WHITSTABLE CHORAL SOCIETY

CONCERTS

Come and Sing Day & Afternoon Performance

Saturday 26th October 2024, 9.30am – 4.15pm

Vivaldi: Gloria

Singers are invited to join us for a Come & Sing Day of Vivaldi: Gloria followed by an afternoon performance.

£15 to sing (adv booking only), £3 Afternoon Performance

CONDUCTOR: Spencer Payne. Conductor, pianist, organist, ABRSM examiner and Director of Music at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury.

TIMETABLE: 9.30 am:  Arrival, registration /10.00 am: Session 1 /11.00 am: Coffee break /11.30 am: Session /12.45 pm: Lunch break /1.45 pm: Session 3 /3.00 pm: Break (audience arrives) /3.15 pm: Performance /4.15 pm: Depart

LUNCH: Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee/squash will be provided.

MUSIC: Singers must know the music in advance and have their own copy.

VENUE: St Alphege Church, High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AY

To book a singing space, please e-mail: SingingDay@whitstablechoral.org for a booking form to complete and make payment of £15/singer & £3/audience.

SUMMER CONCERT: 

John Rutter: Feel the Spirit

Handel: Four Coronation Anthems

We are delighted to be singing Rutter: Feel the Spirit, comprising seven strong and stirring familiar African- American spirituals vividly arranged by Rutter.

Followed by Handel: Four Coronation Anthems, commissioned for the coronation of George II in 1727 and becoming standard for later coronations including Charles III, due to their majestic splendour.

Performed by Whitstable Choral Society & Soloist.

Saturday 15th June, 7.30pm

St Alphege Church, The High St, Whitstable, CT5 1AY

Conductor: Spencer Payne, Musical Director Whitstable Choral Society & St Edmund’s School, Canterbury

TICKETS: Adult £10 (12-18yrs £5, Under 12’s FREE). Tickets available on the door

 

 

 

SINGING DAY

SATURDAY, 18th MAY 2024 – 9.30am to 4.00pm

Join us for a day of choral singing and fun

Programme: Music From The Heart: A selection of works to bring a rosy glow 

CONDUCTOR: Spencer Payne. Conductor, pianist, organist, ABRSM examiner and Director of Music at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury.

FEE: £15.00 including hire of vocal scores and refreshments. Bookings for Singers close 10th May. There is limited space for people to come and listen to the performance and booking in advance is essential.

TIMETABLE: 9.30 am:  Arrival, registration, collection of music / 10.00 am: Session 1 / 11.00 am: Coffee break / 11.30 am: Session / 12.45 pm: Lunch break / 1.45 pm: Session 3 3.00 pm: Break (audience arrives) / 3.15 pm: Performance /  4.00 pm: Return music and depart

 LUNCH: Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee/squash will be provided.

VENUE: St Alphege Church, High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AY

To book a space, please e-mail: SingingDay@whitstablechoral.org for a booking form to complete and then make a payment of £15. Please add £3.00 each for an audience seat.

 

Singing Day

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Eternal Light – Howard Goodall
Requiem – Faure

Saturday 23rd March 2024, 7:30pm

The Bay Theatre, Herne Bay High School, CT6 7NS

Choir Concert Singing

Past Concerts 2017

Bob Chilcott – REQUIEM

 

Past Concerts 2017

Beethoven – MASS IN C

 

Past Concerts 2017

Haydn – CREATION

 

Past Concerts 2017

Carl Orff – CARMINA BURRANA

 

Past Concerts 2018

Rutter – GLORIA

 

Past Concerts 2018

Dvorak – REQUIEM

 

Past Concerts 2018

Faure – REQUIEM

 

Past Concerts 2019

Elgar – DREAM OF GERONTIUS

 

Past Concerts 2019

Bach – CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

 

Past Concerts 2022

Brahms – GERMAN REQUIEM

 

Charpentier

Te Deum

2000, 2011

Bach

Cantata 158

1996

Britten

Gloriana

1990

Chilcott

Jubilate

2005

Beethoven

Mass in C

1987, 1996, 2008, 2017

Coleridge Taylor

Hiawatha

1977

Borodin

Polovtsian Dances

1998, 2009

Charpentier

Messe de Minuit

2010, 2021

Coleridge Taylor

Hiawatha

1977

Chilcott

Requiem

2017

Come and Sing – Haydn's Nelson Mass

Saturday 18th November 2023, 10am-3:15pm

St. Alphege Church, Whitstable CT5 1AY

Conductor: Spencer Payne

Nelson Mass Whitstable Sing along
Family Carols 2023

CHRISTMAS CONCERT – FAMILY CAROLS

Saturday 09th December 2023, 2:30pm

St. Alphege Church, Whitstable CT5 1AY

Directed by Spencer Payne

SINGING DAY – British Choral Classics

Saturday 27 May 2023, 10am-4pm

St. Johns Church, Whitstable CT5 1JS

Directed by Spencer Payne

Singing Day
Summer concert

SUMMER CONCERT – European Sacred and Secular Choral Classics

Sunday 02 July 2023, 7:30pm

All Saints Church, Whitstable CT5 1PG

Directed by Spencer Payne

Mozart Requiem Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art

MOZART Requiem & PURCELL Come Ye Sons of Art

Saturday 1st April 2023, 7:00pm

Herne Bay High School, CT6 7NS

Directed by Spencer Payne

Concert MESSIAH 2022

MESSIAH

Handel

Saturday 19th November 2022, 7:00pm

Herne Bay High School, CT6 7NS

Directed by Spencer Payne

Festival Chamber Orchestra

SOLOISTS:

Soprano: Kirsty ONeill

Mezzo-soprano (alto): Victoria Rowcroft

Tenor: Peter Ellis

Bass: James Oldfield

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

FAMILY CAROLS

Saturday 10th December 2022, 3:00pm

St. Alphege Church, Whitstable, CT5 1AY

Directed by Spencer Payne

Concert CHRISTMAS 2022