Free Church Choirs
Festival of Church Music
Saturday 14 October 2017
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Saturday 18 November 2017 – Yateley Choral Society
Yateley Choral Society’s next concert will be on Saturday November 18, 7.45pm, at St Swithun’s Church, Yateley. It should be a lovely concert where as well as our brilliant choir you will benefit from the talents of a young orchestra at the beginning of their professional careers, made up of students from the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music.
The main work is Puccini’s Messa di Gloria which has become one of the most loved pieces in the repertoire. If you are not familiar with this piece here is a link to a version on youtube. I am sure that you will recognise at least part of it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8khYsZfFI4k.
We will also be performing Haydn’s tempestuous motet Insanae et Vanae Curae and his resplendent and celebrated Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese, written for the majestic court of Vienna.
The orchestra will complete the programme by playing Wagner’s delightful orchestral symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, originally performed as a birthday present for the composer’s wife, Cosima.
Tickets: £15, students £5, and under 16s free; available on the door or from 01276 682749
The Surrey County Council has commenced a consultation over the future of the Surrey Performing Arts Library with a view to making savings of £180,000. In launching the consultation, the Surrey County Council has given residents just two weeks to respond with their views.
The Library, which is currently based near Dorking at Denbies Wine Estate, houses a truly unique collection of music, theatre, orchestral and dance materials available for public loan. It also holds a specialist Vaughan Williams collection, a permanent display which covers the life and works of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and which commemorates his strong links with the area where he lived and where he composed some of his most important pieces.
The Surrey Performing Arts Library is a great asset to our County and that its impact is immense: it not only benefits the many groups that use play scripts and musical scores to perform plays and orchestral works, but also benefits the audiences who enjoy the performances. Overall, It is an important part of Surrey’s musical and artistic heritage and, if we were to lose such a specialist service alongside the many dedicated and knowledgeable staff, it would be an act of great folly.
If you value the Surrey Performing Arts Library please sign the petition and respond to the County Council’s consultation now, and then pass on the links to friends and neighbours and ask them to do the same. Alternatively, you might like to contact your SCC councillors and voice your opposition to any changes.
The link to the petition is here: https://signme.org.uk/1392
The consultation can be found here – the deadline to respond is Sunday 17th September:
Sept 11, 2017
The BBC Singers have announced the appointment of Sofi Jeannin as their new Chief Conductor, taking up her position in July 2018.
Sofi Jeannin was Music Director at the Surrey Heath Choral Society before returning to Paris in 2008 to become the Music Director of La Maîtrise de Radio France.
Click here to see the announcement from the BBC
The 9th season of lunchtime Organ Recitals in High Cross begins in June.
There are recitals on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of June, July and August at 12:45 until 13:30
See the High Cross website for details
Jun 8 Peter Beaven, RMC Sandhurst
Jun 22 Richard Bittlestone, High Cross
Jul 13 David Markby, High Cross
Jul 27 John Wood, High Cross
Aug 10 Stuart McSweeney, Salesian College
Aug 24 Craig Nathan, Aylesbury Grammar Schools
SHS Spring Talk
Ralph Vaughan Williams – by Pamela White
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 7.00pm for 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church, Park Road, Camberley
Parkside & Parkview rooms (upstairs)
Light refreshments to follow
Cost: £10.00 cheques please
Family & friends welcome
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With huge thanks.
Members of Surrey Heath Singers with Siemens choir Zero Harmony provided a backing group for the Tenors Unlimited show, From Venice to Vegas at the Camberley Theatre in September 2016.