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Beethoven - Mass in C

Mendelssohn - Lauda Sion

Saturday 16th March 2019


Church of St John the Baptist, Cirencester


What people say.....

A review of the Dvorák Requiem November 2018:

Yesterday evening I had one of the most thrilling and uplifting musical experiences that I can remember, hearing the Stroud Choral Society perform Dvorak's Requiem in the beautiful setting of Tewkesbury Abbey......The sheer quality of the performance of this seldom heard masterpiece was outstanding by any standard, and from start to finish I found the music utterly compelling and absorbing. It really deserves to be performed more often.
Sincere and heartfelt thanks to Stroud Choral Society, the inspirational Huw Williams, the four wonderful soloists and the superb musicians of The Bristol Ensemble for a truly magnificent and memorable concert !

William Morris

From an audience member at our Christmas concert, December 2018:

What a wonderful concert!  It was so cold that I was tempted to curl up by the fire, but SO glad I didn't. I am no music expert but it seemed to me that the voices just blended into one whole and it was easy to hear the words ( which I find is often a problem in church choirs).

    Such a lovely balanced programme too with the sacred and  secular songs and the readings were funny and just the right length. Loved watching your conductor and so enjoyed the accompanist. In short,  I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

"Really good value for a fantastic programme and lovely performance"

"What a wonderful choir! from the moment the music starts you are swept up in the magic of the sound.

(Taken from audience surveys June 2017)

Very enjoyable. Very uplifting, so necessary in this troubled world.."

( Taken from audience survey Tewkesbury Abbey November 2017)


"An excellent concert, fine singing from the choir. A superb Evangelist, beautifully supported by the continuo group"

" the whole performance was wonderful"

"I enjoyed every minute."

( Taken from an audience survey Cirencester Church March 2018

Stroud Choral Society

Stroud Choral Society was founded in 1834 and therefore is one of the oldest choral societies in Britain. However, we are always moving with the times and in recent years have formed a childrens choir - The Minpins - and a youth choir. Both groups sing with us occasionally and also have their own concert programme.

Typically we perform four major concerts throughout the year, singing in venues such as Bath Abbey and  Tewkesbury Abbey.

Our repertoire in recent years has included  Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton, The German Requiem by Brahms, The Chichester Psalms by Leonard Berstein and Rutter's Requiem.

Want to know more or possibly sing with us? Please visit the Contact Details page.


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2018/2019 Programme

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    Spring Concert - Beethoven Mass in C . Cirencester Parish Curch.

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    Summer Concert

The Next Generation

Stroud Choral Society are proud to have under their umbrella a youth choir, and a childrern's choir called The Minpins. Both are going from strenghth to strength, performing with the main choir occaisionally, and also independently. Have a look at their own page on this website or find them on Facebook.

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