The only thing better than SINGING is more SINGING
- Ella Fitzgerald
The Harmoneers Rock & Pop Choir have been singing since 2014.
We meet up every Monday at Cubbington Sports and Social Club, Cubbington, Leamington Spa CV32 7LN.
We rehearse under the leadership of our brilliant Musical Director
Laurence Panter, supported by our fabulous Accompanist Gary Lewis.
Our rehearsals run from 7:30 to 9:30pm with a short refreshment break half way through.
Due to the success of the choir we have a reserve list for soprano, alto and tenor voices,
however we are keen to attract a few more bass voices in the New Year.
No auditions required and your first week is free.
For more information contact:
Tel: Ann Jones or Jules Harper (Joint Managers)
on: 07798 814702 OR 07956 536288
Check out our 'What are we up to' page here:
Laurence Panter - Musical Director
Laurence became Musical Director of the Harmoneers in October 2020. He is a professional pianist and singer as well as a Musical Director with many years of choral and operatic training. In 2020, he conducted Merry Opera's tour of Mozart's Don Giovanni, became music director of the Connections project, with director Lysanne van Overbeek and soprano Susanna MacRae, and joined The Harmoneers Rock and Pop Choir as their new MD. He was due to act as pianist/assistant conductor for Gothic Opera's production of Gounod's La Nonne Sanglante, and as MD for Grassroots Opera's production of Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel - both postponed to 2021 due to Covid19. As a singer, Laurence has sung the role of Satyavan in Holst's Savitri, made multiple contributions as a soloist to Rogue Opera's VIP online platform, and sang as a tenor lay clerk for St George's Catholic Cathedral, Southwark. He was due to have sung the role of Mosquito in Longborough Festival Opera's production of Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen and the role of Mervyn in Barefoot Opera's premiere of Orlando Gough's Bloom Britannia (both postponed to 2021). As a pianist and piano teacher, Laurence started a project in lockdown to record guide videos of all the new ABRSM piano syllabus pieces, which are now available on YouTube.
Laurence also has a continuing interest in composition and arrangement, having premiered his first opera in 2019 as part of the Tete-a-Tete opera festival, and is currently working on two further operatic commissions. He holds an MA Cantab. in music from Cambridge University and an MMus in voice from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, as well as a DipABRSM in piano. He studies singing with Dr Jenevora Williams.
Visit Laurence on his website here:
Listen to Laurence here:
Gary Lewis - Accompanist