Divertimento is a group of twenty or so singers. The number varies from time to time but the one thing that never changes is our passion for singing and all things vocal.
November 2021 sees the start of a new chapter in Divertimento's future with the appointment of dynamic, professional conductor Laura Bailie. We are looking forward to exciting new times under her enthusiastic direction.
Our programmes are mainly made up of unaccompanied pieces in almost any style you can think of. We love sacred and secular music, from the Renaissance right through to the present day, and from all around the world. We sing in English and various European languages, as well as fa la la and doo be doo (and the very occasional hey nonny no). We've even had the odd go at a couple of African languages. And Welsh.
We do also include longer works from time to time, accompanied by piano, organ and occasionally by a small orchestra. And we have many very talented musicians within the group who have treated us and our audiences to some very special performances on flute, clarinet, recorder, saxophone, piano, organ, harpsichord, violin, viola, kazoo ...
We're sure you've got the idea. We simply love music and we always hope that this comes across in our performances. Come along to one and let us know what you think - you can add your comments to our You said page.
We are absolutely delighted to welcome new Musical Director Laura Bailie. This column is far too small to do her justice so click here to find out more about this talented young conductor...
Our online box office is now up and running and is by far the quickest and easiest way to order your tickets. Just print them out at home and bring them along to the concert. Don't worry if you don't have a printer, we'll automatically have your details at the door.