Monday, 3 December 2018

We wish you a merry Christmas!

The weather outside on Saturday night was dreadful but indoors the singing by both choirs was lovely and we were warmed by wine and mince pies!

The audience enjoyed a festive mix of carols, readings from Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the slow movement of Bach's double violin concerto and Christmas music including Adam Lay Ybounden (Warlock) and Sussex Carol.

And Quem pastores laudavere and the Australian carol The Silver Stars were performed by St Anne's School choir with St Cecilia Chorus. A lovely way to wish you all a very happy Christmas!

Our first event of 2019 is a Come and Sing Workshop on Saturday 26 January - book a place now!




Saturday, 24 November 2018

Joyful Spanish music


Covering four centuries, we performed sacred music and carols from Spain and the Basque region via Portugal to Mexico.

16th century sacred gems by Victoria (Missa Ave Regina, Salve Regina à 8, O magnum mysterium and Sancta Maria succure miseris)
Nigra sum and Salve Montserratina by 20th century Spanish composer Pablo Casals
Basque composer Vincente Goicoechea's Ave Maria
Guerrero's Canite tuba in Sion 
Carols from Mexico (El Rorro), Portugal (Sa qui turo zente pleta) and the Basque region (Sing Lullaby) 

All accompanied by Pipework Brass Ensemble and Ian le Grice (organ), it was a fine evening of music from Spain and the New World.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Join your local choir!

We've started up again after the summer so its a great time to join St Cecilia Chorus. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7.45-9.45pm at Banstead Junior School.

Our next concert is on Saturday 1 December and we're rehearsing music from Spain and the New World by Victoria, Guerrero and Casals along with Basque and Mexican songs.

Read about all our forthcoming concerts.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Goddesses and Devils

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Saturday 9 June, 7.30pm
Banstead Community Hall, Park Rd, Banstead, SM7 3AJ

Music for the supernatural world - fairies, angels, goddesses, devils and a few snakes...

James Dixon - Conductor
Ian le Grice - Piano




Friday, 2 February 2018

Fantaisie Francaise


Saturday 24 March, 7.30pm
Christ Church, Christchurch Park, Sutton, SM2 5TN

Fauré - Requiem
Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine 
Fauré - Messe Basse
Duruflé - Quatre Motets
Franck -  Panis Angelicus
Franck - Litanies de la Sainte Vièrge 

Claire Boulter Soprano, Geoff Williams Baritone, Ian le Grice Organ, London Music Collective, James Dixon Conductor