Started by Frances Brett, Joan Cottrell, Susan Daniel, ‘Tricia Dann, Carolyn Reed, Jeanne Russell and Linda Walton in March 2007. After advertising in and around Uckfield for singers to form a new community choir, 45 people came along to our very first rehearsal on Monday 5th March 2007. By the end of our first term we had 75 members, men and women of all abilities. At the time of writing we have had to cap membership at 90 due to rehearsal space. Just four months later we held our first concert at the Civic Centre in July 2007. We had an audience of 260 and had to turn many more away. The Mayor and Councillors came along too and the evening was a terrific success. This has been repeated every July and forms our annual Summer Showcase concert.
On Monday 2nd April 2012 we celebrated the choir's 5th birthday with a party for 120 choir members and guests, held at The Belmont Centre:
On Saturday 4th March 2017 we celebrated our 10th birthday with a party at Framfield Village Hall, with hot supper provided by choir member Erika (Moveable Feasts) and dancing with Groove 101 (http://www.groove101band.com/). Chairman Sue cut the cake (made by Erika) with MD Tina.
In July 2017, Sue Daniels stepped down as Chairman after 8 years. Sue is a founder member of the choir, and has served 10 years on committee. She was presented with a specially commisioned bowl, a card made by Quinta Dean and signed by all the choir members, and vouchers. Choir member Erika Pratt had made a special ‘S’ cake of chocolate brownies, eclairs and strawberries, enjoyed by everyone. She has been made Honorary President in recognition of her hard work and dedication to the choir.
Nick Poole takes over as Chariman.
Over the last 10 years we have held fundraising concerts in aid of Uckfield Hospital, Alma Stroke Club, Citizens Advice and the Volunteer Bureau; Holy Cross Church clock restoration fund; United Reformed Church together with Meningitis Trust; Punnetts Town new village hall fundraisers; Leukaemia Research, Circles Network - a local social club for young disabled adults; and The Housebound Club in Uckfield. We have performed for the Uckfield Blind Club, Lions/Rotary Senior Xmas Citizens parties, Royal British Legion, and Framfield Monday Club. In 2011 we sang Christmas carols at Sheffield Park Gardens. Every year we sing carols for Five Ash Down club and every year we sing in the Arena at the Uckfield Festival's Big Day Out.