Saturday 30th March  7.30pm
Salford Choral Society presents
Elgar's 'Music Makers'
and 'The Fall of Jerusalem' by DominicMuldowney.

Venue:  Royal Northern College of Music


Xaverian College Chamber Choir
Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra

Rachel Abbott - soprano
Emily Coble - mezzo-soprano
Joseph Buckmaster - tenor
Thomas D Hopkinson - bass

Tom Newall - conductor

Tickets: £18 (conc. £14) from RNCM Box Office Tel: 0161 907 5555
OR https://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/salford-choral-society-2


Saturday 30th March 7.30pm
The Royal Free Music Society presents
‘Lobet den Herrn’  by Johann Sebastian Bach and ‘Beatus Vir' by Antonio Vivaldi’s setting of Psalm 112 for double choir and soloists.

Venue: St Mark’s Church, Regent’s Park,
London NW1 7TN.


Accompanied by the Hampstead Sinfonietta, who will also be playing Mozart’s joyous ‘Symphony no. 29’.

Tickets: £10 (£5 for full-time students/unwaged)
on-line at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rfms
OR on the door at £12/£6.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.



Saturday 6th April 7.45pm
Antiphon presents
Treading The Upward Path

Venue: St Mary's Catholic Church,
Hencotes, Hexham NE46 2EB


A concert leading from Passiontide to Ascensiontide
based on Tomás Luis de Victoria's Missa pro Defunctis.
Additional seasonal music by Bach, Weelkes, Bruckner, Bryd, Palestrina and Handel

Tickets: £12 available from: Cogito Books, 5 St Mary's Chare, Hexham NE46 1NQ
OR online at https://www.wegottickets.com/Antiphon

Saturday 6th April 7.30pm
Amici Coro presents
Sacred & Profane
Venue: All Saints’, Warlingham, Surrey


Now is the month of maying
My bonny lass she smileth
Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Steal away A child of our time (1944)
Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

Holy, heavenly love
Mark Browse (b 19??)

Sun of my soul
Alfred Gaul (1837-1913)

And so it goes
Billy Joel (b. 1949)

Qui Vive! Grand Galop de Concert for four hands
Wilhelm Ganz (1833-1914)

The Bluebird
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

The Silver Swan
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

The Call Five mystical songs (1906-1911)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Duetto Buffo di due Gatti
Comic duet for two cats
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

My spirit sang all day
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956

Conductors - Andrew Scott and Catherine Boxall

Tickets: entry free but there is a Retiring Collection in aid of Church Funds


GOOD FRIDAY 19th April 2.30pm
Sussex Festival Singers invite you to
Come & Sing
Fauré's Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine.

Venue: St. Martin's Church, Dorking,  RH4 1DX


Fauré's Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine plus instrumental items in support of St. Catherine's Hospice

2.30pm Registration in the St. Martin's Church, Dorking Christian Centre (opposite the church) followed by rehearsal in the church at 3.10pm

Please find below the doodle for this event - please sign up with your voice part if you would like to be a part of this fund-raising event for St. Catherine's Hospice.

Tea & coffee will be provided - please bring Hot Cross Buns, cakes etc

£10 singing fee - all monies will go to the hospice
There will be copies to hire at a nominal charge.

Audience free but there is a Retiring collection. Please bring your friend



GOOD FRIDAY 19th April 2.30pm
Polyphony presents
Bach St. John Passion

Venue: St John’s Smith Square, 2.30pm


Part of the Holy Week Festival at St John’s
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Nick Pritchard – Evangelist
Neal Davies – Christ
Rowan Pierce – soprano
Helen Charlston – mezzo soprano
Ruairi Bowen – tenor
Ashley Riches – bass

Tickets £60, £50, £40, £25 from https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/polyphony-oae
OR Box office telephone 020 7222 1061

“Reviews of Polyphony's recording of JS Bach's St John Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment include BBC Music Magazine "This new recording’s credentials border on the unassailable" and Presto Classical "It’s remarkable simply because it’s practically perfect in every way".

Formed by Stephen Layton in 1986 for a concert in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, Polyphony has performed and recorded to great critical acclaim throughout the world, reviews declaring it "one of the best small choirs now before the public" (Telegraph) and "possibly the best small professional chorus in the world" (Encore Magazine, USA). The OAE has for the last three decades shocked, changed and mesmerised the music world. As this outfit with the funny name began to get a foothold, it vowed to keep questioning, adapting and inventing as long as it lived. Playing on period-specific instruments became just one element of its quest for authenticity. It still pushes for change, and still stands for excellence, diversity and exploration – and today it is cherished more than ever. This year’s top soloists are as always hand-picked by Stephen Layton – some well-established such as Neal Davies as Jesus, and Evangelist Nick Pritchard; some newer to the concert platform including Rowan Pierce, presented with the President's Award by HRH Prince of Wales at the Royal College of Music in 2017, Helen Charlston, winner of the 2018 Handel Singing Competition, and Ruairi Bowen, who prior to the St John's Smith Square performance makes his Australian debut with Stephen Layton and the Adelaide and Tasmania Symphony Orchestras. Ashley Riches, a BBC New Generation Artist, returns to sing the bass arias.”


Saturday 27th April 7.30pm
Burgess Hill Choral Society presents
Spring Concert
Messa di Gloria (Puccini), Overture to Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), and selected opera choruses

St Andrew’s Church,
Junction Road (corner with Cants Lane),
Burgess Hill,  RH15 0LG


Burgess Hill Choral Society, accompanied by Sinfonia of Sussex
The concert features three soloists from the Royal Academy of Music

Conductor - Mike Wood BEM

Puccini:  Messa di Gloria  -  this has a delightful, very operatic feel to it
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Opera Choruses:
Bizet:  “Habanera” from Carmen
Mozart:  “Voyagers’ chorus” from Idomeneo
Purcell:  “Dido’s lament” from Dido and Aeneas
Verdi:  “Anvil chorus” from Il trovatore
Verdi:  “Chorus of the Hebrew slaves” from Nabucco
Wagner:  “Pilgrims’ chorus” from Tannhauser

Refreshments will be served during interval.

Tickets: £14 (Under-18s £3)
Tickets available on the door
OR from Burgess Hill Help Point from mid March
OR from Jane Leng (JaneLeng1@outlook.com  and  0752 249 3966 )
OR from choir members

The concert venue is a short taxi trip or 20 minute walk from Burgess Hill main line railway station (or 10 minutes walk from Wivelsfield Station).
Car parking is available on streets near the venue.  The venue has disabled access.



Saturday 4th May 7.30pm
Ryton Choral Society presents
Handel and Haydn

Venue: St. Andrews’ Church, Corbridge


Haydn: Little Organ Mass
Handel: Chandos Anthem No.9 (O praise the Lord with One Consent)
Handel: Chandos Anthem No.4 (O Sing Unto the Lord)

Tickets: £12 from any choir member OR at the door
OR call 0778 682 3637


Sunday 12th May 7.00 pm
Richmond Opera presents
'Handel in London'

Venue: The Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, TW11 9PS


A narrated concert:.
Highlights include Zadok the Priest, scenes from his great operas, and extracts from Messiah,

Full baroque orchestra.

Conductor - Lindsay Bramley

Tickets: £15 from 0333 1212 300 or www.richmondopera.org.uk


24th-28th July
Hereford Cathedral Residency


There are vacancies for this residency during the Three Choirs Festival

Venue: Hereford Cathedral

Sussex Festival Singers Week’s Residency at Hereford Cathedral

Please contact Stephen Hope if you interested.