Epsom Chamber Choir – Mass in Blue

Conductor: Jack Apperley

Piano: Stephen Ridge

Jazz Trio: From the Royal Academy of Music

Tickets: £17 in advance, £19 on the day, Under 18s Free

A CONCERT TO TAKE YOU TO THE HEAVENS

If you would like to leave a concert with your feet tapping and your head in the heavens, come along to Epsom Chamber Choir’s summer concert at St Martin’s Church, Epsom on 29th June.

 

The central work is Will Todd’s Mass in Blue for which the choir will be joined by a Jazz trio from the Royal Academy of Music as well as an invited soprano soloist. This work, a setting in a Jazz idiom of the Catholic Mass, was composed in 2003 and has fast become a modern choral classic, popular with choirs and their audiences in the UK and abroad.

Music by other contemporary composers also features in the programme, namely Stargazer by Alec Roth, Jonathan Dove’s Passing of the Year (another modern classic) and Ērik Ešenvald’s ethereal and currently topical Northern Lights, where you can expect to hear not only the voices of the choir but also tuned glasses and chimes.

Ticket Link: www.ticketsource.co.uk/epsom-chamber-choir or Telephone: 020 8672 5495 or Text: 07940 486163

Abinger Mediaeval Fair

The spectacular Abinger Medieval Fair will take place on Saturday 8th June 2024 from 2pm to 5pm at Abinger Common, RH5 6HZ.

This quintessentially English, wonderful village fair, is where villagers and visitors dress up in Medieval costume. Together they raise funds for local amenities and charities. This year we have ‘Hawk on the Wild Side’, Punch and Judy plus music in St. James church and all the usual medieval themed stalls and entertainment.

Parking and entrance to the fair for just £5 for everyone in the car. And that all goes to charity.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to the fair for fun and merriment and to celebrate the 2024 Abinger Medieval Fair. See Abingerfair.com for more information.

Ashtead Choral Society – From Rameau to Rutter via Rossini

Featuring Rutter’s Requiem & European Harmonies by Rameau, Rossini, Gorecki and Faure

  • Conducted by Andrew Storey
  • Soprano – Helen Pritchard
  • Organist – John Carnelley

Our Spring concert features the Requiem by contemporary British composer and conductor, John Rutter. Rutter is a composer of instantly memorable tunes, and nowhere is this more evident than his glorious Requiem. Composed in 1985, the work is characterised by its simplicity, brevity and rich choral writing. This seven-movement Requiem is traditional in its inspiration, using texts from the Requiem Mass and the Book of Common Prayer. The gloriously pure Pie Jesu is a real highlight – as is the Requiem Aeternam, which opens the work. Performed regularly all over the world, Rutter’s Requiem is one of the most popular compositions of the last thirty years.

As a nod to Ashtead Choral Society’s tour of Umbria in Italy in May, our Spring concert also features a selection of European harmonies from composers Jean-Philippe Rameau, Gioachino Rossini, Henryk Gorecki and Gabriel Fauré.

Epsom Chamber Choir – Passion Week

The centre piece of Epsom Chamber Choir’s March concert will be Steinberg’s Passion Week, a work that comprises a cycle of richly-harmonised a cappella choruses with texts taken from the Orthodox Church.

Also included in the programme are Tchaikovsky’s The Crown of Roses, Rutter’s A Ukrainian Prayer and spirituals from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.

Tickets are £15 in advance £17 on the day Under 18’s FREE

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