Established in 1987, the Octavian Singers have gained a justifiable reputation for achieving high musical standards and producing ambitious and popular musical events in Woking, Surrey and the surrounding areas.
Our repertoire includes a wide variety of music from baroque to 21st Century, madrigals to major choral works.
JOIN THE CHOIR
The Octavian Singers rehearse at St Dunstan's Church, Woking on Tuesday evening in term time from 8-10pm. To audition please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Laura on 01483 232232. We welcome applications from experienced singers, and it is necessary to have reasonable sight-reading skills.
BOOK THE CHOIR
We are available to sing at events and weddings, please contact email@example.com or by calling Laura on 01483 232232.
Our Musical Director
Laura Brown MA (Cantab), MMus (Illinois)
Laura Brown, has wide experience with choral singing in both the UK and the USA. After a county scholarship to Wells Cathedral School, she studied music at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where she conducted the chapel choir and concerts, including tours. She completed her Masters in choral studies at the University of Illinois, and also acted as a vocal coach and repetiteur. She has taught, directed and performed with Blackheath Conservatory, Chelsea Opera Group, Illinois Opera Theatre, and many more.
Currently she teaches privately and also at St Catherine's School, Bramley.
Laura Brown, Musical Director
Karen Hayllar, Chairman
Carrie Price, Treasurer
Jim Lewis, Secretary
Karen Soulsby, Concert Management
Steve Tyson, Publicity
Before some wag says "experience", "years of practice" and "that's her job" it's still bloody amazing!
Update: it's Nick conducting and Roger on the piano tonight - 7 mins to blast off!
Our illustrious MD is en route home from her hols so tonight we're being looked after by Roger (conducting)& Lisa (accompanying) 😊👏🏼