Woven Chords is a mixed community choir based in Stamford. We sing unaccompanied harmony songs (A capella) from across the globe. Celebrating the richness and variety of the human voice, Woven Chordsí singing gives expression to songs from many different cultural traditions.
We are a very friendly and informal choir, open to anyone over 16 years of age, men and women. We follow the ethos of the Natural Voice Network. We do not hold auditions and no previous experience or the need to read music is necessary as all songs are taught by ear. If you can speak - then you can sing! The emphasis is on enjoyment and creating a rich accurate sound.
We sing, under the dynamic leadership of Abi Moore, every Thursday in the Ballroom at the Stamford Arts Centre. Two or three times a year, we give a performance of a selection of our repertoire and we always donate a portion of our income to charity.
Woven Chords is a special group of people. Currently membership stands at 74, many of whom have been members since its inception 20 years ago. We welcome new members and there is a free two week trial period, with no commitment.
Our next event will be our summer concert at All Saints Church in Stamford on Friday 10th June 2016.
See Future Concerts and Events page.
Woven Chords Workshops - 23rd & 30th June and 7th July:
The last 3 weeks of the summer term will be run as workshops and will be open to all. The sessions will be run by our musical director Abi Moore. Admission is free!
Summer Term dates:
14th April – 7th July 2016 (12 weeks).
(No session 16th June).
Thursday's at 7:30 - 9:30pm
Summer Concert at Haconby Church, Saturday 11th July 2015
A sold-out concert with a mixture of African songs and songs from our global repertoire plus a few familiar songs including a gospel medley, under the leadership of our new musical director Abi Moore, and a most appreciative audience made for a very enjoyable concert at Haconby church, with lots of money raised for Malawi Education Link.
A response from St Andrew's Church in Haconby.
Saturday 11th July saw St Andrew's church running out of chairs, so full was the church. The occasion was a concert by the Stamford Community choir, Woven Chords. The sixty strong choir sings unaccompanied folk music from around the world. On this occasion many of the songs were from southern Africa, but the programme also included music from Samoa, the United States, and many other parts of the world.
Africa was specially featured because the concert was to raise money for MEL (Malawi Education Link) which helps to build schools, teachers' houses and latrines in remote parts of central Malawi, centred on the Lake Malawi village of Ngala. This project has been supported by the Ringstone in Aveland group of churches for many years and four of our people in Haconby and Stainfield have led groups of English sixteen year-olds at their own cost to provide the manual labour for the building work and to join with local schoolchildren, learning about life in a very poor third-world country.
The choir was superb. The combination of strong voices, the tonality and the sheer enjoyment in singing made the whole performance a wonderful experience for the packed audience. All the songs were a joy to listen to, and, for those of us who have been fortunate to listen to villagers singing in Africa, especially in Malawi, the sound had an authenticity which took us back to wonderful evenings in the African bush.
The conductor of the choir, Abi Moore, led the singing with great enthusiasm and skill. During the interval audience and choir were served with wine and nibbles by members of the PCC and friends - it was amazing how quickly over 160 people were served! Our thanks to Woven Chords for a brilliant evening.
Be sure to check out the Workshops link for details of the next workshop.