History of the Choir
Quay Harmony is a Brixham based ladies’ choir formed by eight amateur singers who were determined to carry on singing after their teacher returned to her native land in 2011. In March 2012 they agreed to become a social group of amateur singers and take part in musical activities locally with the aim of singing at the Fishstock Festival on 8th September 2012. The next step was to form a committee and appoint a musical director and their first performance was on 26th May when they sang “Adiemus” from Karl Jenkins’ “Songs of Sanctuary” directed by Donna-Marie Hughes at Victoria Park Methodist church in Plainmoor, Torquay.
Since when they have performed regularly in and around Brixham, raising money for local charities at their very popular Christmas and Summer Concerts at Lupton House and at other events. sometimes as guests or hosts of other choirs. They have been guests at events organised by other groups including the Brixham Orpheus male Voice Choir, City of Chester Male Voice Choir and Torbay Police and Community Choir.
Members particularly enjoy singing at weddings especially when the bride or groom is a family member.
A new venture for them is appearing at events arranged by the Music and Magic organisation in support of the Rowcroft charity in interesting locations (a touring holiday park, on a steam train and in a walled garden).
Choir members regularly get together socially at events at members’ homes and local eateries.