The Rowantree Choir

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The Story so far...

The choir began its life as an evening class at Rowantree School in Winchmore Hill, North London, in 1960. It later became a separate entity, and is now an important part of Enfield's thriving musical activity. We are a mixed choir of about 70 members, made up of the four singing parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

In our forty-plus years of existence we have performed a huge variety of pieces, from Requiems to Rhapsodies, from Baroque to the Beatles, and from Masses to Madrigals.

The arrival of our present Musical Director, Jonathan Rathhone, in September 1999, signalled the start of an exciting period in the choir's development. A skilled arranger, Jonathan began to prepare pieces for our concerts, again covering a wide range of styles. At Christmas 2000, as we celebrated the choir's 40th anniversary, we were delighted to perform the première of Night of Wonder, a cantata we had commissioned from Jonathan.

More recently there was great excitement in the choir when we had the chance to record Night of Wonder with some of our other favourite Christmas pieces onto a double CD, which is a recording of our Christmas concert 2003. We hope this is the first of many.

The Rowantree Choir

Rowantree Choir registered charity number: 801087