New Musical Director for Summer Term 2024

As Jeremy will be away for a couple of months we are delighted to welcome Sam Burns as our stand-in Musical Director for the remainder of this term, starting on Wednesday 1st May and running through to 17 July. Sam is a hugely experience choir leader and heads up the Gurt Lush choir in Bristol. We are excited to be able to work with Sam and thank him for standing in for Jeremy.

Performance news

We had our Spring Concert in the chapel at St Monica’s Retirement Village on Saturday 27 April where Jeremy was joined on stage by Tara the dog. Residents and friends enjoyed the singing and we raised £335 with our retiring collection in aid of Family Food Action.  Here is a selection of  recordings from the concert.

Spring concert in the chapel at St Monica’s Retirement Village on Saturday 27 April

In August 2023 we sang again at the Amnesty Garden Party at Goldney Hall in Clifton. It’s always a lovely event, the cakes on offer are delicious and we’re proud to help raise funds for the important work that Amnesty International continues to do in these challenging times.


We performed on the quayside at the SS Great Britain on Sunday 4th December 2022 as part of their Victorian Christmas festivities. This was our third performance there and it’s always an uplifting event in the run up to Christmas.

During the August ’22 heatwave we performed at the Amnesty Garden Party at Goldney Hall in Clifton.  We managed to find some shade under the trees and gave a rousing performance of new songs and old favourites. It was great to be asked back to sing there in support of Amnesty.

In April ’22, after a long break from performing due to the pandemic, it was great to come together to sing at a Combined Choirs Concert  at All Saints Church in Clifton. This was a concert of freshly written arrangements and new music by composers Jeremy Avis and Rebecca Askew, performed by the Hidden Gems and Bristol Voices choirs. The acoustics at All Saints are wonderful and both choirs showcased their own repertoire before joining forces at the end of the concert. A retiring collection in aid of the Ukraine humanitarian appeal raised £620.

Borderlands UK – 22 June 2019

We had a great time performing the songs we have learnt with Jeremy this year as well as raising awareness and funds for Borderlands UK.  The event raised over £700 for the charity and a huge thank you goes to everyone who attended and gave so generously.

We were joined by the Gasmen Collective choir who sang a good number of songs – a couple of them were very funny to watch and listen to!

One of the songs we loved performing with the Gasmen Collective was the Chorus of Hebrew Slaves by Verdi and is the only song accompanied by Jeremy on his keyboard.

Here is a full list of the songs (MP3):


The Cable Car

Dream Dream Dream

I say a Little Prayer

Big Bay

Done Made My Vow to the Lord

Into the Great Wide Open

The Parting Glass

Va Pensiero

Va Pensiero – Video

If you would like to know more about the charity, have a look at the charity’s website:

Choir Convention, St Georges – 17 March 2019

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We had a fabulous time singing at the 2019 Choir convention on Sunday 17 March. Our MD, Jeremy Avis, set the choir two very challenging, but wonderful songs to sing:

Wangol – a beautiful Haitian folk song expressing hope of the Haitian people for change and a brighter future for their country. Wangol is a spirit and he is addressed in the song “Wangol, you are leaving. When will I see you again? The country is changing.”

Click here to view the video of Wangol. 

Cablecar – a poem written by Lawrence Sail (2002) about the journey of a cablecar rising from the bottom of the valley up to the dizzy heights. Music arranged by Jeremy.

Click here to view the video of Cablecar.

Past events

In 2018, we performed a sample of our favourite songs at St Georges and held a fabulous Christmas open rehearsal and singalong for friends, family and choir supporters in December. This will definitely become a regular annual event.

In 2017, we performed with Bradford on Song at St Georges and sang ‘Jerusalem‘ and ‘Besame Mucho(click on the song titles to listen!)

We sang at Borderlands in May and December 2017 – two great performances!

And in December 2015 – we performed at Southmead Hospital atrium.

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