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)
Sat29Jun20197:30 pmChrist Church Centre, Henley-on-Thames. RG9 1AG
Welcome to all the PleasuresWelcome 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
Haydn Nelson Mass
Music for Troubled Times
7.30pm, Saturday 28th March, St Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames
Tickets £15.00 (under 18’s £5.00)
Buy online here or from Gorvett & Stone, Duke St, Henley or via 07946 782502
This thrilling and moving programme features the ever-popular Haydn Nelson Mass written at a time of great trouble in Europe, Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer including one of his most memorable melodies O for the Wings of a Dove, while the moving theme continues with Mozart Ave Verum Corpus and Stanford Lo, I Raise Up.
HCS has brought together a brilliant assembly of musicians including Orpheus Sinfonia, as heard on BBC Radio 3 and the World Service, plus superb young professional singers Hilary Cronin, Eve McGrath, Elisabeth Paul, Toby Ward and Gavin Cranmer-Moralee, with the talents of organist William Mason.
This promises to be a superb evening of music in Henley – you are strongly advised to book now to secure your tickets. Buy online here