The St Richard Singers was founded in 1970 by Noel Osborne and can claim to be Chichester’s longest established chamber choir.
The St Richard Singers usually put on five to six concerts a year, including at Christmas and Easter. We mainly sing small sacred and secular works with either a piano or organ acompaniment but sometimes larger works with orchestra and professional singers.
The Choir’s repertoire is wide, drawing on music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Although most of the Choir’s performances are in the local area, it has performed widely through the south of England, including performances as far apart as Beaulieu Abbey and the Mansion House in London. The Choir has a special relationship with St George’s Church, Whyke where we rehearse.
The St Richard Singers are always pleased to welcome new singers of all voices to join our friendly choir. We are also very happy to perform in local churches and halls – perhaps for a fundraising concert or to lead a traditional sung evensong.