April 2017

Saturday 1st

Who: Northern Praeclassica

Where: Holy Church, 16 Whittington Grove, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2 DD 7.30 p.m.

What: "I Heard a Voice from Heaven"

Ticket/Info: £10 (concessions £8) available from: www.allegretto.co.uk/praeclassica or on the door. Tel: 0191 281 2936 for enquiries


Saturday 1st

Who: Cantores Olicanae

Where: St Margaret's Church, Queen's Road, Ilkley, 7.30pm

What: An evening with Bach and friends - celebrating a golden age of German music.

Ticket/Info: Tickets £10, students £5, under 14s free from the Grove Music Shop (Tel 01943 817301) or ring 01943 830873. Also available on the door.


Saturday 1st

Who: Luton Choral Society

Where: St Mary's Church, Church Street, Luton LU1 3JF 7.30 p.m.

What: Duruflé - Requiem, Fauré - Requiem

Ticket/Info: £12, £10 concessions, £5 children under 18 www.lutonchoralsociety.org.uk


Saturday 1st

Who: Abertillery Orpheus Male Choir

Where: St Michaels Church, Abertillery, Gwent 7.00 p.m.

What: St David's Day Concert

Ticket/Info: On the door


Saturday 1st

Who: London Docklands Singers

Where: All Saints Church, Poplar, Newby Place, E14 0FZ

What: Durufle - Requiem; plus choral music by Ireland, Tallis, Bairstow, Campling and Battishill
Ticket/Info: (£10 concession)
visit www.londondocklandssingers.org


Saturday 1st

Who: Burgess Hill Choral Society

Where: St Andrew’s Church, Junction Road (corner with Cants Lane), Burgess Hill, RH15 0LG 7.30pm to 10pm

What: Handel - Messiah

Ticket/Info: £13 (accompanied under-16s free). Tickets available on the door OR from Burgess Hill Help Point OR from Eileen Sharpe (e_sharpe1@btinternet.com  and  0752 249 3966 ) OR from choir members


Saturday 1st

Who: Chantry Singers

Where: St Nicolas Church Guildford 7.30pm

What: Handel - Dixit Dominus; Bach - Christ Lag in Todesbanden

Ticket/Info: Tickets are priced at £14 (with 16 years and under £2) and available on 01483852493 and also at Guildford Tourist Information Centre.01483 444334. Refreshments, wine and soft drinks, are available at the interval. For further details visit us at chantrysingers@gmail.com, via our website www.chantrysingers-guildford.org.uk or Facebook.


Saturday 1st

Who: Chiswick Choir

Where: St Michael and All Angels, Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1TT 7.30 p.m.

What: Spring Concert - ‘I Was Glad ….’ Purcell and Handel

Ticket/Info: From: ticketsource.co.uk/chiswickchoir More information from enquiries@chiswickchoir.org.uk


Saturday 1st

Who: Birmingham Festival Choral Society

Where: Ladywood ARC, St John's and St Peter's Church, Birmingham, B16 8TF 7.30 p.m.

What: Choral pieces by Pearsall, Brahms, Elgar, Faure, Parry, Whitacre, Tavener and Joubert.

Ticket/Info: £14, concessions £7  (students and under 16s, escorts for disabled people). Tickets available at the door, or online from Ticket Source: Link to Ticket Source, Nocturne concert


Saturday 1st

Who: The English Arts Chorale
Where: St Mary's Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7RN, 7.30pm
What: JS Bach - St John Passion
Ticket/Info: £20, £15, £12, children and full-time students £6; Disabled - two tickets at half price.  From: "www.englisharts.org", tel 01737 762097, or at the door.  Email: tickets@englisharts.org
Parking available at Reigate Grammar School, off Reigate Rd,
and may be available at St Mary’s School, opposite the church


Saturday 1st

Who: Chester Bach Singers

Where: St Werburgh’s, Grosvenor Park Road, Chester CH1 1QJ 7.30 p.m.

What: Finzi - Seven Partsongs (Poems of Robert Bridges); Bussey - Severn Meadows; Holst - Psalm 86 and Psalm 148

Ticket/Info: £15 adults; £5 students and under 18s.


Saturday 1st

Who: Thomas Tallis Society

Where: St Alfege Church, Greenwich 7.30 p.m.

