About the Grove Singers

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The Grove singers was started about 40 years ago by a Blackheath doctor and keen amateur tenor, David Adderley, in order to explore the small scale choral repertoire such as madrigals, part-songs and glees. They met in his house, "The Grove" under the direction of Percy Corben. David Adderly died of Cancer in 1995 and the part-song "Heraclitus" was a particular favourite of his. It remains a firm favourite with the choir...

"They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead. ......... I wept as I remembered how often you and I would tire the sun with talking and watch him down the sky..."

The Grove Singers have a wide repertoire of unaccompanied choral pieces, ranging from Elizabethan madrigals to arrangements of popular songs. and sing regularly in National Trust properties in Kent, Queen’s House in Greenwich and many churches. Their annual concert season often includes a weekend away and they have sung all over England. In 1997 they visited Barcelona where they gave a joint concert with the Choral Diaula, in October 2006, Berlin and, in October 2009, sang in Bordeaux.
They meet locally in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Eltham, members coming from a wide area from East London to Dartford

Music Director: Beverley Howard

South African born, Beverley Howard studied music at the University of London. She studied singing with Gordon and Linda Stewart and has been involved in music theatre performing at the ICA, "The Place" and at Queen Elizabeth Hall. She is an active member of the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) and the British Voice Association (BVA) and teaches from home. She is a member of Eltham Intimate Opera which performs regularly at Holy Trinity Church, Eltham

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