We are a classical choir based around Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry / Londonderry, in the North West of Northern Ireland, with members from both sides of the border and all communities. Proud of our founding and enduring association with Altnagelvin Hospital, the first general hospital to be built in the UK following the foundation of the NHS, we perform two main fundraising concerts per year to support local and national charities which have a focus on health and / or social well-being.
Membership is open and is not confined to staff members of the Hospital or Western Health & Social Care Trust – Join Us. We plan to recommence our rehearsals again on Thursday 3 September and are actively seeking new and returning members for the new season!
We sing in four parts and our ever-growing repertoire includes choral music from the last five centuries. While we take the music seriously, we enjoy the social and shared aspect of our work together. Whatever your voice (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass), if you are interested in exploring what we do, Contact Us. We can also be found on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.
As well as our two main concerts, we also provide a number of community service events. We sing at the Altnagelvin Hospital ICU Memorial Service in November each year and sing carols on the wards after our main Christmas concert. For the last 3 years we have held a Carol Service with 9 Lessons in local churches for hospital staff, their friends and families and the local community.
COVID-19 Social Distancing decision 16 March 2020
It is with great regret that we suspended our rehearsals and cancelled our Concert for May 2020. This decision has been taken by the Committee in agreement with our Musical Director. We watched developments locally and nationally and considered each set of announcements and guidance as they changed daily, making the decision to implement our own moves to protect our members ahead of full lockdown.
We will be staying in touch as a Committee over the next months and updating you about when we are safe to recommence rehearsals.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their efforts this season and wish you well.
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This year’s Charity:
Each year we nominate a charity to support and promote. This year’s nominated charity (Season August 2019- June 2020) was Zest NI. Find out more about Zest. Despite suspension of our fund-raising concert, we were able to donate £3,000 to Zest in May this year.