Kettering Phoenix Singers
Registered charity, No. 285538
Our Director of Music, as of September 2011, is Jonathan Ellson.
Educated in Kettering, at Bishop Stopford School and then at Tresham Institute, he is a 2004 graduate of Coventry University in Music Composition and Professional Practice. He works locally as a freelance music teacher, and undertakes musical direction not just for Kettering Choral Society, but for several other local amateur groups, principally those involved in the thriving amateur dramatics scene in north-east Northamptonshire.
As a composer, his music has been performed by the Chroma Ensemble (Birmingham) and Voces Capituli (Antwep, Belgium).
His musical interests encompass a wide variety of music, from the early music of the Notre Dame School of the 12th to 13th century, right through to more recent compositions. Choral music has always been of particular interest, and he aims to bring a wider variety of music to the members of the society, and its audiences in the coming years. He has a particular interst in contemporary British choral music, and through his fun-filled rehearsals with the choral society, hopes to be able to impart some of this interest to it.
If you want to get involved, pop along to a rehearsal to take the plunge in joining this fun and friendly choir. You will be made very welcome.
You are also more than welcome to come along to a rehearsal at any time and listen to us as we practice for our forthcoming concerts.
No experience necessary
No need to read music
All ages welcome
Don't know what voice part you sing?
Never mind, come along anyway.
Come and make music with a group of like-minded people
We sing music of all types and try to include a mixture of styles and pieces in every concert.
Rehearsals take place every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30pm in the side room at Rockingham Road Baptist Church
You can also (for a reduced fee) join the choir as a non-singing member. Details are still being worked out, but we would love to hear from anyone wishing to support, but not quite ready to take the plunge and join in the singing. There are always many things that need doing to run the choir effectively, and any help would be very much appreciated. Many other benefits are also being looked at, so please do get in touch if you are in any way interested, or simply come along to a rehearsal.