|Saturday 2nd July at 7.30pm
St Thomas’s Church
The celebration of our 30 year evolution in Salisbury as a true Community Choir from humble beginnings to the thriving choir we continue to be.
Singing Together Again!
Hurrah – we are back singing together again on THURSDAYS at our usual time of 7.15pm – taking appropriate precautions of course.
The 2021/22 season is an exciting time for us. It is 30 years since Salisbury Community Choir was founded and we will be celebrating in style with a concert showcasing all that is great about the choir. July 2022 will also mark the end of 14 years with our fantastic conductor Jeremy Backhouse who is retiring this summer. The choir will be very sad to be saying goodbye to Jeremy but recruitment is well underway to find our new Musical Director and to start our next chapter.
Celebrating 30 years !
The choir is enthusiastically preparing for an exciting and moving concert on July 2nd to celebrate the 30 years of the choir. Over 90 singers are due to perform pieces that represent all those years of being together invoking many happy memories, celebrating the choir’s connections and its worldwide tours. We will be singing pieces by Will Todd, Bob Chilcott, Karl Jenkins, Alexander L’Estrange and Joanna Forbes Estrange and John Rutter alongside some other choir favorites including a medley from Les Miserables.
Come along and hear us on Saturday July 2nd at 7.30pm at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury.
Tickets available soon.
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.