The A Cappella Singers was founded in 1963 by a small group of enthusiasts to sing madrigals and unaccompanied motets from the 16th century onwards; the first concert was given in 1965. Our first conductor was Donald Willis, a keen amateur musician who led the choir for many years.
Notable performances during the early years included Monteverdi’s Magnificat for Double Choir and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. From the start, concerts were given to raise money for local charities.
A Cappella rehearses at St Mary Oatlands church hall in Oatlands Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9TS (Map) on Tuesday evenings between 1930 and 2130, followed by tea or coffee and snacks. After this a few of us retire to the pub.
The choir has performed at various venues in Weybridge and surrounding areas.
Since September 2018 the choir has been directed by Peter Hopkins.