18 October 2014

St. Swithun's Church
High Street, Sandy

For all choirs,
large or small,
sacred or secular

Free participation


Sing a repertoire
of your own choosing

Join in the Festival
Pieces, if you like

Downloadable music
and rehearsal tracks

Philip Norman
07939 064 247
Following the social and musical success of the first three Sandy Sangerstevner, held in the Bedfordshire town of Sandy in October 2011, 2012 and 2013, there have been requests that a fourth such event should be organised in the town. So, please read on.
What is a Sangerstevne?
When is the Sandy Sangerstevne?
A Sangerstevne is a non-competitive choral festival for all choirs, large or small, sacred or secular.

Participating choirs. present a 20 minute programme of their own choice before an audience of fellow choral singers, and members of the general public. (Please bear in mind that each 20 minutes includes getting on and off the performance area and any announcements you may wish to make.)

Choirs which wish to perform for more than 20 minutes may register for two slots, which should be in two different sessions.

All singers are invited to participate in a couple of simple Festival Pieces at the end of each session.

Choirs will also have the opportunity to distribute their own publicity material.

The sangerstevne concept has been borrowed from Norway, where sangerstevner are a big part of the choral calendar and are held at district, regional and national levels.

The first UK Sangerstevne was organised in East London in 2004 and lasted for just a few hours. The London Sangerstevne is now a weekend event and, for 2014, thirty three choirs participated in nine concerts across the weekend.

You can find out more about the London Sangerstevne via this LINK.

Sangerstevne (Sandy) will be held on Saturday 18 October 2014, during the afternoon. There will be two or three sessions (depending on the number of participating choirs during the time span of

1.30pm - 6.30pm

During all sessions and the intervals, there will be running light refreshments in the church rooms.

If possible, please remain for all of the session you sing in (the other choirs need an audience, after all) and join in the festival pieces at the end.


How Much Will it Cost?
Where will Sangerstevne (Sandy)
be held?
Participation in the Sangerstevne is FREE. However, there will be an ongoing collection to cover the expenses of organising the event and heating the church.

Sangerstevne (Sandy) will be held in

St Swithun's Church, High Street Sandy SG19 1AQ.

Here is a LINK to a map of the area.

Car parking is easy in the area around the church. and just across the road is a free council carpark.

Festival Pieces
More Information & REGISTER

At the end of each concert, a couple of simple pieceswill be sung by all the choirs and singers present in the church at the time who wish to take part in this.

For 2014, these pieces will be See the Conquering Hero Comes, and Are You Lonesome Tonight. These pieces, and their voice-specific rehearsal tracks, can be downloaded from HERE, or they can be sent to you by post (see contact details below).

For further information about
Sangerstevne (Sandy) please contact:

Philip Norman
07939 064 247

To register for participation please follow this LINK.

Please register before October 11.

St. Swithun's Church, Sandy

Nearer the time, A4 posters and A5 handbills will be available for download so that we are able to raise an additional audience of non-singing members of the public.

St Swithun's is the Anglican parish church of Sandy. Further information is available via this LINK.

We are grateful to the Revd. Huw Williams and the PCC and Wardens of St Swithun's for allowing us to use the church.


If you would like to print out this information to
show to others, please follow this LINK.

For further information about
Sangerstevne (Sandy) please contact:

Philip Norman
07939 064 247

To register for participation please follow this LINK.

Please register before October 11.