What: Bach - St John Passion 

Ticket/Info: £18/£14 online or at the door www.ticketsource.co.uk/tts


Saturday 1st

Who: Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society

Where: Wells Cathedral 7.00 p.m

What: Walton - Belshazzar's Feast
Ticket/Info: £10- £25 Wells Cathedral Box Office or at the door. Tel 01749 672773


Saturday 1st

Who: Phoenix Choir of Crawley

Where: St Wilfrid's School, off Old Horsham Rd, Southgate, Crawley RH11 8PG  7.30pm

What: Durufle - Requiem; Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs; Tippett - Spirituals from 'A Child of Our Time’

Ticket/Info: £12 adult, £6 under 18. Tel 01293 515287  www.phoenixchoircrawley.org


Saturday 1st

Who: The Winkleigh Singers 

Where: St Michael & All Angels, Great Torrington, Devon 7.30 p.m.

What: Mozart - Requiem,  Liszt: - Via Crucis 

Ticket/info; £15.00 / Accompanied under 16s £2.00 from http://www.winkleighsingers.org.uk/concerts.html


Saturday 1st

Who: Croydon Bach Choir

Where: St Mildred's Parish Church, Bingham Road, Croydon, CR0 7EB 7.30 p.m.

What: J S Bach - Magnificat in D, Rossini - Stabat Mater

Ticket/Info: £15.00 adults, £5.00 children, buy 3 adult tickets get 4th free For more info and to buy tickets visit http://www.croydonbachchoir.org/events/2016-2017-season, email secretary@croydonbachchoir.org or phone 020 8405 2172 Tickets also available on door.


Saturday 1st Who: Thames Philharmonic Choir
Where: Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
What: Puccini - Messa di Gloria, Vaughan Williams - Sancta Civitas
Ticket/Info: Cadogan Hall Box Office, Tel: 020 7730 4500. Tickets £30, £27, £20, £14

Saturday 1st

Who: Ceramic City Choir

Where: St Andrew's Church, The Westlands 7.30 p.m.

What: Dvorak - Stabat Mater

Ticket/Info: £12.00 (£5.00 concessions) Tel: 07561 331136 or 01782 392171 www.ceramiccitychoir.org.uk


Saturday 1st

Who: Southport Bach Choir

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Southport 7.30pm

What: John Rutter - The Gift of Life (Canticle of Creation); Schubert - Stabat Mater in G minor, Bruckner - Christus natus est; Liszt - Via Cruxis

Ticket/Info: Visit http://southportbachchoir.org.uk/


Saturday 1st

Who: Britannia Choral Society

Where: St. Saviour’s Church, Dartmouth 7.30 p.m.

What: Dvořák - Mass in D; Handel - Messiah Part 2 (excerpts)

Ticket/Info: Tickets £10 (students £5) on the door.


Saturday 1st

Who: Cheltenham Bach Choir

Where: Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL52 1QA 6.00 pm

What: Bach - St Matthew Passion

Ticket/Info: £25, £20, £15, £10 and £8 (students / children) available from:  http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/event/cheltenham-bach-choir-st-matthew-passion-164755/ or phone: 0844 576 2210 or email: boxoffice@cheltenham.gov.uk or on the door


Saturday 1st

Who: Birmingham Festival Choral Society

Where: Ladywood ARC, St John’s and St Peter’s Church, Birmingham, B16 8TF 7.30 p.m.

What: Choral pieces by Pearsall, Brahms, Elgar, Faure, Parry, Whitacre, Tavener and Joubert.

Ticket/Info: £14 (students and under 16s £7) Available at the door, or in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EJFLMD


Saturday 1st

Who: Hertford Choral Society

Where: All Saints' Church, Hertford (SG13 8AY) 7:30pm - 9:45pm

What: Haydn - "Nelson" Mass, Insanae et Vanae Curae, Te Deum

Ticket/Info: £16 reserved, £10 unreserved, £4 students under 25 (all seats). Tickets available via TicketSource (Booking Fee Applies)https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/278871. Alternatively, email your requests to tickets@hertfordchoral.org.uk or if you do not have access to email please telephone: 07936 719498. In addition, from March unreserved tickets are available from Hertford Tourist Information Centre, 10 Market Pl, Hertford SG14 1DF, Tel: 01992 584322 (Booking Fee Applies)


Saturday 1st

Who: Allegri Singers

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Bog Lane, Brathay, LA22 9NE 7.30 pm

What:  Celebration through the Centuries

Ticket/Info: At both concerts there will be retiring collections for the church and choir. For more information contact: Owen Davies, owen@odavies.plus.com, 01539 621261


Saturday 1st

Who: Adoramus Choir

Where: Spotlight Theatre Broxbourne EN11 8BE 7.30p.m.

