The inspired, commanding singing that followed created the perfect ending and underscored what must surely go down as Henley Choral Society’s finest hour.
Trevor Howell, Henley Standard (Bach St John Passion)
Sat19Jan20199.30am - 1pmChrist Church Centre, Henley-on-Thames. RG9 1AG
Sat23Mar20197:30 pmReading Concert Hall
Sat29Jun20197:30 pmChrist Church Centre, Henley-on-Thames. RG9 1AGWelcome to all the Pleasures - Join Henley Choral Society for their popular Summer performance on Saturday 29th June at the Christ Church Centre, Henley at 7.30pm. Enjoy a wonderful evening of music including Purcell’s ‘Welcome to all the Pleasures’ written in honour of Saint Cecilia, Patron Saint of music and Elgar’s ‘From the Bavarian Highlands’ which he wrote to remember his family holiday in the region. The choir will be joined by the up and coming Bell String Quartet and the talented David Smith on piano.Tickets £18 for adults and £5 for under 18s.Other music includes:
My mind to me a kingdom is and Ave Verum Corpus Byrd
The Silver Swan GibbonsNow is the month of maying MorleyThe Bluebird Stanford
Never weather-beaten sail Campion
Fair Phyllis John Farmer
I know my soul hath power Parry
Sat07Dec20192:30 pmSt Mary's Church, Henley-on-Thames
Family Christmas Concert
Sat07Dec20197:00 pmSt Mary's Church, Henley-on-Thames
Like all amateur choirs we have been unable to have consistent all-choir live rehearsals or to perform since March 2020. We have been keeping busy and in tune with Zoom rehearsals led by our indefatigable Musical Director Peter Asprey. We hope to return to full rehearsals in September 2021 and the following events and concerts.
Saturday Oct 9th: Brahms Ein Deutsche Requiem Come & Sing Workshop, St Mary’s Church, Henley
A chance for all singers to get together and experience working on this sublime, humane and uplifting work (even the fiendish fugues.) We’ll be inviting singers from Oxon, Bucks, Berks and beyond to join us under the brilliant baton of Peter Asprey and the supreme talents of our HCS and HYC accompanists David Smith and Anita D’Attellis. If you have always wanted to join HCS then what are you waiting for? This will be a great opportunity to try us out in a day of music-making. Score hire available. And there will be cake. Lots of cake.
Full details and buy tickets as Workshop participants and audience:
Saturday Dec 11th at 18.30: Christmas Concert, St Mary’s Church, Henley
Both HCS and our brilliant Henley Youth Choirs will come together to get your Christmas off to the most-Christmassy start possible. Carols, seasonal pieces, Onyx Brass, described as ‘the classiest Brass ensemble in the UK,’ the opportunity to sing your favourites…our ever-popular Christmas Concert is bound to send you out into the December night with a spring in your step. Note start time. More details and tickets to be announced.
Saturday Apr 2nd 2022: Mendelssohn Elijah, Great Hall, University of Reading
Save the date now for this performance of one of the most beloved, stirring and dramatic oratorios in the choral repertoire.
Saturday June 25th 2022: Summer Concert, The Christ Church Centre, Henley
Saturday Dec 10th 2022: Christmas Concert, St Mary’s Church, Henley