Grenville Jones has been conducting choirs for more than 25 years and is recognised as one of the most experienced choral leaders in the UK. Back in 2009 he realised that getting to evening rehearsals for some people could be difficult, especially on cold winter nights with the threat of snow and icy roads.
“I started the Bath Good Afternoon Choir on Thursday from 2 – 4pm in the centre of Bath, and now, eight years on we have nearly 100 members. There are no auditions and the accent is very firmly on having fun together through making music.”
The success of this project has led to Grenville starting seven other afternoon choirs in Bristol, Keynsham, Devizes, Frome, Yate/Chipping Sodbury, Thornbury and Wells. Grenville predicts that by the close of 2018 there could be over 20 across the south west with more than 1,500 happy afternoon singers. Grenville is supported by a talented music team.
– Christmas Celebration – Sunday 10 December, 3pm, St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, free admission, retiring collection to support local charities