The choir was established in 1990 under the baton of David Muggleton, and has gone from strength to strength over the last few decades.
A particular highlight was the commissioning in 2015 of a new work ‘The Dane Tree’ to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the choir.
We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of around ninety singers including experienced and novice members. We enjoy sharing our interest and musical talent with the local community in dynamic and exciting performances. We are also helped to develop our skills in regular workshops and rehearsals.
We have gained recognition and awards from East Midlands Arts, Daventry District Council, the Millennium Fund – Awards for All and R. Griggs Arts Marketing Fund.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Laura has recently completed her Masters in Choral Conducting at The University of Birmingham under the tutelage of Simon Halsey CBE. Prior to her studies at Birmingham, Laura graduated with BA Honours in Classical voice at Leeds Conservatoire where she primarily focused her singing in opera studies, as well as taking conducting as her major specialism.
Starting as a chorister from a young age, Laura’s passion for choral music prompted her to pursue a path in solo performance. From there, she performed various oratorios, operas and solo recitals. In 2017, Laura was awarded the Margaret Markland Award from the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir and the Diocese of Leeds Choral Scholarship, as well as attaining the position of residential singer for the Leeds Youth Wind Orchestra.
At Daventry Choral Society, our harmonious performances wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and talent of our diverse team. We’re a group of individuals united by our love for music and our shared commitment to creating exceptional choral experiences.
The magic of our performances is amplified by the skillful hands of Adrian Moore. As our accompanist, he skillfully navigates the keys, enhancing our vocal arrangements and creating a seamless musical backdrop.
“It was truly an amazing experience. The singing really was superb – all our friends and family have said what a brilliant ceremony it was and it is true to say that yourselves played a big part in making this possible. The singing of Here Comes the Bride really took people by surprise – an excellent job as we know this was short notice!”
“Tom and I would like to say a huge thank you to you all for making our ceremony so incredibly special. The key changes in Down to the River were a lovely surprise and sounded incredible! Thank you.”
“Many thanks to all in the choir who made our wedding service so memorable. Your performance was wonderful.”