What: The Glory of Easter

Ticket/Info: Front Stalls - £20, Terrace - £18, Rear Stalls  - £16. Available from Ticket Hotline: 07816 998303, www.WeGotTickets.com/adoramus or the theatre Box Office: 01992 441946


Saturday 1st

Who: Hillingdon Choral Society

Where: All Saints' Church, Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon UB10 9BT 7.30 p.m.

What: Mozart - Missa Brevis in D KV 194; Mozart - Motet - Ave verum corpus; Haydn - Imperial 'Nelson' Mass

Ticket/Info: £12 adults / £3 children. On the door or from Pro Music Ickenham email hillingdonchoralsociety@gmail.com / 07941 601966


Sunday 2nd

Who: Allegri Singers

Where: St James’ Church, Church Hill, Arnside, LA5 0DW 4.30 pm

What:  Celebration through the Centuries

Ticket/Info: At both concerts there will be retiring collections for the church and choir. For more information contact: Owen Davies, owen@odavies.plus.com, 01539 621261


Sunday 2nd

Who: All Saints' Singers

Where: All Saints' Church, Sutton Courtenay 7.30 p.m.

What: Bononcini - Stabat Mater; Purcell - Anthem from the Funeral of Queen Mary; Vivaldi - Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera

Ticket/Info: £12.00 Tel 01235 848205, 01235 848997, 01235 522978


Sunday 2nd

Who: St Peter's Singers

Where: St Michael and All Angels, Thornhill, WF12 0JZ

What: Music for Passiontide

Ticket/Info: This recital presents a selection of early European music written for commemoration of the significant events in the Passiontide season, leading from Passion Sunday to Good Friday.


Sunday 2nd

Who: Wokingham Choral Society

Where: All Saints’ Church, Wokingham RG40 1UE 4:30 p.m.

What: J S Bach - St. John Passion

Ticket/Info: £15 for adults and £5 for under 18’s and students are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/Wokingham-choral-society; tickets@wokingham-choral-society.org.uk; Information Centre, Wokingham Town Hall; Newbury Building Society, Wokingham and from choir members.


Monday 3rd

Who: The Choir of Leeds Minster

Where: Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD 1.05pm

Where: Charles Wood - St Mark Passion

Ticket/Info: Admission free. Call 0113 378 6600 for more details or visit www.leedsconcertseason.com


Tuesday 4th

Who: Horsforth Choral Society

Where: St Margaret's Church, Church Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5LA 7.30 pm

What: Spring Concert - A Celebration of the Mass, from the Romantic Period to the Present Day: Schubert, Puccini, Du Bois, Courtney, Faure, Stetsenko, Rheinberger.

Ticket/Info: Adults £8; Students £5; Under 18s Free, available from members of the choir or on the door. For more info see www.horsforthchoralsociety.co.uk  or email: info@horsforthchoralsociety.co.uk


Friday 7th

Who: Holymoorside Choral Society

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Newbold Road, Chesterfield S41 7PG 7.15 pm

What: Spring Concert - Music for Easter

Ticket/Info: TBC


Friday 7th

Who: The Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir

Where: St Werburgh’s Church, Wembury, Plymouth. PL9 0HN 7.30 p.m.

What: “HERE I AM:SEND ME!” - Much loved Music for Passiontide .

Ticket/Info:  £7.50 inc. wine/alternative and light refreshments. Tel Margaret Fragell 01752 862716.


Saturday 8th

Who: The Durham Singers

Where: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH 7.30 p.m.

What: 'The Night in the Garden' - Allegri Miserere and other music for Passiontide by Palestrina, Victoria, Tallis and Leighton. 

Ticket/Info: £12 (students/under-25 £8) www.durham-singers.org


Saturday 8th

Who: South West London Choral Society

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common North Side, London SW4 0Qz 7.00p.m.

What: Bach – St Matthew Passion

Ticket/Info: Admission - £15, £12 concessions and free admission under 15 years. Tickets on the door or contact  boxoffice@swlcs.org.uk or  07914 807055


Saturday 8th

Who: Swansea Philharmonic Choir

Where: Bangwyn Hall, Swansea 7.30 pm (pre-concert talk 6.30 pm.)

What: Mozart - Requiem; Mozart - Solemn Vespers

Ticket/Info: £15.00, £12.00 (full time students £8.00 Tel: 01792 894211 Box Office 01792 475715. Also from choir members and on the door


Saturday 8th

Who: Paragon Singers

Where: Church of St Swithin’s. the Paragon, Bath BA1 5LY 7.30 p.m.

What: A concert of music from Renaissance Portugal, centred around the Requiems of Duarte Lôbo and Manuel Cardoso plus pieces by Pedro de Escobar, Diogo Dias Melgás and João Lourenço Rebelo..

