The Harborough Singers was first formed in 1978 in order to represent England in an International choral competition in Debrecen, Hungary. Since that time the choir has been promoting choral music, developing singing skills and introducing audiences to new music as well as entertaining and raising money for a wide range of charities. In recent years the Choir has travelled widely to give concerts to raise money for charities such as the NSPCC, Homestart, The Royal British Legion and the RNLI. The Harborough Singers is itself a charity, and exists through subscriptions, donations and fundraising concerts and recordings.
The Choir has been highly successful in achieving its vision to perform music to a consistently high standard and provide a choral musical education for performers and audiences. The Choir’s concerts have attracted some of the most prestigious performers on the world stage including Dame Felicity Lott, Susan Bullock, Martyn Hill and Michael Chance. The Choir has also worked with some of the UK’s leading actors ranging from Prunella Scales to Andrew Sachs and from Janet Suzman to David Kossof, made recordings with Martin Jarvis and Timothy West and through the renowned annual Christmas concert Market Harborough audiences have also enjoyed performances from acclaimed actors including Patricia Routledge and Simon Russell Beale.
The Harborough Singers regularly commission and premiere new choral works. Over the years the Choir has given first performances of works by Edward Gregson, Trevor Hold, David Jepson, Kendal Kirkland and Charles Paterson among others.
"The Harborough Singers are characterised by the commitment of our members. We represent all walks of life and come from a wide range of backgrounds, roles and professions - not to mention vary large radius of Market Harborough..! We are passionate about sharing both music (and cake) for everyone to enjoy, whatever their age or background. We work hard and play hard, in pursuit of musical excellence.."