Avon Valley Singers

If you’ve been here before you will notice the new fresh look of the website which reflects the rebranding of Avon Valley Choral Society to our new name of Avon Valley Singers.

We hope you like the new approach and will be tempted to come to our next concert which will be a performance of “The Crucifixion” by John Stainer first performed in Marylebone Parish Church in 1887.

The work is in 20 short movements and lasts for about an hour although well received at its premier but was later criticised for the sentimental libretto and music.  However it has many admirers and continues to be performed during holy week and recorded more than 130 years after it was written.

Our performance takes place at 6.30 pm on 4th April at Amesbury Methodist Church. Entrance is free with a retiring collection.


Click here for more information about the work.

AVCS rehearsals – new term

AVCS rehearsals start again on Thursday 5th September.

Rehearsals take place at Amesbury Methodist Church every Thursday at 7.30 pm under our Musical Director, Simon Irwin. If you want to join a friendly choir singing popular choral music please come along or drop us a line.

We are rehearsing for our Autumn Concert programme which includes Vivaldi’s Gloria and Captain Noah.

Details of our Autumn Concert and our Xmas Mince Pies and Singing event will be available shortly so watch this space

Summer break

The choir is continuing its rehearsals for Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and ‘Noah and his Floating Zoo’ every Thursday until 25th July at Amesbury Methodist Church. We will then take our summer break during August and return on Thursday 5th September to continue preparations for our next concert in November. If you would like to join us, please come and visit us, there, or drop us a line.

Mince Pies and Music

Following our very successful Cream Teas and Music concert where Helen Palmer, one of our singers, who is also a talented cellist, performed for us on her beautiful cello, made for her by her late husband, we have been asked to have another similar event before Christmas, so watch this space for details of ‘Mince Pies and Music’.

Next rehearsal

Following our very successful ‘Cream Teas & Music concert, we are having a short break for holidays so our next rehearsal will be on Thursday 4th July at 7.30 pm at Amesbury Methodist Church.

We plan to start work on Vivaldi’s Gloria and Captain Noah which we will be singing at our next concert in November, so, If you would like to join us, please come and visit us, there, or drop us a line.