The Axbridge Singers is an open access community choir for anyone who enjoys singing. We do not hold auditions, and members are not required to read music or have any previous experience: only enthusiasm and a willingness to 'have a go'.
Based in Axbridge, our members come from across the local area, from Cheddar and Draycott to Winscombe, Churchill and Blagdon.
The choir sings unaccompanied, in four-part harmony. The songbook includes music from far and wide - from popular, to folk, to gospel, to show tunes, in languages from English to Basque and even Russian!
The choir performs regularly in the local area, at concerts, care homes and town events, and also takes part in regional singing festivals in Bristol and Stourhead. The choir has raised money for a number of charities.
All members are warmly invited to come for a drink at the Lamb Inn in the Square after rehearsals, and the choir also arranges occasional social get-togethers.
The Axbridge Singers are led by Musical Director Stella Moore.
Hear Axbridge Singers!
This is a recording made in 2012 of the Axbridge Choir singing a set of African Songs.
MP3 audio file [21.0 MB]
If you would like to hear us sing, you can download any or all of the following files.
Our Recent Events
Christmas Greetings from Cantagarrigue - our French partner choir!
Choir leader Francoise Gomez said: "Tous les choristes de CANTAGARRIGUE et moi-même vous adressons nos meilleurs voeux pour une année 2017 pleine de beaux moments musicaux dans le partage et la joie!" which thanks to the aid of Google translate reads "All the singers of CANTAGARRIGUE and I send you our best wishes for a year 2017 full of beautiful musical moments in sharing and joy!"
Loxton Church Fundraising Evening - November 2016
A few photos from our recent concert at the very tiny, but welcoming church at Loxton on Remembrance Day, Friday 11th November 2016. We enjoyed performing a variety of songs and listening to an eclectic selection of music from our friends involving songs, trombone, recorders and keyboard. The refreshments were much appreciated too! We were pleased to help raise some money to support the upkeep of a church with a long history. The three basses on the organ stool clearly felt the need to perform this small drama!
Hestercombe House and Gardens May 2016
Sunday 22nd May saw the Singers (plus special guests - see if you can spot them!) arriving at a slightly damp but beautiful Hestercombe House and Gardens. We sang a variety of songs (as usual they improved as the day went on!) in a few different spots - including in the house itself, both outside and inside the orangery (the weather got the better of us!) and even in the courtyard cafe! There were hiccups with some of our newer songs which we're still polishing, but we were very pleased with 'And So It Goes' - a beautiful Billy Joel song which we've been working on for a few months, and some of our older favourites also went very smoothly. We seemed to be well recieved (thanks should be given to the hardy crew who remained when the rain started!) - the lady in the shop seemed to like us very much! Please see our photo gallery for pictures of the day.