Newbury Choral Society - bringing the finest choral music alive since 1885
We are a large, non-auditioned choir that has performed a wide and varied repertoire from Mozart to Tavener for over 130 years. We aspire to a high musical standard and aim to thrill our concert audiences. Joined by professional musicians such as the renowned chamber orchestra London Concertante and the region's leading orchestra Southern Sinfonia, we perform three concerts a year in the Newbury area. Our regular venues are St Nicolas Church, Newbury and the beautiful Abbey Church at Douai Abbey, Woolhampton. We hope you enjoy browsing our website and look forward to welcoming you at our rehearsals or at our next concert .
Cathal Garvey, Musical Director
|Our 2017 - 2018 season of concerts|
The 2017 - 2018 season started with a
collaboration with The Newbury & District Cancer Care Trust and
Macmillan Cancer Support, performing a varied range of Christmas
music from composers including Tavener, Rutter, Lauridsen and
Vaughan Williams, including
Today the Virgin, Jesus Child, O Magnum Mysterium
on Christmas Carols.
Newbury Weekly News can be
viewed by clicking
Lin Wilkinson’s review in the Newbury Weekly News can be viewed by clicking here.
In April 2018 we performed
Messa da Requiem
by Guiseppe Verdi. This enormous work
requires a huge orchestra and double choir, so we joined forces
with Billingshurst Choral Society and in a departure the venue
This was very exciting as we have been trying to organise this
work for a number of years.
With the London Uylsses Orchestra, soprano: Elizabeth Donovan,
mezzo-soprano: Hannah Pedley, tenor: David Junghoon Kim, bass:
Keel Watson and a combined choir of 190 singers, the concert was
a spectacular and memorable evening. To view Fiona Bennett's
review in the Newbury Weekly News click
With the London Uylsses Orchestra, soprano: Elizabeth Donovan, mezzo-soprano: Hannah Pedley, tenor: David Junghoon Kim, bass: Keel Watson and a combined choir of 190 singers, the concert was a spectacular and memorable evening. To view Fiona Bennett's review in the Newbury Weekly News click here.
Our summer season will see us return
to Douai Abbey in June 2018 for Visions of Albion, a festival of
the finest English choral music. The choir will perform some
familiar and much lovedworks by Elgar, Vaughan Williams,
Stanford, Parry, Finzi and Tavener. For more information click
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Newbury Choral Society Thanks
they have a pleasing balance of voices, and abundance of vocal
colour and good diction...
The choir were fully-engaged in the blues idiom here, voices
raised effectively for a powerful climax...
Choir the pride of Newbury....
to all who took part in this wonderful concert, it was a
pleasure to be in the audience....
precise, interpretive conducting brought out the best in choir
Newbury Choral Society’s menu offers a lot to digest....
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