|Christmas Concert 2022
17th December 2022 at 7.30pm
St Mark’s Church, Salisbury
The year ahead!
Finally, we are back singing together again on THURSDAYS at our usual time of 7.15-9.15pm. It is wonderful to be together again, great to see so many old members who have returned post pandemic and to be welcoming new members as well.
We have happy memories of our Summer Concert, the last sung under the direction of Jeremy Backhouse who we shall miss, and of our wonderful 30th anniversary dinner held at the Guildhall in July.
Graham Coatman has now been appointed as our new Musical Director and he is busy getting to know us and we, him! He is introducing us to new music, and like any good MD is cajoling us, stretching us, and proving that we are more capable than we ever think we are!! It is an exciting time for the choir.
We have three concerts planned for 2022/23, the first being the traditional Christmas concert with the usual mix of Christmas songs and carols. The theme for our spring ’23 programme is Around the World in 80 Minutes, when we shall travel on a musical journey through Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Antipodes but also return home. The final concert of the year, to be performed in summer ’23, full of energy and celebration, will take us on a trip to the theatre and cinema and will feature medleys from popular musicals.
Salisbury Community Choir is a thriving amateur choir with over 120 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)
- 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 Jan, our Membership Secretary at email@example.com