Choral Steeplechase

On 13 September, thirty singers from Colchester Chamber Choir will be launching the Choral Steeplechase. They will visit as many churches as possible around Colchester and North Essex, and in each one will sing a short unaccompanied work from their repertoire of sacred and secular classics.
The venture is part of the wider ‘Ride and Stride’ fund-raising event, with one important difference. Instead of individual singers cycling between churches, the choir as a whole will race between steeples to see how many churches it can perform in. Sadly, it would be too unwieldy for the choir to cycle between venues, so it will rely instead on sharing cars for transport, and put its energies into singing a piece in each church. Each singer from the choir will seek sponsors, who will pay an agreed sum for each church/chapel visited on Saturday 13 September.
The money raised through sponsorship will be split equally between the Friends of Essex Churches Trust, a body established in 1951 which makes grants to historic churches and chapels of all Christian denominations and Colchester Chamber Choir which will use the sponsorship funds to help support young singers and musicians at the start of their careers.
If you want to sponsor us you can make a secure donation by following this link
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If you would like to see us on our travels you can view our itinerary here. We would love to see you!