About Amersham Community Choir

Amersham Community Choir was formed in September 2014 and now has a membership of around 100!

To date we have raised over £36,000 for the charities we have supported.

Why not join us on a Wednesday evening for a taste of what we do?

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ACC-LOGOOur ethos is to have fun singing and to enjoy each other’s company in addition to raising funds for charities and worthy causes. No audition is required, just a desire to sing and improve your musical experience. We rehearse every Wednesday evening during term time from 8.00 to 10.00pm (with a comfort break and time for a chat at 9.00pm) at the Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue HP6 5AH. We sing a wide range of musical styles, including songs from the Shows (like My Fair Lady and Les Miserables), popular music (like the Beatles and Sting), choral music from John Rutter and seasonal (Christmas) favourites .

We have a small team of dedicated people who do what’s needed to make things happen, and a whole lot of members without whom there would be no choir! They are:
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Elaine Brown is our Choir Director and the driving force behind the choir. After gaining a music degree from Trinity College of London, Elaine then decided to pursue a career in primary education. Having taught music at the Beacon, she has now stepped out of the classroom and is focusing on developing the pianists of the future, alongside running Singing For Pleasure courses with Paul Cozens and directing ACC. In her spare time she enjoys being a grandmother!
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Italy had the three tenors, but we have the three sopranos – Gill Peters, Jenny Benjamin and Helen Patterson – who have all been involved in the running of the choir since it started and who between them look after the choir’s finances (Gill), music library (Helen) and concert visuals and website (Jenny). All three enjoy busy lives keeping up with friends, children, elderly parents and grandchildren.
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Derek Brown, one of our basses, and husband of Elaine, covers pretty much everything else, creating designs for and producing publicity materials, programmes and tickets, acting as our sound engineer and roadie, and arranging our annual Christmas social.
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Our members – We are fortunate to have good numbers of all voices (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) who come from Amersham, Chesham and the surrounding area, have a range of experience and come along each week, and for our concerts, to sing enthusiastically. Many also volunteer for the rota which provides us with our break time tea or coffee and cake, donate items for our raffles and help with shifting staging and equipment.