Rehearsals are going well for our next Concert which will be our Christmas Concert at 7pm on Saturday 7th December 2019 at Christchurch URC, New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0AW
The children of Our Lady Immaculate school will be joining us to sing A Light in the Stable a musical telling of the Christmas story by Alan Bullard together with other carols and festive pieces. Buy Tickets Here.
On Sunday Nov 3rd, Chelmsford Singers will be performing James Briggs’ Requiem with the Cathedral Choir as part of the Choral Evensong at 3.30pm. On Sunday November 10th we will be performing at 6pm, in Chelmsford Cathedral, Music and Readings for Remembrance Sunday. We will be singing extracts from the Requiem and other Remembrance-themed items.
There is no charge for entry to these services.
After another year of happy singing we are taking a short break now until 10th September. All are very welcome to come along and meet us out at our Open rehearsal. We do not hold auditions so why not try us?
There are health benefits:- “Singing in a group triggers the communal release of serotonin and oxytocin, the bonding hormone, and even synchronises our heart beats.” ‘The Neuroscience of Singing’ by Cassandra Sheppard.
Happy 2019 to all. We begin rehearsals on Tuesday 8th January and look forward to seeing members old and new.
We will be preparing for our Spring concert on Saturday 30th March at St Michaels Church. Galleywood CM2 8PW
We begin this Autumn with our Open Rehearsal on 11th September, all are welcome! There are no auditions and if you are not sure if you can sing come and give it a try at our usual rehearsal venue – the Cathedral School at 7.30pm. We will break at 9pm for some social time.
We begin rehearsing again after the Easter break on Tuesday the 17th April ready for our concert of European Music.
Sadly the weather has intervened and tonight’s Concert in Tiptree is cancelled. However the choir will be performing the works, on Tuesday evening at 8pm, at their usual rehearsal venue with the able accompaniment of Christopher Strange instead of the planned orchestra. It will be a very enjoyable evening and all are welcome.
The choir is already enjoying rehearsals for our Spring Concert.
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Thoughts on the programme from our Musical Director, James are below:-
Our Spring concert concentrates mainly on the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including his rarely-heard Mass in honour of the Most Holy Trinity written in 1773 (at the age of 18), and motet Misericordias Domini written two years later as an example of his compositional skill. It also features works by J S Bach (O Jesu Christ, meins lebens licht) and Franz Joseph Haydn (Insanae et vanae curae). The pieces by Haydn and Mozart show their flair for music both dramatic and lyrical, while Bach’s motet exhibits his mastery of texture and vocal writing that reach emotional depths with the simplest of music. Instrumental pieces by Mozart and Haydn complete this attractive and accessible programme.
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