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Enharmonic is our choir based in Chapel Row, near Reading which began in early 2010.

We sing a mix of both modern and Classical pieces as well as new compositions. For information on our latest concerts please visit the news or gallery pages.

Run by Daniel and Sandra Nicholls we meet on a Wednesday evening and have a membership of around 50 (aged 14 – 80ish!). We have sung in many concerts both at home and abroad including the Holywell Music Room, Belgium and Mallorca and have been broadcast live by the BBC on the Royal Wedding Day!

Much of our music is composed by Daniel, including ‘A Song for Kate (and William)’ but of course we embrace all musical styles and are happy to sing Mozart or Queen as long as it is well written.

 

 

In 2014 we performed:

Good Friday (18th April) A concert in Englefield Church at 7pm.

Easter Sunday (20th April). Joined the Englefield Church Choir with hymns and an anthem

Saturday 3rd May. Wedding in Englefield Church.

June 28th Concert in St. Marys Church Thatcham. In aid of Parkinson's Disease and in memory of David Wootton.(We raised over £900)

October 5th Holywell Music Room Oxford

8th November “Pro Patria” in The Long Gallery, Englefield House as part of the WW1 centenary events (Raised over £700 for the Royal British Legion)

6th December Carols at the Christmas Market

7th December  Messiah in an Hour in Bucklebury Church (Raised £470 for the church)

2015

1st March Concert in aid of Saints' Projects Trust in Bradfield College Chapel (Raised £1500)

28th June Afternoon Tea Concert at Rushall Farm Black Barn 4.30pm (Raised over £1000)

October Choir Trip to Majorca was an amazing experience with packed concerts and we have been asked to return!

December  Annual Messiah in an Hour at Bucklebury Church (raised over £700)

Carols to sing along with in Bucklebury - much fun and laughter!

In 2016

24th April Pro Patria St. Mary's Church Thatcham  (nearly £800 to help children who have been affected by war and to Thatcham War Memorial

26th May Summer Concert in Midgham Church (raised just over £1000 towards the organ refurbishment)

19th June 'Tea and Cakes' concert in the Black Barn at Rushall Farm (raised nearly £600 for Alzhimers Research UK)

4th December 'Messiah and More in an Hour' at Bucklebury Church (raised over £600 for the church)

Carols at the Old Surgery on Christmas Eve

2017

5th February Come and Sing Hymns and More at Beenham Church  (Raised £2,000 towards the new building for the church)

2nd July Concert in the Black Barn in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind (Raised £1,000 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind)

10th December Messiah and More in an Hour.......cancelled due to snow!

2018

British Summer Time begins Celebrate the First Sunday of Spring Beenham Concert  Charity Concert (£800)

Black Ban concert in aid of the Simmonds Trust (Raised £600)

20th October Pro Patria in Caversham (Helped raise £1,2000)

26th October CHOIR TOUR TO JERSEY a wonderful time, excellent hotel, good concerts and asked to return!

11th November  Remembrance evening and lighting of a beacon in Lower Basildon in aid of all the forces (Helped raise £1,250)

2nd December Messiah and More in an hour (Raised £620 towards the church funds)
16th December Carol Service Englefield Church

2019

March Mix and Match Concert in St. Mary's Church Thatcham.  Raised £1600 towards the repair fund.

30th June Woolhampton Church Summer Concert.  Raised £1500 towards the spire repair fund.

9th November Pro Patria in Eastbourne as part of their WW1 heritage project.

8th December Annual Messiah and More in Buckelbury Church

 

 

If you would like to know more please ring Daniel & Sandra on 0118 9712555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Upcoming Courses

Non Residential

2-Day Theory Courses

2019

October 26th/27th    Course Full

December 20th/21st   Spaces available

Booster Courses

2019

3rd November Spaces available

 

We thought that you might like to know a little bit about us! We have been married for 31 years and have 3 grown up children and 1 grandchild.

Daniel has always taught music and together  for 7 years we ran the Music Department at Elstree School until deciding to teach and run course from home a few years ago..Originally Sandra trained as a nurse and was a Theatre Sister (many years ago now!).

Daniel teaches the piano mostly but also music theory, A Level and GCSE music. He also plays the organ and runs Enharmonic Choir. Currently he is also working in the Downs School helping with their A Level Music.

Sandra helps with all the above as well as teaching singing and piano. Until just recently (for almost 20 years) was Chair of Directors of the Kennet School Academies Trust and is now starting to enjoy having a little more time for her love of art and cooking!

Both of us have current enhanced DBS checks.

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