Who are we?
We are a Hampshire based four-part choir, with a wide range of music for performance.
The Woodside Singers choir have been delighting audiences in the New Forest and Waterside areas for over 30 years. This friendly choir is open to all and its principal objective is that members should enjoy themselves singing and performing music from Bach to the Beatles.
Where can you find us?
The choir is based at Hounsdown, on the western outskirts of Southampton. We rehearse on Monday evenings at Hounsdown School, Jacobs Gutter Lane, Hounsdown, SO40 9FT, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
What do we sing?
Our repertoire is very wide-ranging and is tailored to the season of the year or the nature of the occasion. Our sacred music programmes include a collection of carols old and new for Christmas, and a variety of works suitable for Easter. We also have a repertoire of wedding music. On the lighter side we have concert programmes to suit every occasion – favourite ‘Golden Oldies’, songs from the shows, and the Beatles, to name but a few.
Who do we sing to?
At Christmas our carol concerts are in great demand and we usually sing in several church venues around the Waterside and New Forest. On request, we also visit hospital units with a programme of carols, and on Christmas Eve we provide carol singers for several New Forest hotels. Easter music is usually sung in church venues and in the summer we are available to attend functions, often as part of charity fund-raising events. In addition we provide wedding choirs and small groups of singers as requested.
What do we wear?
We have recently changed our usual ‘uniform’, from black and white to all black with lime green accessories.
What else do we do?
We extend a warm welcome to newcomers to ensure they feel at home as quickly as possible. Since Monday practices don’t allow much time for conversation, we aim to put this right by arranging social events through the year. These give us opportunities to get to know our not so immediate neighbours in the choir. We generally arrange a skittles evening twice a year, and often visit a local pub after rehearsals (to wind down!!)
We are always happy to welcome new singers. If you can sing in tune and would like to be considered as a member of this choir please contact the Secretary Mike Hutton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob's Gutter Lane,
Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm
(term time only)