ABOUT THE STUART SINGERS
Founded in 1992 the Stuart Singers give about ten concerts a year. The Choir comprises up to 65 voices in 4 parts and we sing a wide and constantly changing repertoire spanning spirituals, theatre, sacred and secular, classical and modern. Over 25 years the Stuart Singers have helped to raise nearly £250,000 for charities and good causes through our own concerts - which are held twice a year at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire - and through singing at events organised by charities and good causes throughout Gloucestershire and further afield.
Our wide-ranging repertoire and the fact that we sing without the aid of sheet music makes our performances exciting and stimulating to watch.
Under Musical Director, Helen Sims, the choir continuously strives for high standards of singing at every performance. We are a friendly and fun loving choir with singers drawn from across Gloucestershire. We have an active group of ‘Friends of the Stuart Singers’ who come from far and wide and support the choir, contributing to our success. We have recently established a small junior choir. The Stuart Singers and our Friends share the educational and therapeutic value of music with our local community as well as donating funds to charities and good causes.
ABOUT GENERATION JONES
GENERATION JONES, based in the North Cotswolds, was formed in 2007 by singer-songwriters Geoff Carr and Jon Beynon who had previously been members of a five-piece rock band, Indian Summer. Their music is characterised by the mellow sound of acoustic guitars and tight, smooth vocal harmonies. Their writing is influenced heavily by the work of such greats as James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, and Lennon and McCartney. Equally at home in bars and restaurants as on festival stages, GENERATION JONES play regularly at music venues and various private or corporate functions in and around Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. A typical set mixes covers of popular, classic folk-rock tunes and their own original material. They have released two studio albums: “Gallimaufry” is a selection of the most requested covers from live gigs, and “Stupid Bloody Cupid”, which features their own original songs.