• Welcome to the Festival Chorus

    The Festival Chorus is a choir of over 100 voices based in South London- between Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common, London SW11/12. It performs three times a year, employs professional orchestras and soloists, and is one of the most established and accomplished amateur choral societies in South London. It is truly open to all, no matter what your ability or experience may be, and is very friendly and welcoming to new singers. There are no auditions. Simply turn up to one of our Monday rehearsals to join us.

Ticket alert!

We are anticipating that our Anniversary concert is going to be well attended by both singers and audience members. Paid up members for this term will receive 2 tickets for the concert to give to friends, but no more. If you think you will need more tickets you should apply for them through the St … Continue reading

Autumn Term 2016

Rehearsals will start on the 5th September for our 40th Anniversary Concert in November.We will be singing our new commission. ‘Voices of the Air’ is a piece in 6 movements and sets poems by Edward Thomas, Emily Dickinson, Rabindranath Tagore, Katherine Mansfield and Longfellow. Included in the concert is Zadok the Priest- Handel, Poulenc’s Gloria … Continue reading

Concert Review

Dear All, Congratulations to you all for such a splendid concert on Saturday! I thought your performance was rather excellent with moments of sheer brilliance in both the Dove and Orff. Our ‘orchestra’ played magnificently, deftly led by Elspeth and Will and our soloists, as well as singing beautifully, all commented on the confident and … Continue reading

AGM Tonight

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the AGM tonight 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road (opposite Fire Station), SW17 7RH. Closest Tube Tooting Bec. Some refreshments will be available from 7.30 and the Agenda is below via a link. We hope as many of you can attend as possible as it is … Continue reading

AGM

AGM 4th July , 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road (opposite Fire Station), SW17 7RH. Closest Tube Tooting Broadway. Some refreshments will be available and the Agenda will be circulated soon. We hope as many of you can attend as possible as it is always a great opportunity to get to know other members of … Continue reading

Heard it on the radio.

Choir member Julia Bright kindly offered a visit to Wandsworth Classical radio for a lucky winner of the auction, to be shown round and hear an interview with Andrea Brown our Musical Director. The day came and Elspeth and Ingrid happily sat in to listen. Here are some photos.

Rehearsal schedule etc.

Our term has opened with a flourish as we starting rehearsing for our Summer Concert with Carmina Burana (Orff) and The passing of the year (Dove) – a sequence of poems reflecting the seasons. There is still time to sign up. Concert : Saturday 2nd July, 7.30pm St Luke’s Church, Ramsden Road, SW12 Saturday Rehearsals … Continue reading

Practise links

Here is the cyberbas link for Carmina Burana http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Orff/orff_carmina_burana.htm and a performance to listen to The Dove does not have a cyberbas recording and unfortunately the You Tube videos are all of individual movements. Here is the link to the work and you can scroll down to find the movement you want to listen to. … Continue reading

The first rehearsal – tomorrow

Regular Festival Chorus members will know that the first rehearsal is always the busiest. It will be most helpful if you can bring your completed form to the rehearsal and once you have picked up your new music, move away from the entrance. The registration forms will on the benches behind Andrea, with sops and … Continue reading

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