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)
Sat25Mar20177:30 pmSt Mary's Henley
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus
Pachelbel: Canon & Gigue
Orchestra: Brandenburg Sinfonia
Soloists IN VOICE PARTS
Samantha Crawford, Soprano
Lauren Zolezzi, Soprano
Mae Heydorn, Mezzo-Soprano
Matthew Durkan, Baritone
Soloists IN ROLES
Samantha Crawford, Dido, Queen of Carthage
Lauren Zolezzi, Belinda, Dido’s sister
Matthew Durkan, Aeneas, Prince of Troy
Mae Heydorn, Sorceress
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Sat17Jun20177:30 pmChristchurch Centre, Reading Road
Sat09Dec20172:00 pmSt Mary's Henley
Sat09Dec20177:00 pmSt Mary's Henley
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 Peter Asprey 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. More details and tickets to be announced soon.
Saturday Dec 11th: 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, 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. 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