About Anna

Anna Tabbush is a community choir leader, choral arranger, singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Midhurst, West Sussex. She currently runs 5 choir across West Sussex and Surrey and 2 large singing events a year: SingFest and Spring Sing.

Anna grew up in a musical household and started performing professionally at the tender age of 15 in her parents’ ceilidh band. She performed with a number of folk bands including The Tabbush Sisters, Meridian, The Climax Ceilidh Band, Anna & the Odd Socks and the European Youth Folk Orchestra. She started her first community choir at Kingston University while studying for a degree in Music and Technology.

Since then Anna has set up over 20 community choirs and conducted over 40 across the South-East. Her arrangements of folk and contemporary songs from Britain and around have been sung by choirs across the country. She currently plays fiddle and sings with french dance band MoltenAmba and in a Swedish fiddle/song duet with Rowan Piggott.

Choirs, Workshops & Arrangements

I believe that everyone has a fundamental right to sing without criticism. Singing with a group of people can be an uplifting, healing, comforting, exhilarating experience that everyone can benefit from. My mission has always been to create fun, relaxed and musically beautiful experiences that everyone can join. Over the years I have taught thousands of people to sing and put a smile on every one of their faces.


Choirs

I run 3 choirs which are open to everyone:

Guildford Vox
Community Choir

We rehearse Monday evenings 7-9pm in the Trinity Centre next to Holy Trinity Church on Guildford High Street. You can pop along for a free trial on any Monday evening

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Horsell
Community Choir

Unfortunately this choir is huge and only just squeezes into the largest venue in Horsell, but there is a waiting list if you'd like to get in touch via the choir's website

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Midhurst
MIND choir

The choir was set up by mental health charity MIND in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Society. The choir welcomes everyone but was set up as a space for people with conditions that affect the mind including dementia and autism as well as anxiety and depression. You can join this choir on Wednesday afternoons 1.30-3 at the Grange Centre, Midhurst. There's no charge and you even get a free cup of tea!

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I also run a school choir for Midhurst Primary School called Shooting Stars and a work place choir for Guildford based games company Media Molecule. If you would like to talk to me about setting up a staff choir in your work place get in touch!

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Workshops

I have worked as a freelance singing workshop facilitator for 20 years in a wide variety of venues including schools, universities, staff training events, Immigration Removal Centres and festivals. If you are interested in booking me for a singing workshop for your event get in touch!

Here are some quotes from satisfied customers:

"We have had a number of singing coaches over the years and I can honestly say you are one of the most relaxed and natural – and, by far, one of the most popular."
Katie Mayne, Tiny Talk
"What a wonderful afternoon we have enjoyed in your company again. Thank you very much for coming up and making us feel so good about our singing together."
Pat Hammond, Little Bookham Women's Institute
"Anna embodies musical creativity; if you hear an arrangement that sounds delicious, it's probably written by Anna Tabbush"
The Dirty Carols

Arrangements


I arrange nearly all of the songs I teach in simple 3 or 4 part harmony.

I take commissions for arrangements so get in touch if you have a song you need arranging for a cappella voices. Watch this space for new scores that you can have for free. This first one is my arrangement of the old tune to "Auld Lang Syne".

Calendar dates

Upcoming events I'm organising or involved in:

Eurobash 2019! Performance
MoltenAmba
19th January 2019
Hollingbourne Village Hall, Maidstone, Kent
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Singing in the Shed Workshops
A singing weekend for blokes
(and Anna)
8th - 10th February 2019
Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire
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Spring Sing Workshops
A day of singing in the spring
24th March 2019
The Grange Community Centre, Midhurst, West Sussex
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SingFest Workshops
A weekend of singing on a beautiful farm
30th August - 1st September
Mellow Farm, Heath Hill, Dockenfield, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4HH
www.singfest.org.uk

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