Maiastra has several beautiful chamber music concerts coming up in the local area. In October, two well-loved clarinet quintets, one Brahms and the other Mozart, will be presented in St Mary’s Church Twickenham and St Andrew’s Church, Cobham. In November, an evening of chamber music, including pieces by Mendelssohn, Bruckner and Mozart, will similarly be on offer. For more information, see the links below.
Ember Choral members joined several hundred other singers in a performance of The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins on 2nd September to support the Voices for Hospices charity. Taking place at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey, the event raised £24,000, benefitting eight local hospices. It was conducted by our former Music Director John Sutton, and organised by our President, Jen Sutton. Ember Choral soprano Linda Bridges played keyboards. We’d like to congratulate everyone involved!
The Vivace Chorus is performing a Duke Ellington Sacred Concert at the G-Live, Guildford on 18 Mar 2023
The Barnes Choir conducted by Julian Collings invites you to
Come and Sing Will Todd’s Mass in Blue
on Saturday 25th March 2023 at All Saints Church,
East Sheen Avenue, East Sheen. SW14 8AX
Paul Jeanes is leading the Amici Chamber Choir performing Handel’s Dixit Dominus and other works in Pinner on 11 Mar 2023
Please see the attached flyer, which has been sent to us by Jenny Sutton.
If previous VfH come and sings are anything to go by, this should be a wonderful event conducted by our previous Musical Director, John Sutton.
The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace – Sir Karl Jenkins
Massed Come and Sing, Conducted by John Sutton, Accompanied by the VfH Sinfonia, 2nd September 2023
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey SO51 0QA
Rehearsal 3pm Performance 7pm
OPEN SINGING WORKSHOP – VERDI REQUIEM
Saturday 19 November, 2022 11am – 4pm
St Mary’s Church, Reigate RH2 7RN
Conductor: Leslie Olive
Accompanist: Jonathan Lilley
“Join us for an exhilarating day exploring Verdi’s majestic work
under the expert baton of Leslie Olive, Founder and Artistic
Director of the EAC, in the warm acoustic of St Mary’s Church
in Reigate, Surrey.
If you feel inspired by this piece, consider joining us as a member,
and you could perform Verdi’s Requiem in Season 2023-2024 in a
major London venue.
Cost: £20 including music hire
(Full time students aged over
17 years £5 )
Registration from 10.30am.
Tea and Coffee available.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Book a place online: https://www.englisharts.org/”
“Your chance to be part of the strongest possible chorus. A fantastic opportunity for the whole Leith Hill Music Festival community – including our independent singers – to come together to perform this great choral work with full professional orchestra and four top soloists, conducted by Jonathan Willcocks.
Reserve your place now; booking for singers is open via Dorking Halls, either via:
1) Dorking Halls website
2) by phone (01306 881717) or email (box.office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)molevalley.gov.uk)
3) call in to Dorking Halls in person
The first rehearsal date is 15th January 2023.
The earlier you book, the more confident we can all be in a brilliant evening for voices and audience alike.”
During the four rehearsals in November, we’ll once again be collecting items for the Cobham Area Foodbank.
Please bring along whatever you can, to support this worthy cause in these difficult times!
Here is the list of items most needed by the Foodbank.
|UHT Milk (semi-skim) 1l||Cheese biscuits||Gravy granules|
|UHT Fruit juice 1l||Hair shampoo||Mince pies|
|Sugar 500g (small packs)||Liquid hand soap||Christmas snacks|
|Pasta sauce||Cleaning sprays||Christmas crackers|
|Fruit squash||Washing up liquid||Cup a soup sachet packs|
|Stuffing mix||Tinned meat||Strong carrier bag|
|Christmas pudding||Tinned potatoes||Hair conditioner|
|Tinned custard||Tinned peas||Shaving foam|
|Christmas sweets||Tinned carrots||Bleach|
|Chocolate spread||Hot chocolate||Laundry powder/liquid/caps|
Please don’t donate out-of-date goods – they can’t be used.
Thank you very much for your help.