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Our next concert

Saturday 7th October sees the Octavian Singers celebrating their 30th anniversary with a concert in St John's church, St John's village, Woking.

Featuring Vivaldi's Gloria alongside classics such as Parry's I Was Glad and Handel's Zadok the Priest, this concert revisits celebratory music from Octavian history, including pieces that were sung at members' weddings.

Join us for an evening of fun evening of music-making, with both current and former Octavians coming together to celebrate Octavian history!

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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.


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 theoctaviansingers@gmail.com or by calling Laura on 01483 232232. We welcome applications from experienced singers, and it is necessary to have reasonable sight-reading skills.


We are available to sing at events and weddings, please contact theoctaviansingers@gmail.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.


Our Committee

Musical Director: Laura Brown
Chair: Karen Hayllar
Treasurer: Carrie Price
Secretary: Jim Lewis
Concert Management: Karen Soulsby
Publicity: Heather Cartwright and David Chapman