NEXT OXSHOTT REHEARSAL . . . . .
. . . Wednesday April 27th - 8pm #
|Our next concert in Oxshott .....|
. . . was our Christmas concert, on Saturday December 12th, at St. Andrew's Church,
The programme included Mozart's Solemn Vespers, and seasonal carols.
Our nominated charity was The Marfan Trust, a charity
that promotes awareness of Marfan Syndrome and raises money for research into the causes and into effective treatments
for the various symptoms, and we raised £1002 to help their work.
|The 2015 Leith Hill Musical Festival.....|
. . . began with a performance of Handel's Messiah, on Sunday March 8th, followed by the Youth Choir Day on Saturday March 14th.
The main Festival took place on April 9th - 11th, with Oxshott's division competing on Friday 10th. The Main
Chorus works were Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise, and Dances of Time, a piece by Bob Chilcott commissioned by the Leith Hill Musical
Festival to celebrate Brian Kay's 20 years as Festival conductor.
Click here to see the full programme.
|The 2016 Leith Hill Musical Festival.....|
. . . will be Brian Kay's last as conductor. The celebrated Mr. Kay will no longer educate and enthuse us from Vaughan Williams' own
conducting desk, nor lead us through the Bach Passions with his erudition and wit. Nor ridicule the tenors at combined rehearsals.
|The 2014 Tour to Tuscany.....|
. . . was over in a flash. No-one arrested though. A touring party from the choir travelled to Montecatini Terme in Tuscany,
and gave two free concerts, one in the church of Santa Maria dei Ricci in the heart of Florence,
or Firenze as the locals insist on calling it for some inexplicable reason, and one in the Chiesa di Sant’Agostino
in San Gimignano. The programme, which was the same for each concert, consisted of Faure’s Requiem and smaller works
including Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and Elgar’s Ave Maria, and Handel favourites Zaphod the Priest
and the Hallelujah chorus.
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