Last updated: Tue 26 Sep 2017

Join the Nunney Choir

A new Nunney Choir launches this month, with rehearsals every fortnight, starting on Tuesday 26 September 7pm in Nunney Church.

Nunney choir

The first taster session is free, so come and try. After that, it’s £6 per session to take part.

The choir will next meet on Tuesday 3 October and after that every 2 weeks.

Learn about posture, breathing, sound and diction with a variety of musical repertoire, from a classical basis.

The choir is run by Lucy Simon BA LTCL, who recently moved into Nunney’s former Post Office. Having trained as a classical singer, Lucy is keen to establish some community music-making in the village.

No experience is necessary, as Lucy will coach everyone in vocal techniques. There will be no auditions, as she wants the choir to be as inclusive as possible.

Singing is one of the great pleasures in life. Do come and have fun.

You can register your interest to Lucy by email [email protected], phone 01373 836 808 or drop a note through her front door.

The Nunney Delamere Choral Society

Nunney Delamere choir

Nunney Delamere Choral Society

Nunney had a very active choir between the wars, the Nunney Delamere Choral Society. This consisted of Nunney residents and performed at concerts and competitions throughout the southwest.

Mrs Robert Bateman, wife of the noted Pre-Raphaelite painter who lived at Rockfield House, conducted the mixed choir for many years.

She was a staunch supporter of the Mid-Somerset Musical Competitions, held in Bath every year. The competition consisted mainly of choral classes, with a few for vocal soloists, and attracted choirs from all over the southwest.

Among the Premier Awards to be won at the contest was the Nunney Delamere Trophy for mixed voice choirs from villages.

The Nunney choir sang at the festival year after year. When Mrs Bateman died in 1923, the festival concert held in the evening after the contest opened the National Anthem followed by For all the Saints in her memory. The hymn was sung by the massed choirs, with one verse being taken by the Nunney Delamere choir alone.

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