Ticket/Info: £12/£6 from Bath Box Office, 01225463362


Saturday 8th

Who: Fordingbridge Choral Society

Where: St. Mary's Church, Fordingbridge, SP6 1BB

What: J.S. Bach - St.John Passion BWV245

Ticket/Info: £12 in advance tel 01425 655249 or on line  www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/350407 ,  £15 on the door


Saturday 8th

Who: The Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir

Where: Sherwell United Church, North Hill, Plymouth  PL4 8ER 7.30 p.m.

What: “HERE I AM:SEND ME!” - Much loved Music for Passiontide .

Ticket/Info: £6.00 inc light refreshments. Tel Jenny George 01752 880730


Saturday 8th

Who: Ely Choral Society and Ely Youth Choir
Where:  Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL 7.30 p.m.
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info: £25, £20, £15, £8  (U18s £5) from Ely Cathedral Box Office - 01353 660349 and


Saturday 8th

Who: Reading Bach Choir

Where: Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, RG7 5TQ 7.45 p.m.

What: "Passiontide" Schütz -Passion motets from Cantiones Sacrae SWV 56-60; Poulenc -Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence; Hugo Distler - Choralpassion

Ticket/Info: Full £17, Concessions £15, Students and 16-18 £8 , under 16 £5 . Tickets are available from:- E-mail tickets@readingbachchoir.org.uk Phone 0118 947 8097 or via Newbury Corn Exchange, phone 0845 5218 218. All the details are on the website at www.readingbachchoir.org.uk


Saturday 8th

Who: Frodsham and District Choral Society

Where: St Laurence’s Church Frodsham 7.30 p.m.

What: ‘In Paradise’ Duruflé - Requiem; Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs; Brahms - Alto Rhapsody; Bruckner - Motets

Ticket/Info: £10 - Dandelion, 19 Church Street, Frodsham; June Ross 01928 890736, Morag Bragger 07845 730061


Saturday 8th

Who: Crowborough Choral Society and Rellinger Kantorei (Germany)

Where: All Saints Church, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1ED 7.00 p.m

What: J. S. Bach - "Johannes-Passion" .  

Ticket/Info: £15 from www.crowboroughchoral.com or our concert sponsors Tester & Jones, London Road, Crowborough, East Sussex. TN6 2TT.


Saturday 8th

Who: Guilsfield Singers

Where: Welshpool Town Hall, Union Street Welshpool SY21 7PG

What: Stainer - Daughter of Jairus; Schubert - Mass in G

Ticket/Info: £12 from Welshpool Jewellers, tel 01938 555249 and at the door. More info at www.guilsfieldsingers.org.uk


Saturday 8th

Who: Collegium Laureatum

Where: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge 7.30 p.m

What: Verdi - Requiem

Ticket/Info: £16.00 You are advised to get tickets for this concert in advance from choir members, the Corn Exchange Box Office (01223 357851) http://www.wegottickets.com/ or tickets@collegium.org.uk. They can also be purchased on the door if still available.


Saturday 8th

Who: Newbury Chamber Choir

Where: St John’s Church, Newbury RG14 7PY 7.30pm

What: Spiritual Sounds – ancient & modern – Jacob Obrecht: St Matthew Passion, Arvo Pärt: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis & The Visit to the Sepulchre, Anon 12th century, arranged by Edward Lambert.

Ticket/Info: Free admission, retiring collection.  More information at www.newburychamberchoir.co.uk

Saturday 8th

Who: Swarbrick Singers and Wombourne & District Choral Society

Where: Church of St. John in the Square, Wolverhampton WV2 4BZ 7:30pm

What: J S Bach - St. Matthew Passion

Ticket/Info: from Swarbrick Singers, Glebe Cottage, Cleavers Lane, Old, Northants NN6 9RG telephone: 01604 781952 email: music.ian@btinternet.com 


Sunday 9th

Who: Kennington and District United Church Choirs

Where: Exeter College Chapel, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DP 3.00pm

What: Dvorak - Stabat Mater

Ticket/Info: Free admission with collection for Medic Assist International www.kenningtonchoir.org.uk/ Tel 01865 735885


Sunday 9th

Who: The Friends’ Musick

Where: St Augustine's Church, One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park, SE23 3LE 4.00 p.m.

What: Music For Lent (A collection of favourite Anthems & Motets)

Ticket/Info: £12 & £8 (concessions: Senior Citizens and Students), Tickets available from the Art Stationers, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BN, Tel. 02086035038. Some tickets available at the door. http://www.thefriendsmusick.com/


Wednesday 12th

Who: The Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir

Where: Crownhill Methodist Church, Plymouth.  PL6 5AG

What: “HERE I AM:SEND ME!” - Much loved Music for Passiontide .

