Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, from baroque to pop. We perform two concerts per year, usually in May and November. We also sing occasionally at weddings and charity events and have a carol concert in Ross just before Christmas. Dates for concerts are agreed at the start of our season (September) and we try to bring a different musical flavour to each concert.
We do not hold auditions. The only requirement for membership is an enthusiasm for singing. It helps to be able read music, but if you can’t then we can provide support. If you like to sing, then do join us!
Our Music Director – Pippa Wright
Pippa has a wealth of musical qualifications, having studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham. She has a comprehensive background in choral performances, with previous experience in conducting and singing in choirs in London and Birmingham. She currently sings with the Epiphopni Consort and the renowned ExCathedra Choir and works as a vocal tutor on many of Excathedra’s outreach projects such as ‘Singing Medicine’ at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and with migrants and refugee mothers in the Midlands. She sings regularly as a soprano at the Birmingham Oratory and has performed for other musical organisations, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and in West End musicals such as Wicked and The Sound of Music. Pippa plays a range of instruments; primarily, piano, alto saxophone, recorder, accordion and ukulele.
Past Music Directors
2018 – 2022: Peter Johnson
2012 – 2018: John Frith
2000 – 2012: Tony Washington
Ross Town Council
Ross Penyard Singers are grateful to Ross Town Council and the Mayor of Ross for their ongoing support. Thank you!