Summer Concert 2022
Our next concert on 18th June celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and our return to live performance. Tickets available online
The programme includes:
Handel’s Zadok the Priest
Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine.
Parry’s I Was Glad
Vaughan Williams’ O Taste and See
Ian Hockley, organist
Chris McDade, conductor
Phoebe Curcher, Soprano Soloist
Tom Asher, Baritone Soloist
7:00pm Saturday 18th June 2022, at Falklands Chapel, Pangbourne College
This concert features wonderful lyrical works by Gabriel Fauré together with three coronation anthems.
Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. It is the best-known of his large works. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. The Cantique dates from 1865 when Faure was twenty years old and earned him a premier prix in composition at the École Niedermeyer in Paris.
We have soprano and baritone soloists – Phoebe is in her final year at Pangbourne College and going on to study voice. Tom is an alumnus of ENO’s Opera Works, a graduate of the University of Durham and the Royal Northern College of Music. He performs regularly as a soloist throughout the UK and internationally. Performances include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Bury St. Edmunds Cathedral; Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria in Blackburn Cathedral.
It is our first concert led by our new music director Chris McDade – who has seen us through the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It promises to be an uplifting event.
Tickets £10 (18 & under £5) are available from Choral Society members, at Garlands Organic and Natural in Pangbourne, on the night on the door, and online by clicking this button:
All plans are dependant upon government guidelines due to Covid-19. Please check our website regularly to see status.
2022 Christmas concert
Annual concert of seasonal readings and carols, in aid of the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Date TBA December 2022, Falklands Chapel, Pangbourne College