The Anglia Singers choir was formed in 1992 to give a Christmas carol service in Chelmsford, on the site now occupied by Anglia Ruskin University. We now give three concerts a year, raising money for local charities.
Anglia Singers' inaugural concert was held at the Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, in Christmas 1992. It was recorded by Essex Radio plc, who also recorded similar services in subsequent years when Anglia Singers were joined by the Salvation Army Chelmsford Citadel Band.
From that informal beginning when the Singers comprised many staff and students, the choir was placed on a more formal basis, and grew in size.
The Singers continue to be ambassadors for the University by taking its name to the many communities it serves. The Singers meet regularly during term times in the Sawyers Building on the Chelmsford campus.
The Singers give a number of concerts each year, with special emphasis on the Passiontide concerts and the outreach work that they undertake with concerts in the community. This involves performances in venues such as churches and special emphasis is placed upon involving young musicians with solo or ensemble spots.
As well as giving pleasure to our audiences many of our concerts raise money for charities. Often these are local, such as Farleigh Hospice, KidsInspire, Chelmsford YMCA Young Carers Group and more, but they can also be for charities supported via our venues: for example we recently raised money for the charity Mid African Concern when we sang at St. Mary’s church, Great Baddow.
Visit our Forthcoming concerts webpage to find out when our next concerts are.