordante and Duo Armande. As a soloist and ensemble member she has played in many of the leading concert venues in Europe and been invited to play in festivals such as the Paganini London Festival, Norfolk & Norwich, Three Choirs, and St. Endellion Festivals. Shulah freelances with orchestras including the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Longborough Festival Opera, English Symphony Orchestra and is invited to guest lead orchestras including Scottish Ballet, Bampton Classical Opera and Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra.
Selina Bella Strings (founded & led by Shulah Oliver) is a group of professional musicians, who are all graduates from leading Music Conservatoires & Universities. The group has a wealth of experience performing for events from National Awards Ceremonies to playing for The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh; from Book Launches to Reunions; & many other types of events including concerts, weddings and corporate functions.