Who We Are

The choir was originally founded as the A Cappella Singers in 1963 by a small group of enthusiasts to sing madrigals and unaccompanied motets from the 16th century onwards; the first concert was given in 1965. Our first conductor was Donald Willis, a keen amateur musician who led the choir for many years.

Notable performances during the early years included Monteverdi’s Magnificat for Double Choir and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. From the start, concerts were given to raise money for local charities.

In 2020 we changed our name to the Oatlands Singers, to recognise that we sing a mix of accompanied and a cappella works, and the repertoire is considerably broader than it was. Oatlands Singers rehearse at St Mary Oatlands church hall in Oatlands Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9TS (Map) on Tuesday evenings between 1930 and 2130, including tea or coffee and snacks. After this a few of us retire to the pub.

The choir has performed at various venues in Weybridge and surrounding areas.

Since March 2019 the choir has been directed by Stuart Whatton.