The Stanchester Quire is a community choir set up by Folk South West about 20 years ago.
In common with other community choirs, there is no audition for people wishing to join and there is no requirement to be able to read music. The only condition is that you enjoy singing with other people – which they do … Wholeheartedly!
What makes them more unusual is their commitment to songs from their area – not just English songs but songs from the South West of England. Their repertoire is based on songs from the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
They have a summer programme and a Christmas programme and new members are warmly welcomed.