2022 the year continues

SUMMER CONCERT

Please use this link to buy tickets : https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BQFR

We are hoping to sell all tickets in advance – the beautiful Barn has limited capacity so please don’t wait till the day of the concert! Buy now to avoid disappointment.

Our concert on Sunday March 27th, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the choir, was a great success. The programme was challenging, including three pieces specially composed for this occasion by Michael Finnissy, Rob Lane and Guy Richardson. We really enjoyed learning these new works and hope to sing them again in the future. An enthusiastic audience showed their appreciation for these and for the Bach motet and Parry’s Songs of Farewell. Celebratory cake and fizz went down well in the interval.

After Easter the choir will start rehearsals for a concert on July 3rd. We return to the lovely barn at the Court Garden Vineyard in Ditchling. “Pastime with Good Company” will be conducted by Elizabeth Woodhouse and will include settings of madrigals and folk songs with other surprises as well as a wind band. Do put the date in your diaries. Details of timings and tickets will follow.

We’re back!

After a long enforced rest because of the Covid pandemic, as passionate musicians we are really overjoyed to be able to come together to sing again! We are looking forward to some wonderful music making and hoping that our audiences will be excited to hear beautiful singing performed live again!

Our first concert took place on Sunday 12th December at St Nicholas’s Church in Brighton. A large audience really enjoyed a gorgeous programme of acapella music for Christmas. Poulenc’s Four Christmas Motets were featured, together with pieces by Mendelssohn, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Pearsall, Joubert, Arnesen, Willcocks and Rachmaninov.

We are now planning and rehearsing for further events during 2022, which we are delighted to announce is our 25th Anniversary year.

A very special concert is scheduled for March 27th at St Paul’s church in West Street. Three composers who have all been closely associated with the choir have composed pieces specially for this anniversary event: Michael Finnissy, Rob Lane and Guy Richardson. The programme also includes Bach’s Komm Jesu Komm and Parry’s Songs of Farewell.