NEXT OXSHOTT REHEARSAL . . . . .
. . . Monday April 6th - Ensemblers 7.30pm # The Rest 8pm
|Our next concert in Oxshott .....|
. . . was our Christmas concert on Saturday December 13th 2014.
The programme included Part One of Handel's Messiah, and seasonal carols.
Our nominated charity was The Counselling Partnership,
a local low-cost professional counselling service,for which we raised £1443.
Click here to see the Concert flyer.
|The 2014 Kids for Kids Christmas Concert.....
. . . . Oxshott Choral Society was again invited to sing in this charity concert, on Thursday
4th December 2014, at All Saints', Fulham SW6 3LA. In 2013,
the evening raised over £12,000. To find out more about the charity's work in Darfur,
go to the Kids for Kids website.
|The 2014 Leith Hill Musical Festival.....|
. . . took place on April 10th - 12th, with Oxshott's division competing on Thursday 10th. The works in the Main
Chorus category were one of Mozart's missae breves (had to look that up!) K275 in B-flat, and Requiem for an Angel by Paul Carr.
Click here to find out how we got on.
|The 2015 Leith Hill Musical Festival.....|
. . . begins with a performance of Handel's Messiah, on Sunday March 8th, followed by the Youth Choir Day on Saturday March 14th.
The main Festival takes place on April 9th - 11th, with Oxshott's division competing on Friday 10th. The Main
Chorus works are 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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