28 May 2017 – As the bank holiday weekend is upon us, we are skipping rehearsals on Monday and instead spend time doing individual homework for these lovely Gounod and Poulenc pieces. The concert is less than a month away and we also have a lovely new poster we wanted to share!
If you wish to purchase tickets online, you can do so here. We look forward to seeing you at the concert in a few weeks!
2 April 2017 – Many thanks to all who came to our Haydn Creation concert at Guildford Cathedral!
We hope the frosty circumstances and the unique scaffolding did not detract from the beauty of this piece – we loved singing it!
If you’re looking to come to a concert closer to our (Woking) home – look no further. We are performing at Christ Church on June 24th and are looking forward to welcoming you to some Gounod and Poulenc. It will be fabulous – tickets are on sale here!
20 January, 2017 – Tickets for our Haydn Creation concert at Guildford cathedral are now on sale!
Please go to the Guildford Cathedral website to book your tickets.
We are looking forward to seeing you there on April 1st! (no, it’s not an April Fool’s joke!)
9 January, 2017 – Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to a fantastic year full of exciting music to sing – Haydn, Beethoven and so much more!
If you happen to be a singer looking for a choir, why not come and try us out at our Open rehearsal? It takes place on Monday 23 January, 2017 at 7.30 pm (ends 9.35 pm) at St Andrew’s Church, Goldsworth Park, GU21 3LG.
We will be rehearsing HAYDN – THE CREATION (in English), which we shall be performing on 1 April, 2017 in Guildford Cathedral!
Admission is free and scores are provided – we would love to see you so do come! Of course, if you can’t make the date you’re welcome to just join us at any Monday night rehearsal.
We are looking forward to singing with you!
15 October, 2016 – Well, there is no doubt that Handel’s Messiah is very much loved by choral singers. We remembered just how much when many new singers joined us for this one-off term of Messiah rehearsing plus performance!
We are very excited to welcome all the new singers and hope you have as much fun with this as the rest of the choir does. I don’t think we’d be tooting our own horn too much by saying that everything’s already sounding very good – now with Ben’s help we shall polish it to perfection in time for our concert on December 10th!
Speaking of which – please find the new concert poster below. Download it, share it with friends, neighbours, co-workers, family… and make sure you come to listen to this majestic piece! (Tickets can be purchased here)
31 August 2016 – Welcome back from summer break, everyone!
We are raring to go and are looking forward to starting rehearsals on Monday! This term we are singing the beautiful Messiah by Handel and we have a very special opportunity for all of you who love singing it!
Please check out the poster below and join us if you think you’d enjoy rehearsing and then performing Messiah with us in December. It promises to be a wonderful concert!
26 May 2016 … or so we hope!
Rehearsals are going well for our summer concert – it is such varied music and we are now working on getting the rhythms right!
If you haven’t yet purchased any tickets, please do so now, you will really enjoy this refreshing programme!
You can buy tickets online here or from members of the choir, at Brittens in Byfleet, The Lightbox in Woking or Christ Church in Woking.
20 March 2016 – Another concert has come and gone and we are so grateful to everyone that came to Cadogan Hall yesterday to watch us perform Michael Tippett’s ‘A Child of Our Time’ as well as our very own MD, Ben Palmer‘s world premiere of ‘Flying in the Fire’!
In the beautiful setting of the Cadogan Hall, these stirring and emotional pieces were only enhanced by the magnificent Orchestra of St Paul’s playing of excerpts from John Williams’ ‘Schindler’s List’ score.
We worked very hard on the Tippett, in particular, and were proud to have brought it to London audiences but we were most excited to finally hear ‘Flying in the Fire’ with a full orchestra – and it did not disappoint!
We are now moving on to a rather more lighthearted programme of Copland, Lauridsen, Whitacre, Barber and Bernstein for our summer concert and hope to welcome you back in June!
9 February 2016 – Not much time left until our first concert for 2016. Michael Tippett is turning out to be a challenge but we are welcoming it with open arms and rehearsals are going well! We are focusing on A Child of Our Time for now but can’t wait to start working on our own MD Ben Palmer‘s commissioned work, Flying in the Fire!
This will be a magnificent concert and we are very excited to perform at Cadogan Hall in London! To celebrate, here is the poster for the concert, including all the information needed to book tickets!
15 December 2015 – If you spend any time outside at the moment, it may well feel like this post is rather premature – with this mild weather it can’t be December, can it?
Alas, the days move on (regardless of weather!) and we find ourselves at the end of another very successful year of choral singing.
Our Christmas Oratorio went down a treat earlier this month and we enjoyed the magnificent brass section of the Orchestra of St Paul’s – it put us in the right mood for Christmas!
We are now looking forward to 2016, which will see us perform at Cadogan Hall in March (get your tickets here), Lauridsen and Copland in the summer, and Messiah next winter. To say we are excited is an understatement!
As the year slowly winds down, we want to extend our thanks in particular to our always enthusiastic and passionate conductor, Ben Palmer – we are very much looking forward to performing his composition ‘Flying in the Fire’ in March and hope to make him proud! Also huge thanks to our unflappable accompanist, Penny Davis – she braved the speed of our Christmas Oratorio with her usual professionalism!
And a huge thank you to YOU, our audience – we appreciate your constant support and couldn’t do what we do without you. We look forward to seeing you at many more concerts.
We hope you have a blessed holiday season and may 2016 bring you health, peace and beautiful music.