Ticket/Info: Retiring collection in aid of Charity Enquiries Tel Maureen Blatchford 01752 292118


Friday 14th

Who: St Peter's Singers

Where: Leeds Minster, Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ

What: Handel Messiah

Ticket/Info: St Peter's Singers' annual presentation of music for Good Friday, supported with such generosity by the Friends of the Music of Leeds Minster, features Handel's masterpiece Messiah, 275 years almost to the day after its first performance. WeGotTickets £15 (£10 concessions) may also be obtained by phone (0113 376 0318, 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday) or at the door.


Friday 14th

Who: Thames Head Singers and The Painswick Singers

Where: St. Mary’s Church, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6QB. 7.00pm

What: J S Bach - St. Matthew Passion

Ticket/Info: £10.00, available from the Patchwork Mouse Cafe, Painswick and Stroud Subscription Rooms, www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk, or £12 on the door.


Friday 14th

Who: Bath Camerata

Where: Wells Cathedral, Wells, BA5 2UE

What: Herbert Howells - Requiem; Schönberg - Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth);  Henry Purcell - ‘Hear my Prayer O Lord’; Duruflé - Motets

Ticket/Info: FREE admission. https://www.bathcamerata.co.uk/events/event/the-good-friday-concert/


Friday 14th

Who: Epping Church Choirs Association

Where: St Johns Church, Epping. CM16 5DN 7.30 pm

What: Handel - Messiah, Part One and Two

Ticket/Info: Entrance free, Retiring collection for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Programmes £2.50 www.eppingchurchchoirs.org.uk


Saturday 22nd

Who: St Peter's Singers

Where: Doncaster Minster, Church Street, Doncaster, DN1 1RD

What: Sacred Choral Classics

Ticket/Info: This recital presents a selection of popular choral music from the sacred tradition.


Saturday 22nd

Who: Aylesbury Festival Choir

Where: Aylesbury Methodist Church, Buckingham Street, Aylesbury. HP20 2NQ at 7.30pm

What: “Sprig of Thyme” An English Idyll

Ticket/Info: £12 in advance, £13 on the door, under 18s £5. Available from members or via our website www.aylesburyfestivalchoir.net


Saturday 22nd

Who: Derby Choral Union

Where: Derby Cathedral 7.30 p.m.

What: Mendelssohn - Elijah

Ticket/Info: £12 - £15 - £18  Derby Live 01332 255 800 or www.dcu.org.uk or on door or Facebook (Derby Choral Union


Saturday 22nd

Who: St George's Singers

Where: Royal Northern College of music, Oxford Road, Manchester 7.30 p.m.

What: Diamond Anniversary Concert - Six Centuries of Song from Byrd to Whitacre.

Ticket/Info: £12 adults, £10 concessions, £6 students/children email  tickets@st-georges-singers.org.uk or phone 01663 764012 for further information visit the website www.st-georges-singers.org.uk


Sunday 23rd

Who: Felsted Choral Society

Where: Felsted School Chapel 7:30pm

What: Bruckner -  Mass No 1 in D Minor; Rutter - Magnificat

Tickets/Info: www.facebook.com/felstedchoralsociety


Saturday 29th

Who: Keswick Hall Choir

Where: Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich NR2 2PA 7.45 p.m.

What: Choral music from South and North America. Sacred and secular pieces (including tango) with a variety of percussion as well.
Ticket/Info: £9.00/14.00, Students £6.00, Children under 14 £4.00

Saturday 29th

Who: Bristol Cabot Choir

Where: Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX

What: Haydn - Nelson Mass, and works by Bruckner and Mendelssohn

Ticket/Info: Adult £15 (on the door) -  Early Bird in advance £12 -  Student/NUS Card £10. From Opus 13, 14 St Michael’s Hill, BS2 8DT– ww.opus13.co.uk or call 0117 9230164 or  0117 9626521 www.bristolcabotchoir.org


Saturday 29th

Who: Watford Philharmonic Society Choir

Where: Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Herts WD17 3JN  7.30pm

What: Sir Arthur Bliss - Morning Heroes; Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs

Ticket/Info: £19, £18, £16, plus £5 for under 19's Tickets from the WPS Ticket Secretary, either by telephone 07546 112321 or e-mail WPS.Tickets@btinternet.com or from the Watford Colosseum's Box Office on 0845 075 3993 or their web site www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk Tickets also available on the door.