News and Events
Grantham Choral Society's
2023 Concert Season
Grantham Choral Society's Summer Social and Autumn Workshop 2023
GCS members gathered in Manthorpe’s beautiful St John the Evangelist Church in July for our summer social. Over a glass of wine, we had the chance to showcase (show off?) some of the pieces we had looked at and listened to in our informal summer season with our Musical Director, David Humphreys. Over May and June, we’ve covered a range of early European music from Plainsong to Purcell, with appropriate attention to local man William Byrd in this, the 400th anniversary of his death. The audience of friends and family were treated to an impromptu performance of Victoria’s Nunc Dimittis, Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus, and To the Hills and the Vales from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. The summer season was a great success which we hope to repeat in future years. Our (only slightly) more formal autumn season starts again on Saturday 2nd Sept with a morning workshop to introduce the autumn repertoire, with weekly rehearsals from Tuesday 5th Sept at 7:30pm in Harrowby Lane Methodist Church. Please click here to view photos.
Review of our previous concert -
Grantham Choral Society's Spring concert included both Mozart's 'Vespers' and Vivaldi's 'Magnificat'. "At a time when choral singing in England is generally under threat of philistine funding-cuts never has the old adage 'use it or lose it' been more appropriate. The Choral Society serves Grantham very well. Happy anniversary!"
You can read a comprehensive review of our concert in the Grantham Journal with our thanks to reviewer James Bone.
Other concerts which may be of interest
24th Feb 2024 – Bingham Choral Society Come & Sing Day with Bob Chilcott
Grantham Music Club - www.Grantham-music-club.org.uk
All concerts are performed at 7.30pm in ChristChurch, Finkin Street
Wednesday 21st February -
Wednesday 13th March -
Jeneba Kannah-Mason (piano)
'Hallelujah' Virtual Recording from the Cathedral of Barcelona
We hope you enjoy this virtual - and live - performance of the 'Hallelujah' Chorus from the Cathedral of Barcelona during lockdown.
COME & SING
Good Friday, 29th March, 2024, at Bottesford Parish Church
The Cranmer Company of Singers and Director of Music, Deborah Davies, are hosting another charity Come & Sing. This popular event, where time and talents are freely given, has raised up to £2,409 with over 190 singers taking part; so, bring your voice, bring a friend, have a good time and see how much we can raise in 2024.
John Rutter’s Requiem has become a firm favourite with choirs and audiences the world over. Though it necessarily has its dark moments, it is unmistakably optimistic in its message of hope and comfort, expressed through the beauty of the chosen texts and Rutter’s uplifting music.
Soprano: Rachel Cropley
Oboe: Victoria Price
‘Cello: Steven Halls
Organist: Philip Robinson
Conductor: Deborah Davies
All welcome - £6/10/15 to sing, tiered as we ask you to select the amount you wish to give. Donations on the door from the audience. Money raised will go to the East Africa Hunger Crisis Appeal via Tearfund.
Rehearsal 4.30pm (arrive earlier to register), charity performance at 7.30pm.
Singers please book your place by contacting Heather: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 947 4759.
Music provided if required.
Singers – if you wish, bring a picnic supper to have between rehearsal and performance. Sober dress.
Come ... and ... Sing, or Come and Listen, you will be made very welcome.