About Sawtry Chorale ...

The choir was formed initially as an evening class by Peter Davies in 1986 with just 18 members and very quickly developed into a choir. In 2004 Shirley Allen took over as Musical Director and on Shirley's retirement in 2014 Joanna Goldspink was appointed. In September 2015 Angus Davidson joined us when Joanna returned to continue her studies and build her professional career. Sawtry Chorale is an enthusiastic and friendly group of all ages which helps to raise funds for local good causes and churches, as well as promoting an enjoyment in music.

Our 30th Anniversary ...

Sawtry Chorale's 30th anniversary is coming up in 2016 - watch this space for more details.


25th anniversary

Our 25th Anniversary ...

2011 was a very special year for the Choir. A highlight was a very successful concert to celebrate the choir's 25th anniversary.

Another major event was a 'Midsummer Musical Evening' in Godmanchester, which featured several wonderful guest soloists and raised over £2500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. You can see some photos of this very special event here.


21st birthday

Our 21st Anniversary ...

In October 2007, the Choir reached its 21st anniversary and our Patron, Dame Norma Major, led the celebrations. Dame Norma has been Patron of the choir for many years and members were delighted that she was able to join them, along with their families and friends, for this memorable event.

Dame Norma Major celebrated with (left to right) Chorale Founder Peter Davies, Musical Director Shirley Allen and our Chairman, at the time, Peter Comeau.