Downland Chorale
Downland Chorale

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Email:

downlandchorale@hotmail.co.uk

07729 618226

 

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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!

News

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

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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!

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.

 

 

 

SPRING CONCERT

Last night, in spite of the most dreadful wintry weather possible, we held our Spring Concert, entitled Celebrating Mozart.  We sang his beloved Requiem, together with his Missa Brevis et Solemnis in C (the Sparrow Mass) and the motet Veni, Sancte Spiritus, which Mozart composed when he was only twelve.  Incredible, but he had composed his first symphony at the age of eight.  It was a most enjoyable event, and the choir sang with great fervour under our new Music Director, supported superbly by our soloists who are all becoming very well known in the music world.  Our Music Director had also assembled an orchestra of young professional players who were utterly indispensable to the performance.  It was a wonderful evening.

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

SPRING WORKSHOP – 2018.

 

Shakespeare in Blue

 

We had a really fun day yesterday at our Spring Workshop, when we presented a programme of George Shearing's Shakespeare Songs.  They were certainly unknown to most of the choir members present and possibly to most of our guest singers as well but by the end of the day we realised that Tom had made a good choice and had introduced us to something quite different from what we usually sing.  Tom himself was in good form, and our accompanist Duncan certainly enjoyed playing the jazzy rhythms.  As usual we presented the result of our day's labours to a small audience of loyal supporters at 5 pm, who all seemed to enjoy our performance.

 

We Have a new Musical Director Thomas Chapman.

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