Updated Website and tickets on sale! 26 Oct 2017 - We have updated our website, which we think is simpler to read and easier to operate. We do hope that you like it. Any comments please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. Our annual carol concert is coming up on 10 December 2017 and as we had standing room only for some of our supporters last year we have decided to sell as many tickets as possible on line ahead of time. All you need to do is go to the concerts page, click on Carols by Candlelight where you will find a button that will take you to ticket (Read more)
New Conductor for September! 25 Aug 2017 - The Committee is delighted to announce the appointment of John Hargreaves, Director of Music at Woldingham School as our new conductor starting in September. His full biography can be found on the Conductor/Pianist page. We are extremely pleased that Jong-Gyung Park will continue as our pianist. We are very grateful to Anthony Zerpa-Falcon for his leadership over the past three years. We had a proper opportunity to say goodbye to him and thank him at the Choir party in June. For our February concert we will be singing Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op 80 and Dvorak Mass in D Major Op (Read more)
Dates for 2017/18 19 May 2017 - Work is continuing apace for our concert on 11 June in Penshurst Church, please do join us. You can buy tickets on line for £10 + booking fee by pressing the button on the concert page. Tickets will be on sale on the door at £12.50. The choir will then have a break from rehearsals for the summer period resuming in September. These are the dates for rehearsals and concerts for our next season: Rehearsal Dates 5 September to 12 December 2017 Christmas Break 9 January to 20 March 2018 Easter Break 10 April to 19 June 2018 We will (Read more)
Summer Concert 28 Apr 2017 - We are working hard on the music for the Summer Concert - It ain't necessarily so! Sadly this will be our last concert with our Director of Music, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon and we hope that it will be our best for him. We will be singing music from Lauridsen, Barber and Chilcott, Once again Jong-Gyung Park, Callum Yule and Pete Phipps will form a Jazz trio to accompany us. Diane Day and Arthur Coomber will be singing excerpts from Porgy and Bess. This is an exciting concert so please come and join us!
Summer Concert News 28 Apr 2017 - We are working hard on the music for the Summer Concert - It ain't necessarily so! Sadly this will be our last concert with our Director of Music, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon and we hope that it will be our best for him. We will be singing music from Lauridson, Barber and Chilcott, Once again Jong-Gyung Park, Callum Yule and Pete Phipps will form a Jazz trio to accompany us. Diane Day and Arthur Coomber will be singing excerpts from Porgy and Bess. This is an exciting concert so please come and join us!
February Concert Update! 23 Jan 2017 - We are delighted to announce the soloists singing Beethoven Mass in C on 25 February 2017. We are very pleased to once again welcome Cheryl Enever, soprano and Manuela Schuette, contralto who have both sung for us before. We are equally pleased to welcome William Balkwill, tenor and Jonathan Brown, bass who are joining us for the first time. The choir are practising hard for this concert with our director, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon who is also performing and conducting Beethoven Piano concerto No 3 in C Minor. We are also delighted that The Keld Ensemble are again playing for us. (Read more)
Happy New Year! 4 Jan 2017 - Happy New Year! Life never stands still for the society and whilst it is great to reflect on our wonderful, oversubscribed Carol Concert, Christmas and New year are now over so our thoughts are turning to February. Our first rehearsal for 2017 is on Tuesday 10 January when we will resume practice for our concert on 25 February 2017. We are opening the concert with Haydn Te Deum in C Major for the Empress Marie Therese. This will be followed by our Director of Music, Anthony Zerpa Falcon, conducting the Keld Ensemble for Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 from (Read more)
Late summer news – 21 August 2016 22 Aug 2016 - After a wonderful concert at the beginning of June the choir has been on its summer break. The concert was an interesting mix of old and new, exciting and uplifting for the choir and audience. We are indebted to our director, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon and our accompanist Jong-Gyung Park, for all their hard work and inspiring leadership as well as performing at the concert. The Choir will reconvene for the first rehearsal of its new season on Tuesday 6 September when we will begin rehearsals of Beethoven Mass in C Major. Our concert will take place on Saturday 25 February 2017 (Read more)
News 2016 9 Jan 2016 - FEBRUARY NEWS 2016 Welcome to our new Chair - Mary Symes. We wish her every success in her new role. Tuesday 1 March and Tuesday 22 March These rehearsals will be held in the Pre Prep department due to functions in the Jubilee Hall. Please make a note in your diaries! EASTER – Sunday 27 March - no rehearsals on Tuesday 29 March and Tuesday 5 April. Rehearsals restart on Tuesday April 12 NB This date has been changed FUND RAISING CONCERT - TUESDAY 10 MAY 8.00pm - POSTPONED Jong Gyung's recital on 10 May has been postponed until the Autumn. We (Read more)
November News 23 Nov 2015 - CAROL SINGING AT PENSHURST FARMERS MARKET – Saturday 5 Dec. 9.15 am – 10.45 am - please note start time - approx. with a break in the middle for coffee or some shopping. Roi Arden has kindly offered to conduct the choir again. As usual we have also invited members of Penshurst Church choir to join us. Do remember to wrap up warm! Please bring Carols for Choirs 1 (green). Ample parking at the Farmers Market. Proceeds in aid of Hospice in the Weald. CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 6.30 PM CONCERT AT PENSHURST CHURCH – Choir rehearsal (Read more)