About Vivaldi Singers

Founded in 1987, the Vivaldi Singers is a small mixed voice choir. We perform a wide range of music in all styles from the 15th century to modern compositions; from the light-hearted to the serious.

 

We are a friendly choir of diverse abilities, from enthusiastic beginners to highly experienced semi-professionals. Our main aim is to perform a wide variety of music from different genres, often introducing our audiences to new composers alongside enduring favourites. We perform with a varied and interesting selection  of musical ensembles, from string quartets to brass bands.

Vivaldi Singers present at least two major choral events each year in Farnham, Surrey. Our venues include the United Reformed Church, St Andrew's Parish Church, St Thomas on the Bourne and Farnham Castle, as well as further afield across the South of England. At Christmas time, we often sing carols outdoors in the town centre. We also regularly perform at weddings and other occasions.

 

Over the years, the Vivaldi Singers have raised a substantial amount of funds for Challengers, Macmillan Cancer Trust and the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice through its singing endeavours. Other charitable organisations supported in the past include the National Asthma Campaign, The Asthma Hardship Fund in Farnham, Chase, Guide Dogs and Bells Piece.

Musical Director - Diana North BA (hons) MA MISM

Diana began singing at a young age and went on to study a MA in music performance at the
University of Chichester.


Since then, Diana has worked extensively across Surrey and further afield in England and Europe as a
soloist and choral singer, under the direction of Peter Moorse, Arthur Robson, David Oldfield and
Valerie Hoppe. She has studied conducting with Alan Thurlow, Jason Tannock and Amy Bebbington,
completing courses and workshops in choral conducting.

 

Following a guest appearance as the Vivaldi Singers’ conductor for their Easter Reflections concert, Diana became their new Musical Director in September 2018. She combines this role with being a teaching assistant in a SEN school, and a busy schedule as a singing/piano teacher and performer.

Jean Tombs - Accompanist

Our accompanist Jean has been supporting the Vivaldi Singers for a number of years. Jean gained her degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London University, and also has a piano teacher's diploma.

 

She was in charge of music at George Abbot School for 25 years before retiring. She is the examination accompanist for South West Surrey Music Centre and accompanist in residence at Frensham Heights School.

 

Jean plays for the Godalming and Farnham Music Festivals and the Pastime Singers.

Guest Conductors and Accompanists

From time to time, we use Guest Conductors and Accompanists. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us with a CV and covering letter