This page shows events etc put on by other organisations with whom we have a mutual publicity arrangement, and events with which our members are involved.
Saturday 21 October – Dorking Camerata
Saturday 28 October – Come and Sing Haydn’s Nelson Mass
Rehearsal at St Martin’s Church, Dorking starts at 10am, concert at 5.30pm. Tickets are £10 including tea/coffee, or £5 for the concert only – please contact the church office on 01306 884229, or email email@example.com.
Conductor is Martin Hall, Director of Music.
Saturday 18 November – Epsom Choral Society
St Martin’s Parish Church, Epsom KT17 4PX at 7.30pm.
Epsom Choral Society and four professional soloists are to be accompanied by Marion Lea pianist, Charles Andrews organist and a percussion orchestra in this concert of choral music: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. To see a flyer and advance booking form, please click here.
Tickets for adults are £15.00, for students and those under 18 years of age £7.50. These are available in advance from the Box Office, telephone 01372 727078, the choir website www.epsomchoral.org.uk , by post using the ticket order form on the back of the flyer (click the link above) or at the venue door on the night. The price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink at the interval.
A Festival of Choral Favourites, Sunday 5 November – Sunday 19 November
Sunday, November 5th to Sunday, November 19th at 6.30 pm in SS Peter and Paul, Nutfield RH1 4JA. A great many of the world’s favourite choral works were composed to be used within church services. Nutfield Parish Church is presenting a short Festival of three favourite works performed within the sacred context for which they were designed, each occasion lasting for just inside an hour. To see a flyer, please click here.
Fauré’s Requiem is the first, on Sunday, November 5th, presented as a meditation. It will be sung straight through, and framed with hymns, prayers and a reading.
On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, the work chosen is “As the leaves fall”, a fifteen-minute work by Harold Darke, composed in 1917 to a poem by the soldier-poet Joseph Courtney, and commemorating those had had fallen in the First World War. It requires a soprano soloist (Ellie Preston) as well
as the chorus and organ.
On Sunday 19th November, the final work is Parry’s “Blest Pair of Sirens”, the text being Milton’s Ode “At a Solemn Musick”. This runs for 11 minutes, and is for eight-part choir. Both “As the leaves fall” and “Blest Pair” will be sung within the context of Choral Evensong.
The Evening Choir of SS Peter and Paul is comprised of former members of Cathedral and College Choirs, and is accompanied by two of the country’s finest organists, Jonathan Rennert (of St Michael’s, Cornhill) and Tom Corfield (until recently, Assistant Organist at Derby Cathedral, but now pursuing a free-lance career). This event will bring cathedral-quality music to Nutfield!
All are most welcome at these events. There is parking on Church Hill, and in the Car Park opposite the church (but bring a torch if you park there).
There is, of course, no charge for admission, but donations towards the cost
of these events will be welcome.
Jazz Café with The Greensand Band – postponed!
Date tba, hopefully early in the New Year. Dorking’s popular Greensand Band swing the night away in a special memorial gig for founder member and one-time BCS tenor David Ord, at Betchworth Village War Memorial Hall, Station Road, Betchworth RH3 7DF.
Sing with Guildford Cathedral Singers
Click here to see details of how to join the Guildford Cathedral Singers.