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Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7:30pm
St Nicolas Church, Newbury

 

 



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Haydn:The Seasons

We are a large, non-auditioned choir that has performed a wide and varied repertoire from Mozart to Tavener for over 130 years.  We aspire to a high musical standard and aim to thrill our concert audiences.  Joined by professional musicians such as the region's leading orchestra Southern Sinfonia and London Ulysses Orchestra, we perform three concerts a year in the Newbury area.  Our regular venues are St Nicolas Church, Newbury and the beautiful Abbey Church at Douai Abbey, Woolhampton. We hope you enjoy browsing our website and look forward to welcoming you at our rehearsals or at our next concert.


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Cathal Garvey Musical Director

Cathal Garvey, Musical Director


Our 2018 - 2019 season of concerts

Our season leapt into life with a spirited performance of Handelʼs Samson, performed in St Nicolas Church with the assistance of five soloists and the London Ulysses Orchestra. Samson is one of Handelʼs most enduringly popular works, full of dramatic choruses, rich characters and special Handelian effects, and it proved most enjoyable to sing. To view Fiona Bennett's review in the Newbury Weekly News click here.

For the spring term, we are taking a step forward in time to the classical period with Haydnʼs The Seasons. This work, probably at least the equal of his better-known Creation, is a major undertaking, presenting different but equally interesting challenges. As befits the depiction of nature, it is full of light and shade, joy and foreboding, tranquillity and turbulence as humans and nature interact. The work is divided, as one might expect, into four sections, each dealing with the activities and occupations of a particular season.

Our summer concert sees us return to Douai Abbey with a programme of devotional music yet to be finalised. We are hoping to include in this concert some of the music we intend to sing in October, when the choir looks forward to a joint venture with choirs in Trondheim, Norway


St Nicolas Church, Newbury NCS Spring Season

Haydn: The Seasons

Saturday 23rd March 2019 7:30pm
St Nicolas Church, Newbury

Conductor: Cathal Garvey
Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra

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Concert Feedback

Every eye was on Cathal and the phrase 'controlled excitement' sprang to mind...
Fiona Bennett, Newbury Weekly News. Full review, click here

A fine orchestra, four extremely good soloists and two choirs prepared to within an inch of their lives...
Fiona Bennett, Newbury Weekly News. Full review, click here

they have a pleasing balance of voices, and abundance of vocal colour and good diction...
Lin Wilkinson, Newbury Weekly News. Full review, click here

The choir were fully-engaged in the blues idiom here, voices raised effectively for a powerful climax...
Derek Ansell, Newbury Weekly News. Full review, click here

Choir the pride of Newbury....
Julia Rowntree, Newbury Weekly News. Full review, click here

Congratulations to all who took part in this wonderful concert, it was a pleasure to be in the audience....
Fiona Bennett, Newbury Weekly News. Full review, click here

Newbury Choral Society’s menu offers a lot to digest....
Charles Medlam, Newbury Weekly News. Full review, click here

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