Less than 6 weeks to go to Hiawatha!

YOU shall hear how Pau-Puk-Keewis, how the handsome Yenadizze danced at Hiawatha’s wedding;

How the gentle Chibiabos, he the sweetest of musicians, sang his songs of love and longing;

How Iagoo, the great boaster, he the marvellous story-teller, told his tales of strange adventure,

That the feast might be more joyous, that the time might pass more gaily, and the guests be more contented.

14 May Jubilee Come & Sing with Brian Kay at Windsor Parish Church, SL4 1LT

14 May Jubilee Come & Sing with Brian Kay

10:30-16:00 Windsor Parish Church of St John the Baptist, SL4 1LT.

Cost: £17.50 per person, including music. Age Restriction: No under-18s.

We are delighted that this fabulous day of musicmaking will be led by the irrepressible Brian Kay, conductor, broadcaster and singer (and RSCM Vice President), and will be accompanied by RSCM Director Hugh Morris.

‘This is an excellent opportunity to come together and sing glorious music which celebrates the Jubilee of our Royal Patron, in the very shadow of the royal palace, Windsor Castle. It includes the uplifting new anthem ‘In Our Service’ as well as well-loved classics. I am personally really looking forward to playing the organ for the occasion, and I am sure that we will all have a great day together.’ – Hugh Morris

Contact: Fiona Wright 01722 424848

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Voices for Hospices Chorale (VfH) Trip to France (July)

A number of Ember Choral are joining the Voices for Hospices Chorale (VfH) trip to France singing the Fauré Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria

  • Mercredi 27 juillet 18h00, Abbaye de Reigny, Vermenton
  • Jeudi 28 juillet 21h00, Cathédrale Saint-Etienne d’Auxerre
  • Samedi 30 juillet 21h00, Basilique de Vézelay

To learn more, please follow this link

Concert review – Handel’s Messiah in December 2021

Well, what a treat to sing again in public on Saturday 4th December!

We were privileged to sing Messiah with our wonderful soloists and ensemble players.  Many thanks are due to all helpers on the night, and of course, to our conductor, Joel Newsome-Hubbard.  Both singers and audience found it a marvellous experience after a two year break from singing with an orchestra. This review from Simon de Groot, was much appreciated:

“Ember Choral gave an uplifting and joyous, but also controlled and refined performance of Handel’s much loved and somewhat seasonal Messiah, tonight in Kingston’s Parish Church.
It was an excellent choice for the re-commencement of the choir’s activities after a long COVID enforced break, and the grateful and convivial atmosphere could be felt as well as heard in audience, orchestra and all present…
All the parts were delivered with smooth and well blended precision, which happily, and perhaps surprisingly, coped well with conductor Joel Newsome Hubbard’s brisk “authentic baroque” tempi…the excellent acoustic of Kingston’s nicely proportioned Parish Church aiding with a neutral but warm quality…
As often, the tenors, (why was I not there helping??) could have been a little stronger, but I confess bias: they came through, and their tone and accuracy was spot on…
A virtuoso natural trumpet, ensuring the trumpet really did “sound” and superb line up of soloists, ensured all that was needed to satisfy any Messiah crusties in the audience, as well as thrill any newcomers…
So good to see such enthusiastic restarting of local musical activity in Surrey, and we look forward to a hopefully exciting 2020 (sic) in which we will undoubtedly feel extra grateful for live musical performance! 🙏 Simon de Groot