The Cambridgeshire Choral Society was
founded in 1959 to enable amateur singers from all parts of Cambridge to take
part in the performance of major choral works under a professional conductor,
with professional soloists and a full orchestra.
The Society consists of a number of smaller choirs based at the Village Colleges or local schools who meet separately on a weekly basis during the autumn and spring terms (10 weeks in each term). The choirs combine on some six to eight Saturday afternoons to rehearse under their Principal Conductor - Andrew Parnell.
No auditions are required but it is expected that potential members are able to sing- and to be able read music (but NOT sight read !!).
It is possible for more experienced singers to join as Associate Members and only attend the combined rehearsals.
Comberton Choir meet in the music room at Comberton Village College on Monday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00pm during school term times.
The 2013 concerts include the rarely performed but exciting African Sanctus by David Fanshaw a Churchill College Cambridge Fellow, which has some unusual but brilliant music based on the composers travels through Africa. This will be the main 2013 concert andwas held at West Road Concert Hall on Saturday February 16th.
The second concert of the year, Vivaldi Gloria and Faure Requiem, will take place on Saturday April 27th 2013 at 8pm in St John's College Chapel, Cambridge.
The 2012 main concert was Elgar's " Dream of Gerontius"and took place in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 31st March 2012, 7:30pm. Due to the double chorus parts this was done in conjunction with Ely Choral Society and the Ely Consort.
Earlier in 2012, Emmanual United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street Cambridge saw a performance of Britten's "St Nicholas" and Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Five Mystical Somgs" on Saturday 28th January 2012, 7:30pm.
If you are interested please contact Vera White on 01223 263467.
last update 02 March 2013