About us

 

Fenham Ensemble is an auditioned choral group which was set up in September 2016 by music director Simon Davies-Fidler. 

Simon is a choral conductor and chorus master based in the North East. He is the founder and former music director of the multi award-winning chamber choir 'Voices of Hope' which won the National Choir of the Year in 2016 and runner up in the 2017 European Choir of the Year. He also directs a number of other choirs in the region including Js & Bs Singers, The Newcastle Phoenix Choir and the St James Consort.

Based at the beautiful church of St James and St Basil in Fenham in the west end of Newcastle upon Tyne, Fenham Ensemble performs a broad range of largely A Capella sacred repertoire from around the world, contemporary, classical and sometimes ancient.

The FE Philosophy...

All of us in Fenham Ensemble share a real love of choral music. Although we are a voice-tested choir we constantly strive to improve our level of performance whilst having fun at the same time and enjoying each other's company socially. 

As well as weekly rehearsals during term time which take place in the wonderful acoustic of 'Js and Bs' church in Fenham, we are also committed to practising our individual parts in our own time to minimise the amount of 'note-bashing' required during choir rehearsals.

 

We welcome new voices at the start of each term. Do please get in contact if you would like to join us. We'd love to hear from you. 

For an informal chat, contact Simon Davies-Fidler by email in the first instance at jsandbs.music@gmail.com