Renaissance Singers
of Eastbourne

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History of the Renaissance Singers

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The group was established in the early 1970s by Reg Bertin, who was a prominent and well-respected music teacher at Eastbourne Grammar School and a popular organist and choirmaster in the town.

There were initially just 8 singers - 2 in each voice, which made 8-part a capella singing very interesting.

Under Reg's direction the Renaissance Singers were established as one of the leading choirs in Sussex and have always been in great demand.

We specialise in unaccompanied multi-part harmony.
Our repertoire covers a complete range of styles including plainsong & chant, motets, madrigals, folk songs throughout the ages, anthems and modern choral pieces.

When Reg retired, his place was taken by Shirley Barrell, who sang Contralto under Reg's baton and, under her direction, the group has grown to 15 singers, whilst keeping the special sound and ethos that have served us so well in nearly 40 years of singing.

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