We are delighted that Soprano Philippa Hyde and Counter Tenor Paul Esswood have kindly agreed to take over the patronage of our choir from the late Sir Neville Marriner and will be performing in our Christmas 2017 Concert.

 


 

Lyme Bay Chorale is a choir of about 28 auditioned SATB singers  under the direction of  Alex Davies, organist at St. Michael's Parish Church in Lyme Regis. We work with specialist guest choral directors or organists and professional ensembles to perform glorious choral works. Recent highlights have included: Kodaly's Missa Brevis, Laudes Organi, Rutter's Gloria, Brahms' Requiem, Haydn Creation Mass, Te Deum, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Missa Brevis and other significant pieces by Howells, Tavener and Handel.

The choir usually gives two concerts of classical and modern choral music a year (April/May and November / December) in St Michael's. Rehearsals take place each Monday evening from 7 to 9.pm. at the church for about 10 weeks before the concert. Members do not officially meet over the summer, although they are often invited to take part in other singing events at St Michael's and elsewhere.

Our Musical Director, Alex Davies, trained at Trinity College of Music and worked at various London churches with professional choirs and as a cathedral organ scholar before moving to back to his hometown, where he combines work in the family business with work as a freelance musician.

This is what Sir Neville Marriner said about us in 2015:

"Lyme Bay Chorale is already on the map, and I am very happy to be associated with it. I was very impressed with the repertoire and the presentation of your last concert - it's exactly the kind of enthusiasm and commitment that I love in music and the standard the Choir achieves is a notable benchmark for both amateur and professional music-making in our part of the country."