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Canon's Hill, Old Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 1HA
We rehearse every Monday evening from 8 - 10pm
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THE SUMMER CONCERT.
What's playing at the Roxy?
Everyone had great fun learning what was playing at the Roxy at our
Summer concert. We were delighted to welcome such a large audience who
seemed to hugely enjoy hearing once again the well-loved hit tunes from
Guys and Dolls and South Pacific. Add to this the three piano solos by
Thomas 'Fats' Waller played by our brilliant accompanist and a medley of
jazzy showstoppers plus folk favourites from the UK and America and you
have all the ingredients for a light-hearted summer evening's
entertainment. A big thank you to our highly esteemed Music Director
for choosing such a great programme.
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
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.
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.
We Have a new Musical Director Thomas Chapman.