About the Poringland Singers

The Poringland Singers, a mixed voice choir, started on January 10th 1986 with about 25 members. Our repertoire then included sacred works, some Gilbert and Sullivan and a carol service at Christmas in the local school! Under the direction of several conductors the choir’s repertoire developed with performances in and around Norwich.

Our current musical director Ian Elliott joined us in January 2004. With presently approximately 40 members (drawn from a wide area), we now have a broad repertoire which includes sacred works, popular classics, contemporary songs and songs from the shows. We have performed in venues throughout the county and have also travelled to Ireland and the Isle of Man to perform. Our repertoire also perfectly suits weddings for which we are pleased to provide an ensemble (click her here for more details).

Having performed on local radio and television, members of the choir are pleased to have recently performed on stage at Hylands House, Chelmsford and also in 2010 at Sandringham as a backing ensemble for Russell Watson, and to have provided backing vocals on the soundtrack of the 2010 Christmas-themed Doctor Who audio drama entitled “Doctor Who: Relative Dimensions”