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
A Summer Symphony
Weymouth Choral Society
Patriotism and good humour were the keynotes of a summer concert given jointly by the Weymouth Choral Society and Weymouth Concert Brass at All Saints’ School, Wyke Regis.
Under musical directors Helen Brind and Kevin Goodwin, the concert - entitled A Summer Symphony - was described as ‘a musical bonanza to suit all tastes’ and the enthusiasm of the packed audience showed that the goal was well and truly achieved.
On Saturday 29 October Weymouth Choral Society will present a full and varied programme of popular Baroque and Contemporary choral music. The Aliquando String Ensemble, with Winston Leese (trumpet), Helen Simpson (oboe) and Louise Dukes (piano/harpsichord) will accompany the singers and provide solo instrumental items. We are very pleased to announce that the concert will also feature prominently many young musicians from the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership (DASP) including members of the DASP Classics Choir and the Thomas Hardye Singers. Award-winning young cellist, Hannah McFarlane, will also be playing solo items. With the headliner of Vivaldi’s sparkling and ever-popular ‘Gloria’, the programme will also include other Baroque pieces including Bach’s lyrical and intense ‘Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring’ and Handel’s dramatic ‘Hallelujah’ chorus. The programme will then move forward to contemporary pieces from 20th and 21st century British composers such as Karl Jenkins’ haunting Benedictus from ‘The Armed Man’ and selections from his ‘Requiem’. With anthems and sacred pieces by Gordon Jacob, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ralph Vaughan Williams, this will certainly be a programme not to be missed.
Join Weymouth Choral Society and their very special guests at St John’s Church, Weymouth, for what promises to be an evening full of musical contrasts, reflections and delights.
Tickets, priced £10, are available from Harmony Music, Dorchester; Weymouth Pavilion, phone 07712 135150, from members, via our website weymouthchoralsociety.org.uk or at the door.
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 7.00pm 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/
On Saturday 8th April 2017 7.30 pm we shall be performing in a joint concert with the Quangle Wangle Choir at All Saints' School, Wyke Regis.
On Saturday 3 June 2017 7.30pm - Weymouth Choral Society and Barclays House Choir will be performing "Elijah" at Wimborne Minster on , featuring Jonathan Prentice as Elijah.