A fun and friendly choir for folk in Horsham who love to sing

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Finding time for you

The Big Notes Choir is a community choir made up of music lovers of all ages and stages. We meet on Tuesday evenings to enjoy singing classical to pop and everything in between. Our choir encompasses experienced singers who have been in choirs before and novices finding out what kind of sound they can make! Each session includes a wine break as an opportunity to socialise and form new friendships, united as we are by the wish to make something both bigger than ourselves, and beautiful.
Booking for each term is through the Little Notes booking widget below, but if you'd like to pop along to give it a try, just drop us a line by email or via Facebook.
'Big Notes Choir Horsham' is run by Little Notes Horsham Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 6742765.

The Team

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Mark Bradbury, BMus (hons), LRAM

Mark lives in Horsham with Lou and their three spirited young daughters. Growing up in the Midlands, Mark’s musicality was clear. He learned to play the flute and guitar and discovered his love for singing. Mark began his musical training with the legendary baritone John Cameron in Manchester and a scholarship to study singing at The Royal Academy of Music followed. Theatre always played a big part in Mark’s life. As a performer, he always felt most at-home on the Operatic stage. Mark sang with Glyndebourne Opera for 10 years and learnt so many of his workshop leading skills in the awsome Glyndebourne Education Department. He joined the Glyndebourne Chorus in 1999 and sang with the company for many years. He made his solo Glyndebourne debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2001 singing Bartholomew/ The Last Supper (Birtwistle). Other operatic roles include Parpignol/ La Boheme (RAH Raymond Gubbay), Arbace/ Idomeneo, Acis/ Acis and Galatea, Monostatos/ Die Zauberflote. Chorally, Mark enjoys singing with The Academy of Ancient Music, Gabrieli Consort and Choir of the Age of enlightenment. As a founder member of European Voices, under Sir Simon Rattle, he sang with the OAE and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin and Salzburg in Les Boreades (Rameaux), Peter Grimes (Britten), and Wonderful Town (Bernstein). Extensive work as a soloist on the concert platform has included Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (RAM for Classic FM), Mozart’s  Mass in C (QEH), Bach’s St John Passion (St John’s Chapel, Cambridge), Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, Britten’s St Nicholas, Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Mark is the director of Big Notes and Little Notes Horsham choirs and is a founder/ director of Little Notes.

Mark Bradbury (Director)
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Ian Gardner is Mark’s regular right-hand man and is at the piano most weeks during rehearsals and performances. Ian studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a singer and jazz pianist and is an all round whizzy musician. Ian is head of music at The Weald secondary school in Billingshurst and continues to enjoy singing and playing professionally in all types of different music.

Ian Gardner (Piano/ Coach)

Upcoming classes

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Venue

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How to book

Choir takes place on Tuesdays at 8pm during term time. All booking is dealt with using our online booking system, but do feel free to get in touch if you have further questions. You can book a place by selecting ‘Book now’, or ‘Book’ within the ‘Upcoming classes’ section above. The price will be adjusted automatically when joining mid-term. Our venue is:

St Leonard’s Church

Cambridge Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5ED stleonardshorsham.org.uk Get directions

Parking and access

A small number of parking spaces are available on site, however street parking is available in the surrounding streets. Please look out for any parking restrictions.

Facilities:

– Toilets
– Complimentary wine or soft drinks every week!

What is Little Notes?

Big Notes Choir is brought to you by the founders of Little Notes. Find out more about the other work we do in Horsham and beyond

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"Big Notes choir is brilliant - I'd urge anyone to come and have a go! Few of us knew each other when the choir first started but the wine break halfway through is an excellent way to make new friends! I've loved making music with them and our recent concert was amazing - we sounded great. Highly recommended way to spend a Tuesday evening."

Emma

Horsham

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