Downland Chorale
Downland Chorale

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Our usual rehearsal venue is:

St. John the Evangelist
Canon's Hill, Old Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 1HA

Our next session

We rehearse every Monday evening from 8 - 10pm

(during term time)

Come along and try a session!

Hiring scores 

 

We have a stock of scores available to hire 20p per copy per month. Please email with your requirements.

News

This is where you can find the latest news about us and our activities.

Join us!

We're always happy to have new members. If you're interested in adding a musical flavour to you leisure time, get in touch with us!

SPRING CONCERT - 2019

Accompanied as we were by a professional string ensemble and our superb
soprano and baritone soloists, who are becoming very well known in the
world of classical music, our Spring concert afforded the audience a
hugely enjoyable evening. In the first half we performed music from
Mendelssohn's Elijah, together with his Verleih uns Frieden and Hear my
Prayer.  We also sang two great choral works of the classical era,
Haydn's Te Deum and Mozart's greatly loved Ave Verum, one of the most
beautiful and best loved pieces of classical choral music.  Mendelssohn
himself was very much inspired by the music of the classical composers
as was Goodall, whose Eternal Light: A Requiem we performed in the
second half.

 

SPRING WORKSHOP - 2019

 

Downland Chorale hosted their annual workshop in February which was attended by in excess of 55 singers.   We were once again delighted to welcome members of local choirs to join us at a new venue this year.   Sanderstead Methodist Church provided a lovely environment to learn Brahms Requiem enthusiastically lead by Tom and Duncan.   We all had a very enjoyable day.

 

WINTER CONCERT – 2018

 

Saturday, 15th December was the day when we celebrated and rejoiced for the Christmas season to music by Bach and Handel. In spite of the awful weather and a different venue from usual we had quite a good sized audience many of whom said that they had greatly enjoyed the concert. Some of the Bach was quite difficult to sing especially the opening Jauchzet! Frohlocket! But the choir sang very successfully. It seems it is in fact a very popular piece, but it was quite new to most of the choir. We greatly enjoyed singing the selections from Handel's Messiah, which were very well received. As usual we sang Christmas music in the second half of the programme, including some congregational carols in which the audience were invited to join.

 

Saturday 1st December at Burrell Mead Residential Home

Some members of Downland Chorale got  December started, singing to the residents of Burrell Mead Residential Home in West Wickham. 

The residents sang along with the well known Carols. And enjoyed listening to some festive poems.

We also sang some requests not all of them Chrismassy but obviously old favourites.

SUMMER CONCERT 2018

 

The concert was a very enjoyable this year.  The choir really enjoyed singing Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass; Shakespeare’s Songs and sonnets put to music by George Shearing and Vaughan William’s charming Five English Folk songs. Our talented pianist Duncan White as well as accompanying us entertained all with three piano pieces by Gershwin we were also supported by Daniel Tate Bass guitarist.  All Thanks to our wonderful Musical Director Thomas Chapman.

On  16th June some Downland singers spent a very pleasant afternoon singing for the residents of a local residential home. 

 

They sang along,  knowing nearly all the words of our songs from the 20s and 30s. 

 

Afterwards we all had tea together.

 

Enjoying our rehearsal for our concert on the 17th March.

We Have a new Musical Director Thomas Chapman.

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