Next concert: 20 November 2021
Also featuring Zadok the Priest
When: Saturday 20 November 2021, 7.30 pm
Where: St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5LU
After a very long break due to the Covid situation, our next concert will be held on Saturday 20 November at St Mark’s Church, Broadwater Down. As well as including the Messiah, the concert will also feature another Handel favourite, Zadok the Priest. All tickets already purchased for the concert planned for 21 March 2020 will be valid on the new date. Tickets for 20 November will be available to purchase online in due course. Click here to until go to our Tickets page for more details.
Rehearsals resumed on Wednesday 8 September 2021, at the Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1FE. Rehearsals will be from 17.30 to 19.00, without an interval. The hall in the community centre provides a large and well-ventilated space for singing, as well as ample car parking. While masks are required when moving about the Community Centre, they are NOT required when singing.
As soon as we can, we hope to return to our usual rehearsal time of Wednesday evenings during school terms from 7.45-9.45 pm, back at the usual venue of Ashdown Primary School, Herne Road, Crowborough TN6 2NT. The hall at Ashdown School is a also great place to sing in and there’s ample car parking space.
We don’t have formal auditions and no one will ask you to sing on your own, so why not come to a rehearsal and give singing with us a try? You can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.
Here’s what one of our members says about us:
“I’ve had a great time over the last few years rediscovering the joy of singing, learning some wonderful new music and honing my musicianship. Thank you to Colin (Moore) and Derek (Watmough) for their enthusiastic and light-hearted nurturing of our musical skills to bring out the best in us and produce performances of which, I think, we didn’t believe ourselves capable.”
Founded in 1967 by Colin Moore, Crowborough Choral Society has sung in six countries and in eight languages, and over the years has performed over 300 works composed between 1565 and 2012. Since April 2017, our Musical Director has been Mark Beesley.
The society performs two ‘classical’ concerts a year, and usually a programme of lighter music in the summer. We also perform Christmas carols at local churches.
The annual subscription is currently £115.
In addition to singing, the society organises a range of social events for members and their families and friends, including quiz evenings, barn dances and race nights. In recent years the choir has visited Poland, Spain and Hungary. A concert in St Michael’s Church, Budapest was shared with the Zrínyi Miklós Egyetemi Énekkar choir. Click in the links section under the ‘About us’ tab above to view the impromptu encore to this concert where both choirs sang together.
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