December 16th 2023, 5:30pm
Ticket details coming soon
Thank you to our audiences
It is always reassuring when a good and appreciative audience turns out on a Saturday evening to attend one of our performances. It is especially pleasing that on these occasions, as a Community Choir we are able, with our audiences’ support, to raise substantial funds for local charities. This year we have raised £295 for the Stars Appeal, £745 for Salisbury Hospice and over £1000 for the Salisbury Branch of Samaritans.
The Year Ahead
Our Christmas Concert will be on Saturday 16th December 2023 in St Mark’s Church at the earlier time of 5.30pm. The twilight concert has a traditional programme with a few twists. Finishing early evening, you’ll still have time to party afterwards or go home and curl up in front of the TV.
Saturday 23rd March 2024 will see our Spring Concert taking place. This is provisionally entitled Surf and Turf as 2024 is the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the RNLI.
Also at some point in the first half of next year the Choir is hoping to host a Come and Sing workshop that will be open to all and which will offer people a chance to join us for a day to experience being part of a Community Choir.
Saturday 22 June is the date of our Summer Concert at St Martin’s Church. With works by varied composers such as Antonio Vivaldi, Ēriks Ešenvalds, and Martin Palmeri, the finale will be Faure’s Requiem Op 48.
The Choir is also planning to go to Brittany during July performing Faure’s Requiem and other pieces at Les Musicales de Redon.
If any of this sounds like something you would enjoy being part of we are always happy to hear from potential members. Do please contact our Membership Secretary if you would like more information about the Choir. Our next term of rehearsals starts on Thursday 4th January at Chafyn Grove School.
Salisbury Community Choir is a thriving amateur choir with over 130 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 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)
- Martin Palmeri: Misa a Buenos Aires Misatango
- Will Todd: The City Garden (SCC commission)
- Bob Chilcott: The Salisbury Vespers (SCC joint commission)
- Medleys of music from The Beatles, The Carpenters, James Bond and Gershwin
- Faure: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine
- Compilations from: Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, ABBA and many others
- Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man
- An extensive variety of carols and Christmas music.
If you are thinking about joining us out contact Gill, our Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org