Calling All Choirs!

November 17th 2015

Beamish Museum is looking for choirs that would be interested in performing at the museum during their 2016 season. After the recent opening of Eston Church, a beautifully restored medieval church in the 1800s landscape, the museum is looking for choirs to perform in the Pit Village Chapel and the newly opened church.

Throughout the year the museum is lucky to have the support of many choirs including school, community and church choirs in addition to their own volunteer choir, the groups performances are a brilliant addition to the museum and extremely popular with visitors.

Choirs are asked to sing traditional hymns in the Pit Village Chapel with groups regularly using the Methodist Hymnbook or Sankey & Moody standards hymnbook which are helpful in providing appropriate music, choirs often enjoy the chance to perform in an extremely unique setting, literally performing back in time!

Matthew Henderson, Engagement and Participation Team Assistant at the museum spoke of how important the choirs are to the museum β€œThe choirs really help to bring the museum to life and also help us to demonstrate seasonal celebrations such as our Sunday School Anniversary, Harvest Festival and Christmas events. We would love to hear from any groups that are interested in performing next year so if you’re looking for a great day out with your choir and the chance to perform back in time, please get in touch!”

If you are a member of a choir that is interested in performing at the museum or would like more details, please contact Matthew Henderson, Engagement and Participation Team Assistant at matthewhenderson@beamish.org.uk or by calling 0191 370 4069.