Glebe Singers was formed in 1999 by Sara Woolhouse and David Scoffield and currently has around 30 members. The aims of those involved with the choir are for all members to enjoy their singing and to increase awareness of choral music to all members of the community. Since it was formed, Glebe Singers have sung in many local churches and venues in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire and have also been involved with local and national initiatives designed to raise the profile of choral music. Glebe Singers have twice won the Mary Wakefield Medal for best performance by a mixed choir at the Peterborough Music Festival and won the Patrick Watson Trophy for best performance in adult choral classes in 2009. Glebe Singers have also sung for a number of local and national charities, including Age Concern, Cancer Research, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Willoughby School, Bourne.
The choir usually performs three concerts a year and features a wide range of music from sacred works to songs from the shows, spirituals and folk music.
DAVID SCOFFIELD - Chairman
An accomplished and in-demand pianist and organist, David was organist for 10 years at St. Guthlac's Church in Market Deeping. He has been Chairman of Glebe Singers since 1999 and has overseen its development into the successful choir it is today. He has also sung for and accompanied many choirs and musical groups.
BARTOSZ DRZEWIECKI: - Musical Director
Music was always the main inspiration in Bart's life. He is, by education and profession, a psychologist, but musician by heart. Bart's first serious steps in the world of Choral music became reality as a singer of "Motet et Madrigal" with the Chamber Choir of the Academy of Music in Poznań in Bart's native Poland. Since then he has performed on many stages in Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and UK with varied repertoires spanning from plain chant and polyphony to opera choruses including recordings of Rossini's "Tancredi" and Wagner's "Götterdämmerung". From June 2008 to January 2014, Bart was Director of Music and Conductor of Cantus Polonicum - the Peterborough based Polish choir, co-creating a cultural mark for the Polish community in the region.
Since January 2014 Bart has been Musical Director of Glebe Singers.