Winter Season Concert

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Karl Jenkins: A Celebration of Christmas
Goff Richards: A Merry Little Christmas

Saturday 3rd December 2022, 7:30pm, St Nicolas Church, Newbury

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Our 2022 - 2023 Season of Concerts

All the concerts in 2020 had to be cancelled along with the spring and summer terms of 2021.

Rehearsals resumed in September 2021 and we were able to perform Handel Messiah on the 4th December 2021. With a socially distanced audience of around 200 and choir, soloists and orchestra regularly doing lateral flow tests  the concert was a huge success. A couple of comments from audience members were "Despite the choir numbers being down the choir sparkled" and "The standard was so high. The soloists were amazing and the choir was so in tune". It was a fantastic evening.

In March 2022 we returned to St Nicolas Church, Newbury and performed 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 performed Mozartʼs Symphony No.36 (Linz). The concert was a great success and very well received by the audience. To view John Lawler's Newbury Weekly News review click here

On the 2nd July 2022 will took a step back in time as we explored some of the wonders of  renaissance music with a programme titled Vive la Renaissance!. Cathal selected 25 pieces arranged in order of the liturgical year, the Catholic and Protestant Traditions. These pieces were a joy to sing and perfectly suited to the acoustic of Douai Abbey. Cathal gave short  introductory  talks between each section and this we very well received by the audience. The brilliant Steve Bowey played two instrumental pieces on the organ and we were joined by two young violinists from Berkshire Maestros for the Monteverdi: Beatus vir  which made for a stunning finale.

On the 3rd December we are planning on performing  pieces by Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Karl Jenkins: A Celebration of Christmas and Goff Richards: A Merry Little Christmas.

On the 18th March 2023 we return to St Nicolas Church, Newbury to perform Leonard Bernstein's Chichester PsalmsPoulenc's Gloria and Eben's Prague Te Deum.

Finally our Summer Concert will welcome our friends from Trondheim in Norway to perform a joint concert at a venue and date to be announced.

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Concert Diary

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Saturday 3rd December 2022, 7:30pm, St Nicolas Church

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Karl Jenkins: A Celebration of Christmas
Goff Richards: A Merry Little Christmas

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Saturday 18th March 2023, 7:30pm, St Nicolas Church

Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Poulenc: Gloria
Eben: Prague Te Deum

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NCS Summer Season 2023

Programme to be advised

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Concert Tickets

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Under 16 - £5

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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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