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Welcome to the home of Surrey Music - The Choirs with Heart!

Surrey Community Music Society consists of two choirs - Elmbridge Choir and Elmbridge Ladies Choir - which are based in the County of Surrey, United Kingdom.

Membership of our choirs is open to any person living in the County or surrounding areas regardless of sex, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, belief or musical ability.

Joining one of our choirs will not only ignite your own life with passion through the joy of music, but you will also be helping to make a big difference in the community. Our goal is to nurture, protect and grow musical talent and initiatives in Surrey,  and to provide help and hope for those less fortunate than ourselves. As well as awarding grants of more than £14,000 for music-related activities and projects in Surrey, we have raised more than £170,000 for other deserving charities through our concerts and perfomances.

We hope you will enjoy these web pages. Please do feel free to browse around and contact us if you have any questions whatsoever about our activities, or if you wish to join one of our sections, we would be pleased to welcome you on board.

After our Picnic in the Park Concert 28 July 2013

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Elmbridge Big Band were in demand this month – providing swing, jazz standards and sultry vocal numbers in “All That Jazz” on the Riverbank at Hurst Park to entertain the crowds at the Molesey Amateur Regatta on Saturday, 20 July 2013.

Then they were joined by Elmbridge Mixed Choir on Sunday, 28 July at Homewood Park, Chertsey for The Rotary Club of Chertsey in conjunction with Runnymede Council and Samsung ’s “Picnic in the Park”where they werebothbilled as the headline acts.   In the absence of the Mayor of Runnymede as well as her Deputy, the President of Chertsey Rotary Club, Paul Greenwood, did a stalwart job introducing this fund raising event and welcoming the picnickers and performers.   When they designed their publicity poster earlier in the year, I wonder - did they have some insight as to what the weather might be doing on that day?  

2012 - "Light The Flame"

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JillyDue to overwhelming popular demand, Jilly’s Jottings are back with a review of what has happened since my last jotting on 17 January 2012 – well, actually, Cliff twisted my arm and gave me a hug so how could I possibly refuse!

First of all our long awaited ‘Sing It Swing It’ CD was released – I am a bit out of touch but I haven’t heard that it has quite reached Number One in the Charts yet!

Then Twinings invited us to the Woodlands Park Hotel for a fun afternoon of life coaching and relaxation and a sumptuous high tea - but definitely no singing!

Singing for the Hairy Bikers and Meals on Wheels

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Tuesday 5 April 2011 Cobham Day Centre and Saturday 9 April 2011 1230 Brooklands College, Weybridge (Mixed Choir and Ladies Choir)

This week saw us take two more momentous steps on the slippery stairway to stardom with two encounters with the BBC no less – albeit both at very short notice – but that’s show biz!

The first was on Tuesday evening when Reporter, Tom Bateman, came to our rehearsal and interviewed some members of the Mixed Choir – not, as you would expect, about our views on singing with such a prestigious and popular choir – but about the rather unlikely and somewhat unpopular subject of the recent tax changes!

Jilly's After our "Festive Treats" Christmas Concert

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Saturday 11 December 2010 - 7.30 pm - Festive Treats Concert Leatherhead Theatre

Festive Treats was what the audience was promised and festive treats is what they got! Not only were there delicious cupcakes in the interval but also a positive feast of festive music. There were many excuses people could have given for not turning up at Leatherhead Theatre including TV temptations like Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor semi finals and the weather. Had the concert been a week earlier we might have all needed to take a sleigh ride to get there. However, such is the loyalty of our audience, it was a full house of 510 people and the choir and bands were up to full strength...

Jilly's After "Cobham at Christmas"

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Friday 26 November 2010 18:30 - 19:00 Switching on of Christmas Lights in Cobham High Street

In 2008 Cobham was dark - there were no Christmas lights nor festivities in the streets of Cobham so Cliff decided to bring some Christmas cheer in the form of Elmbridge Choir singing some Christmassy music at the Farmers' Market and Holly Hedge. It must have had the desired effect as in 2009 we were pleased to see the Christmas lights twinkling in the High Street and we were invited to sing again. And now, in 2010, they can't do without us - we were invited to bring some more Christmas cheer at the switching on of this year's Christmas lights.....

After the Molesey Regatta Concert

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StellaAfter the Elmbridge Ladies' Choir Concert - Molesey Regatta - Sunday 18th July 2010

The first thought on day of the concert would the weather hold - well yes it looked OK hopefully no painful memories of last year when the tent flapping in the wind nearly drowned us out. Very aware this second year that more is expected of us as we are now larger in number and hopefully more experienced having half a dozen concerts under our belt and a larger repertoire to offer....