We chose All Saints church in the heart of Kingston for our latest concert held on 1st December, 2018. The combination of a Christmassy “vibe” in the town centre with its brightly lit selection of restaurants and shops and the popular variety of items on the programme ensured that members of the audience went away feeling that Christmas had arrived early!
The use of a brass ensemble for most of the pieces with solo flute, piano and organ accompanying others also enhanced the enjoyment of the pieces.
Once again, we were fortunate to have a former member of the Royal Choral Society, Julian Rye, in the audience. He has kindly submitted a review of the concert which can be accessed here. Post concert comments indicated that many others in the audience enjoyed this concert. Let’s hope a few new to our concerts feel motivated to come and join us for more – as singers next time, perhaps!
In June 2019, we will be performing Brahms “Requiem” and Brahms “Liebeslieder Waltzes”. For those wanting to obtain their own scores, we will be using the Peters Editions for both works. As we will be practicing for the February social at the start of 2019, you have until February to buy the Brahms scores.
Tickets are now available for our next concert in June – see details on the flyer or contact: tickets(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)emberchoral.org.uk ! This will also feature a short talk about the work in the concert breaks by our guest, Irina Walters.
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Several members of Ember Choral will be singing in the last movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony and the Fauré requiem excerpts, together with colleagues from two other local choirs. We are very excited to be part of this concert. Please encourage all your friends to come to support this event.
Please visit our Facebook page to see a link to an article featuring the Syrian viola player, Raghad Haddad and the reason why this concert is taking place.
Just a few photos (more to be posted on the site in due course) of the wonderful concert in Claygate on November 25th. Featuring soloists Sophie Gallagher, Soprano; Alex Chance, Alto; Guy Elliott, Tenor and Hugo Herman-Wilson, Bass and the players of Solistes de Musique Ancienne.
We are featuring in the local media! The article below featured in “Thames Ditton Today”, the magazine of the Thames Ditton and Weston Green Residents’ Association in their Winter 2017 edition (published November 2017). You can click on the image to enlarge to ease readability.
Earlier this year, in September, a local news magazine, “About Thames Ditton” mentioned us, too!