New York, N.Y.
December 14, 2015
Weymouth Choral Society receives special invitation
Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced that director Helen Brind and the Weymouth Choral Society have been invited to participate in a performance of Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light; A Requiem on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance will take place in Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium on Sunday, November 20, 2016 under the baton of Dr Jonathan Griffith. These outstanding musicians will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Howard Goodall will be present as composer-in-residence. DCINY’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Dr. Jonathan Griffith will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency.
Our last concert
Hallelujah Is Our Song
Weymouth Choral Society under the baton of musical director, Helen Brind, ushered in spring with a magnificent early Easter concert at St. Mary’s Church in Weymouth. The concert was entitled Hallelujah Is Our Song and featured some of the best-known and best-loved music in praise of the resurrection of Christ - a Mass by Schubert and part of Handel’s Messiah.
The choir was in superb form, supported by two outstanding soloists, soprano Abbi Temple and baritone Michael Dewis, and accompanied throughout by the society’s president, David Bruce-Payne at the organ. His masterful playing movingly matched the many moods of the concert from quiet pathos to jubilant triumph.
Weymouth Choral Society is delighted to announce a free concert in Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth on Saturday 14th May 2016 at 2.30pm and 3.30pm under the baton of Musical Director Helen Brind and supported by accompanist Louise Dukes. The concert is the first in the 2016 series in the Gardens and will feature a musical pick-and-mix for spring. The choir will sing a programme to suit all tastes with pop and jazz classics (such as Blue Moon; Streets of London; Sailing; Lullaby of Broadway), songs from the shows (including The Sound of Music; Annie get your Gun; The Merry Widow), ballads and spirituals. Do come along and enjoy the beautiful gardens, the seaside, and some great music! http://www.greenhill-gardens.co.uk/
On 5 June we shall be singing at the Best of Dorset Show at Weymouth Pavilion from 2.30pm http://www.weareweymouth.co.uk/
Our next concert is 18 June 7.30pm at All Saints' School, Wyke Regis, Weymouth. A SUMMER SYMPHONY – with Weymouth Choral Society & Weymouth Concert Brass, under the batons of Musical Directors Helen Brind and Kevin Goodwin, supported by accompanist Louise Dukes. Following the very successful guest appearance of the band with the Choral Society last summer, these two popular local groups of musicians will once again join forces for a variety-packed evening of music-making. Read More
Saturday 9 July - 6 pm Venue to be confirmed. We will be appearing as guests of Dorset Sinfonia at their BBC "Ten Pieces" concert, singing "Dies Irae" from Verdi's Requiem
Saturday 17 September - Weymouth Choral Society will be taking part in the All Saints' School, Wyke Regis, Weymouth MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, an event with live bands, solo artists, student performances, dance, craft, art, food and trade stalls, vintage vehicles & sport displays, fashion shows, inflatable fun, BBQ, 35 ft climbing wall and much more. Guaranteed to be a family fun day that everyone will enjoy.
Saturday 29 October 7.30pm at St John's Church, Weymouth our Autumn concert with Verdi's ever-popular "Gloria" and a selection of contrasting pieces from modern British composers.
From 17 November to 21 November some of our members will be in New York, culminating in a performance of the American Premiere of Howard Goodall's Eternal Light: A Requiem .
Our Christmas Concert will take place on Saturday 17 December 7.30pm at St John's Church, Weymouth. This year's concert will be a joint one with Dorset Sinfonia, following our successful collaboration with them last year, with a festive programme for all the family.
On Saturday 25 February 2017 7.30pm at Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth Choral Society will be among guests performing at a gala concert in aid of local charity Family Counselling Trust http://www.familycounsellingtrust.org/
SAVE THE DATE - Weymouth Choral Society and Barclays House Choir will be performing "Elijah" at Wimborne Minster on Saturday 3 June 2017 7.30pm, featuring Jonathan Prentice as Elijah.