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Summer Concert

Handel: Messiah

Saturday 5th December 2020, 7:30pm, St Nicolas Church, Newbury 

We are hoping to be able to stage this concert subject to government Covid-19 advice.

Handel Portrait

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Our 2019 - 2020 Season of Concerts

Our new season began with an appropriate tribute to the time of year, with Joseph Rheinbergerʼs Star of Bethlehem providing the major choral offering. This lush, tuneful Romantic piece was both enjoyable to sing and sufficiently challenging to bring out the best in the singers. The London Ulysses Orchestra accompanied the choir, and also performed Coleridge-Taylorʼs Christmas Overture. Seasonal pieces by Finzi (In Terra Pax) and Vaughan Williams (Fantasia on Christmas Carols) contributed to the festive nature of the programme, which was well received by an appreciative audience. To view Julia Rowntree's review in the Newbury Weekly News.

Our next concert was to feature giants of the Classical period, but had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and rescheduled to 2021. The choir will be singing two works by Joseph Haydn: the Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese, written in 1800, and the Heiligmesse, one of his last six masses, written after his triumphant return from London, where he had acquired fortune and further fame. The London Ulysses Orchestra will perform Mozartʼs Symphony No.36 (Linz).

The summer term also had to be cancelled. It would have seen us take a step back in time as we explored some of the wonders of earlier music in Vive la Renaissance!  where the acoustic of Douai Abbey lends splendour to a variety of these sacred pieces. These works will highlight the achievements of many of the leading composers of the period and the concert has been reshceduled to 2021.

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Concert Diary

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Saturday 5th December 2020, 7:30pm, St Nicolas Church

Handel: Messiah

02.

Saturday 13th March 2021, 7:30pm, St Nicolas Church

Haydn: Heiligmesse
Haydn: Te Deum
Mozart: Symphony No.36 (Linz)

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Saturday 3rd July 2021, 7:30pm, Douai Abbey

Vive la Renaissance!
A selection of sacred music from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries,
featuring music by Palestrina, Victoria, Tallis, Byrd, and others.

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Concert Tickets

Adult - £15
Under 16 - £5

To try and make buying concert tickets as flexible as possible, we have three ways to purchase tickets. Around two months before the concert, tickets are available online via the Eventbrite platform, at the Newbury Corn Exchange Boxoffice and via choir members.

Our preferred method of sales is via a choir member, as there are no purchase fees involved and the full ticket price goes to the choir. We offer two types of tickets, 'Adult' and 'Under 16', which also extends to young people in full-time education. We ask disabled and wheelchair users to buy a full-price ticket, however their partner or carer goes free.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we are not offering tickets until we are sure the concert can be staged. 

Online (Eventbrite)

Eventbrite provides a simple and secure method to buy tickets which are sent to you by email. 

Simply print and bring them on the night.

Corn Exchange

The Newbury Corn Exchange Box Office provide a simple, secure and friendly service.
Call 0845 5218 218

Collect the tickets from the box office or collect them on the door.

Choir Members

All members of the choir can sell tickets. Please ask and they can arrange them for you and will deliver them in person.

The preferred method of payment is cash. If you have any questions please email us.

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Concert Venues

We split our year into three seasons, spring, summer and winter, where we rehearse the programme and perform it at an end-of season concert. We mainly have two concert venues, St Nicolas Church, Newbury and Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, the latter used for the summer season.

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