On June 15th Guildford Harmony, a local ladies A Cappella and Barbershop chorus, celebrated their recent move to St. Catherine’s Hall with a party and Open Evening. The evening brought together old and new members as well as friends and family for
an evening of singing. The chorus were joined by performances from Guildford based male Barbershop chorus ‘Surrey Fringe’ and Winchester based ladies quartet ‘In4mality’.
The party gave Guildford Harmony a chance to showcase their new Music Director, Di Crosfield, who joined them in January. Di has many years of experience as a singer, director, coach and competition judge. She has a wonderful approach and a great sense of fun so the chorus feel very privileged to be able to work with her.
Each year Guildford Harmony raises funds for local or national charities and during the evening presented a cheque for £1000 to Woking Hospice representative John Goodridge. John explained that funds and donations have enabled the hospice to move into better accommodation which provides 20 beds and counselling support for families and loved ones. The hospice also cares for 600 live-out patients across the area.
Guildford Harmony began in 1980 with a group of nine women directed by local musician Dave Smith. Since then the chorus has gone from strength to strength; taking part in competitions and providing entertainment at a variety of functions around the area. If you love to sing, or would like to book us for your event, look us up on: www.guildfordharmony.org.uk Our chosen charity for 2017-18 is the RNLI.