Who are we?

The aim of the Haverhill Singers is

  • to promote the enjoyment of singing both classical and modern choral music and to perform it in and around Haverhill
  • To contribute socially and culturally to the area.

To achieve these aims we present two or three major concerts a year and a number of smaller events in co-operation with local organisations.(See ‘A typical year’ tab)

We welcome anyone who would like to sing and do not hold auditions. Newcomers are welcome to attend a few rehearsals, without obligation to see how they get on.

We also organise a number of informal social and fund raising events throughout the year.

Our repertoire is wide. In recent times we have sung major works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Orff, Handel, Bernstein, Elgar and Verdi together with songs by Burt Bacharach, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and The Beatles.

Our President is Christopher Gurteen whose ancestor, Daniel Gurteen founded the Haverhill ChoralSociety in 1860 and whose family has always maintained support for the society.

Our Musical director is Jane Wright, a graduate of the Guildhall school of Music who has sung with many choirs, including the Britten-Pears chamber choir. Jane was Head of Music at Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill from 1984 to 2011. She became the Society’s Musical Director in 2002 and has expanded its repertoire greatly.

Come and join us. Don’t be shy. You will be assured of a warm welcome.