This where to find news of interest to members and details of any changes to rehearsal location or time etc.

To read the Choir’s Constitution, use this link – Constitution 2018 V 18 Mar 18


Wellingborough School has suspended all external bookings on its premises with immediate effect.  This means that we are unable to have a rehearsal on Thursday this week.  It is likely that rehearsals will be suspended until further notice, and this may mean postponing the concert and subsequent piano recital.

I will contact you again once our options are clearer.  Meanwhile, please keep hold of your Rossini copies safely.  Look out for more information in the near future.

With best wishes,  David Lawrence


Christmas Concert Rehearsals

Lee has asked us to bring our Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai, Rutter Gold Carols books, the Audience Carol Book and the sheet “We wish you a merry Christmas” to all future rehearsals.  If you don’t have all the Christmas music, extra copies will be provided in due course.

Here is a link to this term’s rehearsal programme

2019 Autumn Term rehearsal plan

Wellingborough Singers 2019 – 2020 Season

Letter for Choir Members

The choir will be directed by Mr Lee Dunleavy, and accompanied by Mr Steven Garfirth. Please bring the Gold Rutter Carol Book from last year if you have one.  All rehearsals will be from 7.30pm onwards, unless otherwise announced.

 Start of Term 4th September.  First rehearsal Thursday 5th September 2019.  This season, the main works are hired, and will be issued from 7.00pm.  Details of the editions are noted for those who prefer to purchase their own music.

Autumn Half Term dates are 19th October – 3rd November so there will be a rehearsal on Thursday 24th October, but there will NOT be one on 31st October.  Rehearsals start again on 7th Nov and subsequent Thursdays until the concert. The final evening rehearsal on Thursday 5th December will be at St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm.

 Our Christmas Concert will be at 7.30pm on Saturday 7th December at St Mary’s Church Wellingborough preceded by a rehearsal at 2.00pm.  Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai, (Faber edition), Rutter Carols from the Gold book, and All Bells in Paradise.  Also, not with choral accompaniment, Haydn’s Toy Symphony will be played.

 The Spring term first rehearsal will be on Thursday 9th January 2020.  The Half Term dates are 15th – 23rd February, so there will be no rehearsal on Thursday 20th February 2020. Term ends on 27th March.  No rehearsals on 2nd or 9th April, before Easter, with rehearsals starting again on 16th April.  The last evening rehearsal on 14th May will be at the United Reformed Church at 7.30pm.

 Our Spring concert is on Saturday 16th May 2020 at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Wellingborough.  It will include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle (Ricordi Edition), with piano and Harmonium organ accompaniment.

Extra Concert on Saturday 20th June 2020, the choir are invited to join the Huntington Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra in Huntington for a performance of Beethoven’s 9th (Choral) symphony.  Rehearsals for this will be on 21st  & 28th May, and 4th, 11th & 18th May, with a final rehearsal on the concert day at 3.30pm at Hinchingbrooke Arts Centre.  More details will be available nearer the time.

Please pay your subscription promptly, and fill in the 2019-2020 Membership form, as this helps the choir administration run smoothly.  The subscription is £85 full season, or £50 for one term only.  For singers under the age of 30, the subscription will be waived.  The cost of hiring the music is included in the above figures. Details of the choir activities are listed on

If there are queries about the running of the choir, please contact Mrs Gesa Beales, Chairman, at 60 Fairfield Road, Isham, NN14 1HF Tel: 01536 723460 email:

If there are queries about music copies or membership, please contact Dr David Lawrence, librarian and membership secretary at 8 Whytewell Road, Wellingborough, NN8 5BE      Tel: 01933 228759


If there are queries for the Musical Director, Mr Lee Dunleavy can be contacted by email at

David Lawrence         Membership Secretary and Librarian