The Old Parmiterian Choir

TOP C was established in 2009 to give an opportunity for Old Parmiterians to re-live the joys of choral singing, to revisit favourite repertoire and to explore new music and styles.

Another impetus behind the launch of this choir was, in all honesty, to fulfill a long-held pipedream of mine. Who wouldn't want to have another chance to work with such an energetic, enthusiastic and talented group of musicians who have shared so many music-making experiences, both in England and abroad?

Since the original singing weekend from 17th-19th April, 2009, the group has grown both in numbers and the breadth of its singers, now happily welcoming former staff and parents of students past and present. The now-annual, post-Easter sessions have included a vast array of repertoire from Faure" Requiem", Karl Jenkins "The Armed Man" to The Beachboys and African numbers. we shall never forget our 2 visiting workshop leaders, Tina Brooks, who gave us such a memorable experience of Gospel style and our very own Abbie Smith (now Harris) who had us all moving and shaking out of our comfort zone with her Rock Choir repertoire.

We are extremely pleased to have raised significant sums of money for DownsEd, The Samaritans and the Peace Hospice and to have got a mention on Classic FM for donating the proceeds of our Christmas Sing-in during December, 2011 to their Music Therapy appeal.

Proceeds from the event in 2013 were donated to Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of our dear founder member, Laura Harpin, who so sadly died in January, 2013.

Details of future events and workshops will be posted as soon as they are available.

New members are always very welcome.

For more information, please contact me at jan.bailey(at)  and please pass on these details to any former students with whom you are in contact.

Jan Bailey

Music Teacher, 1992 - 2010


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