Vaughan Williams Singers
VWS at Down Ampney
VWS performing in Leatherhead
VWS at Leith Hill Place
VWS at Down Ampney
Vaughan Williams Singers, founded in January 2018, is a mixed-voice chamber choir based in the Surrey hills. The choir sings a wide range of music, with a leaning towards 20th and 21st century unaccompanied works.
We are named after the area's most illustrious musical resident, the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), whose choral music features in our repertoire alongside that of his contemporaries and others, and whose 150th anniversary is being celebrated around the world in 2022.
Vaughan Williams Singers rehearse weekly during term-time on Tuesday evenings in Great Bookham.
Some audience comments...
"The sound was incredible. Put me down for a season ticket!"
"What a beautiful concert this evening! My first VWS concert, and I was impressed! The choir produces a gorgeous sound, and it was such a wonderful programme."
"Great concert yesterday and the voices were superb. Really enjoyed it."
"Super concert. Very polished performance."
“Many thanks for Saturday's concert, which I enjoyed immensely ... I was left, particularly, with the rich alto sound and some memorably elegant, sweet tenor singing. Who'd have thought I could attend a concert of such calibre five minutes walk from my house?!”
"I thoroughly enjoyed the VWS programme. An immediacy of communication between singers and audience characterised the evening and the choice of repertoire showed up the choir's impressively even balance of parts and corporate richness of sound."
The musical team
Vaughan Williams Singers was founded by Ian Assersohn, an award-wining composer and highly experienced choral director and teacher living in Leatherhead, Surrey. Ian also directs Leatherhead Choral Society and Epsom Male Voice Choir and has worked with many other choirs and ensembles.