Past concerts

  • Wednesday, 23rd June 2021

Due to continuing COVID restrictions we did not hold a formal concert in June 2021 (see below) but instead held an open rehearsal at 7:30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Hampton Court Way, Thames Ditton.

Our rehearsal venue

Audience members had to be limited.  To comply with the then guidance for amateur choir performances, we made a nominal charge for tickets, but anyone who enjoyed the evening was invited to additionally contribute to a retiring collection with proceeds going to the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

The abridged programme consisted of Fauré “Requiem” and  Poulenc “Gloria”.   We welcomed soloists Rebecca Hardwick (soprano) and Laurence White (baritone).  Laurence also sang three songs between the performance of the main works.

The evening was a welcome opportunity to sing live after many Zoom rehearsals!  The write-up of the evening can also be viewed here.

  • Sat 28 March 2020

                   We were due back to sing at St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton.

St. Andrew’s church, Surbiton

We were looking forward to performing Bach’s  “St Matthew Passion”  in English and featuring period instruments.

Sadly, in the light of concerns about coronavirus and based on government guidelines, this concert had to be cancelled.  We also had to cancel further concerts due to be held in June 2021, also at St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton and December 2021 at Kingston parish church.  Please see our Chairman’s statement for further information. 

  • Sat 30 November 2019

At Holy Trinity Church, Claygate, looking beautiful at night

Photo courtesy of Valerie Thompson

The first half featured Britten “St Nicolas” with some atmospheric accompaniment by string quartet, piano, organ and percussion and also featuring some young soloists as well as the tenor part ably sung by James Robinson.

The second half included carols for both choir only and choir and audience.  (Pictures below taken by Caroline Champney and published with her permission).

  • Sat 8 June 2019

Menuhin Hall, Stoke D’Abernon, featuring an evening of Brahms: “Ein Deutsches Requiem” and “Liebeslieder Waltzes” with piano accompaniment.

All pictures were taken by John Siviter with kind permission of The Menuhin hall

See the see the drop down menu at the right side side of this page for more pictures and details about this charming concert.

  • Sat 1 December 2018

All Saints Church, Kingston. We performed excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah”, Rutter’s “Gloria” and “When Icicles Hang”, a Christmas medley and some carols. Kingston provided a lovely festive backdrop and the program proved popular.

 

  • Sat 16 Jun 2018:

St. Andrew’s, Surbiton.  We performed the Rachmaninov “All Night Vigil (Vespers)”.

Photo courtesy of Caroline Champney

See the see the drop down menu at the right side side of this page for more pictures and details about this exciting concert.

  • 25 November 2017:

Charpentier “Te Deum”, Handel “Ode for the birthday of Queen Anne” and Britten “Rejoice in the Lamb” with a few additional seasonal items.  Held at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate.

joel conducting
  • 10 June 2017:

Haydn “Creation” – concert at The Yehudi Menuhin Hall, Stoke D’Abernon:our first concert with our new conductor, Joel Newsome-Hubbard

  • 17 December 2016:Handel “Messiah”– joint concert with Hampton choral society at St Mary’s University College Chapel, Twickenham: our last concert under John Sutton’s baton! 
  • 11 June 2016:Bach “B Minor Mass”– joint concert with Hampton choral society at St Mary’s University College Chapel, Twickenham

 

For a history of all our concerts since Ember Choral was formed, please go to our Concert archives page

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