Anglian Accents was founded in 1976 and were originally known as the Anglo-American Accents, with many members of the chorus coming from the nearby American air bases RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath. Over time, we became known as Anglian Accents.
Today, we are approximately 25 singers who enjoy singing in a cappella four part harmony under the watchful eye of our Musical Director, Tim Washtell. Members from all age ranges and backgrounds. Ages range from early thirties upwards! We originate from all over the UK, but are now based in Suffolk.
Practices take place Monday evenings, except Bank Holidays. New members are always very welcome, so if you have never sung before or are looking to sing with a new group why not come along to a rehearsal and get to know us. To find out more about becoming a member, have a look at the ‘Join Us’ page.
The chorus’ music catalogue, which covers works from the last 100 years, has included 50s and 60s
pop, battle marches and folk songs. The chorus performs a wide range of a cappella works. We regularly sing at weddings, charity events, Christmas concerts and are available for hire. We perform regular concerts in both the Barton Mills area and farther afield. To hire Anglian Accents for your event, please contact us using the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
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About Our Rehearsals, Concerts and Events
Our practices take place on Monday evenings at the village hall in Barton Mills, Suffolk. We warm up, practice songs and practice them again to try and perfect our performance. Midway through the evening we exchange news over a cup of tea/ coffee. Our rehearsal can sometimes be challenging, particularly when we learning a new song, but they are always good fun.
We do expect members to attend as many rehearsals as possible, particularly when leading up to a
sing out/concert performance. We provide a number of outfits which we expect our members to wear at concert performances so that we can present an overall smart appearance. You are welcome at any of our performances.
Our subscription for the coming year 2015/ 2016 is:
£5 per month (payable the first practice of every month).