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Our Christmas Concert!

On Saturday 19th December Eclipse Choir gathered for our Christmas Concert at St. Matthew’s Church in Wimbledon, our second ever concert! It was a sell out with 250 guests, plus musicians, and our special guests, the Missing People Choir. Both our Lunar (Monday) and Solar (Thursday) choir had prepared and worked hard all term to […]

Eclipse Choir, Lunar Group in rehearsal


Due to unprecedented popular demand, we are opening up our dress rehearsal on Thursday 17th December to a ticketed audience. We’re pleased to offer this so your family, friends and supporters who couldn’t make Saturday, or who missed out on tickets, can still come and hear what you’ve been working on! Good news hey! This […]

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Eclipse Choir Christmas Concert 2015

Eclipse Choir Christmas Concert 2015Saturday 19/12/20157.30-9.30 pmEclipse Choir returns for its performance of uplifting and beautiful Christmas and contemporary choir pieces, led by director James Hawkins. After just two terms together, and following the huge success of their summer concert, Eclipse Choir will be performing this term’s repertoire, including: Benedictus and Adiemus by Karl Jenkins, […]

Toni and Jim running over a song after a rehearsal

Eclipse Choir Auditions Autumn Term 2015

Ready for a new musical challenge? Come and sing with Eclipse Choir! We’re arranging auditions now We’re actively recruiting new members to join our Solar Group of Eclipse Choir, which rehearses in Wimbledon on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. You don’t need to read music to join, but we do use musical scores, and […]

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13 weeks to Form, Storm, Norm and PERFORM!

Our story so farIn May 2015 the Eclipse Choir was born; an audition-based, score-reading choir built of amateur singers ready for a new musical challenge. We settled into the Hillside Church in Wimbledon twice a week for rehearsals, with a group of 50 voices meeting on Mondays and 80 on Thursdays.  Reading music for the […]

Karl Jenkins, The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace

The Armed Man

Come and sing The Armed Manwith Voices For Hospices ChoirSunday 27/09/2015 10:00 amThis is a great opportunity for any singers to come and take part in a special event taking place at Kempton Park racecourse, in Surrey.It is a mass sing of The Armed Man, by Sir Karl Jenkins, conducted by John Sutton, and the […]

Eclipse Choir Summer Performance 2015

Eclipse Choir Summer 2015 Performance

Summer 2015 Performance Sunday 19/07/2015 7.30-9.30 pm Eclipse Choir is a new, fun and fresh choir with a passion for music, singing and performing, led by the talented Choir Director James Hawkins. Come and join us for inaugural performance and enjoy a special evening of repertoire ranging from the likes of Bob Chilcott through to […]

Eclipse Choir Vocal Workshop

Vocal Technique Workshop

Vocal Technique WorkshopSaturday 20/06/20151.00-7.00 pmThis workshop will be focused on breathing technique, rounding sound, vocal health and how to ‘belt’. The day will be led by two professional singing teachers and singers in their own right, and will be split into two halves, the first part being taught from the classical tradition and the second […]

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Eclipse Choir first ever practice in the park!

This Saturday morning we were blessed with some good, dry weather for the Eclipse Choir’s first ever practice session in Richmond Park. We had a group of keen sopranos from our Thursday choir, and plenty of air and space to sit and sing. Jim brought his funky little Melodica–which looks a bit like this: but […]

Eclipse Rehearsal with Jim

Starting up a choir

It all started in April 2015… … and in our choir director’s head a few months’ earlier than that. Jim had a dream of setting up his own choir which would rehearse and perform a mix of modern and more classical songs in SATB (or for those not familiar with choral lingo–soprano, alto, tenor, bass). […]