Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Saturday 6 June 2015, 7.30pm

Derby Day Musical Fun

Celebrate your winnings with an evening of racing-inspired songs from the 19th and 20th centuries including The Derby Gallop, The Ragtime Jockey, The Girl who plays the Races and more. All performed by the flamboyant Canadian actress-singer Patricia Hammond, supported by St Cecilia Chorus and Ian le Grice (piano).
Patricia Hammond

Banstead Community Hall, Park Rd, SM7 3AJ

Patricia Hammond Mezzo-soprano
Ian le Grice Piano
St Cecilia Chorus (Banstead Musical Society)
Jonathan Rennert Musical Director

£11 in advance, £12 on the door
Students £5/£6, under 18s free
from secretary@stceciliachorus.org.uk or 0208 669 3472

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Saturday 21 March, 7.30pm

Happy Birthday J.S Bach
Laurie Ashworth
We mark Bach's 330th birthday with a performance of two of his Cantatas in the wonderful acoustic of St Andrew's Church in CheamLaurie Ashworth (soprano) makes a very welcome return to sing the thrilling Cantata 51 with it's virtuouso trumpet part and the American Spirituals from Tippett's oratorio 'A Child of our Time' provide complete contrast.

Bach  Easter Cantata
Bach  Cantata 51 - Jauchzet, Gott in allen Landen
Pergolesi  Eja Mater, Fons amoris from Stabat Mater
Mozart  Coronation Mass
Tippett Spirituals

Laurie Ashworth Soprano
Patrick Craig Alto
Gareth Treseder Tenor
David Stout Bass
Ian le Grice Organ
Orchestra from the Royal London Music Colleges

St Andrew's Church, Cheam SM7 7HF
£16 adults, £7 students, under 18s free
in advance: £15 adults, £6 students
Tickets from 0208 669 3472 or email the secretary

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

New year, new choir!

If you're looking for a new challenge in the new year, come and join St Cecilia Chorus.
We always welcome new singers and this is a great opportunity to learn music by Bach, Mozart and Tippett and then perform with professional soloists and a professional orchestra in our March concert. Click on the links for more details:
How to join St Cecilia Chorus                   Our next concert on 21 March 2015

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Join us for Carols, festive readings and a glass of wine

13 December, 7.30pm
All Saint's Church, High St, Banstead, SM7 2NG

Banstead Community Junior School Recorder Group

£8 adults, £4 students, under 18s free
Tickets from 0208 669 3472 or email the secretary

Retiring collection in aid of the Neuro Rehab Service at Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Banstead

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Concert for St Cecilia's Day 22 November 2014

Come and listen to beautiful live music in Cheam this Saturday
St Cecilia's Day Concert
Purcell Hail, Bright Cecilia
Ian le Grice Song for St Cecilia's Day
CPE Bach Magnificat

In this first concert of the season, we mark the tercentenary of CPE Bach with a performance of his baroque masterpiece 'Magnificat'. Purcell's Ode and Ian le Grice's Song written three centuries apart in honour of St Cecilia, patron saint of music, complete this programme performed on St Cecilia's Day.

Ruth Gomme Soprano
Cathy Bell Contralto
Gareth Edmunds Tenor
Charles Pott Bass
Robert O'Connell Bass 
The Little Baroque Company
Ian le Grice Organ
Jonathan Rennert Music Director

On the door £16 adults, £7 students
Save £1 by buying your ticket in advance or save 9% on all three concerts this season (22.11.14, 21.3.15 & 6.6.15) with a St Cecilia Season Ticket for just £40.
Box office 0208 669 3472 or email the secretary

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Sponsored by The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust
and The Borough of Reigate and Banstead Arts Council

Monday, 18 August 2014

Join St Cecilia Chorus!

Do you love singing?
Are you looking for a local choir to develop your talents?

There are lots of good reasons to join St Cecilia Chorus; members who joined last year say they enjoy the friendly atmosphere of rehearsals and they relish the opportunity to perform in and around Banstead with top-class professional orchestras and soloists. The chance to go on European concert tours adds an extra dimension of fun.

We rehearse at Priory School in Banstead on Thursdays at 7.45-9.45pm. Do come and try us out - call our secretary Bery so that she can welcome you on your first evening! 0208 669 3472 or secretary@stceciliachorus.org.uk
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Monday, 23 June 2014

Summer holidays

Our last concert of this season 'As the Leaves Fall' on 21 June was a great success; watch the interview with our soloist on the right hand side of this page.
We're now having a break over the summer and rehearsals start again on Thursday 4 September. New members are always very welcome, so if you're thinking about joining a choir why not come and try us out in September!  Click here for more details.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

We're off on tour!

The Choir is in Bruges from 28 - 31 May. As well as moules-frites and sightseeing, we're really looking forward to performing English choral music in the Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral in Brussels and St Bavo Cathedral in Ghent.

Come and see us when we get back in our Summer Concert on 21 June when we mark the centenary of World War 1 in 'As the Leaves Fall'. Full details of this concert below. 

ps: see photos from our Bruges trip here

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Summer concert to mark the centenary of World War 1

As the Leaves Fall
21 June 2014 at 7.30pm
St Andrew's Church, Northey Ave, Cheam

Tickets £15  students £7  under 18 free

Jonathan Rennert - Conductor
Ian le Grice - Organ

Jennifer Clark - Soprano      Read about Jennifer here

The centrepiece of the concert will be a rare performance of Harold Darke's cantata 'As the Leaves Fall.' This 1917 setting of a poem by a serving officer in the RAMC is a deeply moving and eloquent testimony to the fallen, while the rest of the programme is made up of words and music which reflect the England they were fighting to preserve.

Sponsored by the Banstead and Reigate Arts Council & The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust