GBRT COMMUNITY Choir

With over 90 registered members, the GBRT Community Choir is a friendly and fun choir singing hits from the West End and light easy-listening music. Anyone aged 18 or over is welcome to join. 

Our repertoire includes songs from popular films and musicals such as Les Miserables, Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, Beauty and the Beast and Working Girl, as well as pop and rock and other modern choral music. We are very much a community and enjoy regular social events and trips as well as our regular rehearsals. We have a pastoral team who welcome new members and help them settle in. We work hard in rehearsals but we also have fun.

The Choir performs regularly in the local area and beyond, and has taken part in concert tours to Barcelona, Bruges in Belgium, Maastricht in The Netherlands, Lake Garda, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Umbria in Italy and the Rhine Valley in Germany. 

Open to anyone aged 18 or over, we don’t hold auditions and no previous experience is required – you simply need to be able to hold a tune and have bags of enthusiasm for singing. Our fabulous Musical Director records rehearsal tracks for each part which are a great way to learn the songs in between rehearsals, particularly for anyone who doesn’t read music. 

Musical Director: Tracey Holderness

Tracey is a singing teacher and vocal coach from Market Harborough. After graduating from Sheffield University with a BMus, she gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre from Arts Educational in London.

Tracey has worked for eight years as a professional singer during which time she performed as a soloist with light operatic companies and performed in a wide variety of musical theatre productions, most notably in the Rocky Horror Show and Return to the Forbidden Planet, both in the UK and Europe. Tracey teaches singing both privately and as a specialist teacher visiting several schools in the area.

Tracey has accumulated vast experience with amateur musical groups and companies including delivering technique workshops to adult choirs and leading Musical Theatre courses. She is the original conductor of the GBRT Community Choir and has toured with them to Barcelona, Bruges, Maastricht, Lake Garda, Rhineland, Fruili-Venezia Giulia and Umbria. 

Accompanist: Rod Iliffe


When And Where?

The Choir rehearses on the second and fourth and occasionally fifth Sundays of each month in term time, from 7-9pm in the main hall at Meadowdale Primary School in Market Harborough. There is a short break in the middle of the rehearsal. 

Meadowdale has parking on site, including three designated disabled parking bays. There is step free access from the car park to the hall and toilets and a disabled toilet is available.  The address is Meadowdale Road, Market Harborough LE16 7XQ.

Rehearsal Dates 2024


What Does It Cost?

£40 per term, payable one term in advance. This covers the cost of venue hire, music and our musical director and accompanist. Membership subs are due on 1st March for the summer term, 1st July for the autumn term and 1st November for the spring term. 

Full details of how and when to pay are included on the rehearsal dates documents above.


How Do I Join?

For practical reasons, such as fitting into the rehearsal venue or preparing for an event, the Community Choir sometimes has a waiting list for new sopranos and altos but new basses and tenors are always welcome. To be added to the waiting list, simply complete the online registration form and we will contact you when a place becomes available to provide joining dates and further information.


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