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Music for Midsummer

 

Saturday 15th June 2019

Minchinhampton Parish Church

Conductor: Huw Williams

Soloist: Rachael Cox

Accompanist: Simon Bell

A selection of music to enjoy, featuring our own Youth Choir and Saxophonist, Lydia Kenny, winner of 2018 Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year.

What people say.....

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.

From an audience member at our March concert - Beethoven Mass in C

Listening to yesterday evening's Stroud Choral Society concert in Cirencester Parish Church, featuring Mendelssohn's radiantly uplifting 'Lauda Sion' and Beethoven's Mass in C, I was spellbound and deeply moved by the sheer beauty of the music and the quality of the performances. It was very wonderful indeed to hear this great music unfolding and filling the vast interior of the building.

Although I was already familiar with Beethoven's Mass in C, hearing Mendelssohn's beautiful setting of 'Lauda Sion' was a wonderful revelation. The music is quite different from the composer's better known Protestant church music. What a pity it is only rarely performed !

Stroud Choral Society concerts just seem to get better and better. Last night the singers were in top form, the excellent soloists gave very fine performances - their voices blending perfectly together in the quartet sections, and the playing of the Regency Sinfonia Orchestra was superb. Many, many thanks to conductor Huw Williams, and to all the singers and players who took part in this most moving and enjoyable concert.

Thank you again,

William Morris

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

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019

    Summer Concert

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019

    Singing workshop

    10:00 am
  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Verdi Requiem

The Next Generation

Stroud Choral Society are proud to have under their umbrella a youth choir, and a children'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.

Like singing? Fancy a go? Find out about joining  by using the following link:

minpins@stroudchoral.org