We are devastated by the loss of our quite brilliant accompanist, David Coram. For over 10 years he has been an important part of the SCC family. He guided us through three major premieres, tours abroad where he tamed rogue organs, countless concerts in and around our great city and beyond, and of course our weekly rehearsals.
His contribution to our rehearsals was immeasurable. Such a sharp ear for what was going on, helping out as he most felt appropriate: from gentle persuasion to sometimes resorting to jabbing at the piano to move the basses onto the right note! Always alert to who needed help and where; always there with a verbal or musical quip; always entertaining and fun, knowing how and when to lighten the mood if things were getting bogged down; always so inventive in his improvised musical accompaniments; always brilliant.
We all have our own memories of David: his quirky antics, his flowery shirts, his constant battles with organs/pianos/harmoniums, his unfailingly brilliant playing in rehearsal and concert, his never-a-wasted-minute time-keeping!
We cannot imagine our choir family without him.
Sending our love to all those he loved, who loved him and to the many who will miss him profoundly.
Thank you for the music!
Saturday 9th March 2019
St. Mark’s Church, Salisbury
£10 in advance, £12.50 on the door
Salisbury Community Choir is a thriving amateur choir with over 150 members
The choir sings for the sheer love of it, but also challenges itself to develop up to and beyond its potential. The choir is non auditioned, some members read music and some do not. The mixture works and with patient encouragement from Jeremy, our fantastic Musical Director, the choir achieves amazing performance successes, whilst having a lot of fun along the way!
We are ambitious and adventurous musically, commissioning new works and organising and performing in both small and large scale concerts all over the UK. We regularly tour abroad, mainly to Europe, but have adventured further afield.
The SCC has a big heart and we have a real community focus, supporting each other and fundraising for a diverse range of charities, from Hospices to Homelessness.
If you love to sing, have a spirit of adventure and would like to be part of our community why not come and try us out!
The SCC thrives on the variety of the music it sings, from choral classics to classic pop!
Recent repertoire includes:
- Alexander L’Estrange & Joanna Forbes-L’Estrange: Freedom! – The Power of Song (SCC commission)
- Will Todd: The City Garden (SCC commission)
- Bob Chilcott: The Salisbury Vespers (SCC joint commission)
- Folk based songs and arrangements from Percy Grainger, Philip Lawson and Jonathan Rathbone, Will Todd and many more.
- Faure: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine
- Compilations from: Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, ABBA and many others
- Vivaldi: Gloria
- An extensive variety of carols and Christmas music.