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We have resumed rehearsals on Monday evenings

in Capel Memorial Hall between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Capel Choral Society is a small yet well-balanced classical chamber choir serving the villages in & around the Surrey Hills.

Drawing on singers also from the surrounding towns of Horsham, Crawley, Reigate, Dorking & Cranleigh, we are a friendly, social crowd who love to welcome new members!

Under our previous conductor we achieved renewed success in the Leith Hill Music Festival 2019, winning 4 out of 5 categories and have attracted glowing praise from our local, near sell-out audiences. We hope to continue this success with our newly appointed conductor Anna Maria Tabor.

We are non-auditioned, yet still strive for the highest musical standards with carefully chosen repertoire to match our size and strengths.

Anna Maria Tabor, Conductor

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Anna Maria grew up experiencing a variety of folk music and then learning a variety of instruments. She trained and graduated as an oboist and conductor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Since then she has musically directed many theatrical shows, conducted Choirs, ensembles and Orchestras covering folk of all ages, from all walks of life and a wide of musical styles. Music Education, playing and conducting has taken her to a variety of countries from the US to Chicago to St Petersberg.

Anna Maria has also championed a number of new works, especially for Wind ensemble and orchestra.

Unusual fact: She has conducted a choir in the Arctic Circle with one foot in Sweden and the other in Finland.

Anthea Smallwood, Accompanist

Anthea has been involved with choirs since the age of seven and accompanying from the age of 13. She studied at the Royal College of Music in London and then took a teachers’ Certificate of Education at the University of Exeter.

She has worked in secondary schools as a music teacher and for Surrey County Arts as a peripatetic music teacher. She has accompanied Capel Choral Society for nearly 25 years and neighbouring Beare Green & Newdigate Choral Society since 1988.

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