Our Next Event
Come and sing "Elijah" - a Choral Singing Workshop
13th July 10am-3.30pm
Maidenhill School Hall, Kings Road, Stonehouse GL10 2HA
£20 - to include a welcome glass of fizz or soft drink and free music hire if required.
This event is open to non choir members and offers a great oportunity to have a good day singing! It is led by Huw Williams, SCS's musical Director.
They say singing is a health benefit, so come along and join us and keep fit!
To obtain a booking form or find out more, please use the contact us email form at the bottom of the Contact details page of this website.
Welcome to our new president
We are very fortunate to be able to announce we have a new president of the society.
Alan Fairs, a professional Bass soloist, has been a friend to Stroud Choral for several years, performng with us on many occaisions, including our most recent concert of Mid Summer music in June, giving a very amusing rendition of a Gibert and Sullivan number! He has also come along on choir tours and is doing so again with the upcoming tour of France in July. So it seems he has been a member of the SCS family for a while already.
For a full biography of Alan's career please see under the heading 'People' on this website.
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,
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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The Next Generation
Like to sing?...Come and see what it's like to be in a choir. We have a Taster Session coming up with our children's choir, age 8+ and our youth choir age12+
Tuesday June 25th at St. George's Church, Nailsworth. 5.45-7pm