Next concert: 2 April 2022

Festa Veneziana

Featuring the Vivaldi Gloria and works from Venetian composers

When: Saturday 2 April 2022, 7.30 pm
Where: St Mark’s Church, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5LU

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Join us in April for celebration of the music Venice, featuring the Vivaldi Gloria and works from composers such as Monteverdi, Cavalli, and Andrea Gabrieli. We will be joined by Robin Jeffrey on lute, and soloists Alessandra Testai and Sidonie Winter. Following the success of our Messiah concert in December, we return to St. Mark’s Church in Broadwater Down. Tickets will be available soon. Click here to go to our Tickets page for more details.

Rehearsals

We resumed rehearsals in September 2021 after a lengthy Covid-enforced break. Rehearsals currently take place on Wednesdays at the Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1FE. We rehearse from 17.30 to 19.00 (without an interval). The first rehearsal for the Spring term will be on Wednesday 5 January 2022 (tbc). 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 centre, they are NOT required when singing.

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.”


About us

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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