Baroque Music for Royal Houses
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Baroque Music for Royal Houses

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The choir, once again, will be accompanied by the Oxford Sinfonia who is in great demand across the region. The choir will be led by their Musical Director, Julian Harris.

Soloists Mollie Smith, soprano; Charlotte Collier, soprano and Christopher Willoughby, tenor will be making another welcome return visit to sing with the choir after their superb performances at the choir’s last concert in April.  They will be joined by Patrick Keefe, bass, who will be singing with the choir for the first time.

It is with great thanks to SS Peter & Paul Church in Deddington that it is providing the perfect venue for a Summer’s evening of Baroque music. The concert will include some typically lively as well as moving choral pieces by Vivaldi and Purcell. The programme will include:

  • Vivaldi Magnificat

  • Purcell O Sing Unto the Lord

  • Purcell Rejoice in the Lord

  • Purcell Te Deum and Jubilate

In addition to the choir’s programme, Simon Lenton will perform a trumpet solo, Clarke Suite in D major for trumpet.  Simon is best known as leader of the highly acclaimed Fine Arts Brass Ensemble.  His first solo CD, ‘Music for a Perfect Day’, was hailed by BBC Music Magazine as “stunning virtuosity” for his performance alongside organist Kevin Bowyer.

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Mendelssohn Elijah 2019
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Mendelssohn Elijah 2019

Banbury Choral Society will be performing a shortened version of Elijah in St Mary’s Church, Banbury accompanied on the organ. They will be conducted by Julian Harris and the soloists will be Lorna Perry, soprano; Ed Harrisson, tenor; and Jack Holton, bass.

The first performance of Elijah took place in Birmingham Town Hall on 26th August 1846 and was received with rapturous applause leading to several encores. Mendelssohn had taken several years to bring this oratorio to a listening audience. However, it was to be his last major work before he died from failing health in November 1847.

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An Evening with Wolfgang - Spring 2019
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Wolfgang - Spring 2019

Banbury Choral Society under the baton of their Conductor, Julian Harris, will perform a varied programme from Mozart's finest choral works including:

  • Coronation Mass

  • Solemn Vespers

  • Ave Verum

  • Exultate Jubilate

The Soloists are Mollie Smith (Soprano), Charlotte Collier (Soprano) and Christopher Willoughby (Tenor).  The choir will be accompanied by the Oxford Sinfonia.

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Christmas Concert 2018
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Christmas Concert 2018

A sparkling programme of choral favourites to begin the Christmas festivities.  The choir will be accompanied by orchestra and led by Musical Director, Julian Harris.  The programme will include:

  • Bach Magnificat in D
  • Charpentier Te Deum
  • Charpentier Messe de Minuit pour Noel
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Summer Concert 2018
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Concert 2018

In our second concert of the year, the choir will be performing an entertaining programme of choral music in the beautiful building of St Mary's Church, Banbury. Under the baton of Julian Harris, the choir will be accompanied on the grand piano and will perform the following pieces: 

  • Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer
  • Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Poulenc Gloria

Ravel The Mother Goose Suite will also be performed by two pianists as part of the programme.

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Haydn Creation
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Haydn Creation

A fitting way for the choir to end the year celebrating 75 years of choral singing, they will perform Haydn's major choral work 'Creation' under the baton of Julian Harris. The choir will be accompanied by the Oxford Sinfonia orchestra to give a rousing finish to 2017.

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