That's the principle of Thame Choral Society, a 50-strong, mixed-voice choir that performs a wide range of choral music from renaissance and baroque to the present day.
Formed in 1960 by Geoffrey Chaplin, then headmaster of the newly-opened Wenman School, it is Thame's longest-running choral group. The non-audition choir is welcoming and friendly and invites anyone wishing to find out more to come to one of their Wednesday evening rehearsals at Haddenham Methodist Church starting at 7.30 pm.
Click below for a membership form to join Thame Choral Society
Wednesday, 5 September 2018 Rehearsals start for Christmas Concert
Saturday, 8 December 2018 Christmas Concert at St Mary's Parish Church, THAME
Saturday, 26 January 2019 Annual Quiz Night
Saturday, 9 February 2019 Open Workshop on Mozart's Requiem
Saturday, 11 May 2019 Performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, HADDENHAM
What a Summer...
...and I'm not referring to the warmest and driest summer for 42 years, but the wonderful concert that took place in June. By way of a change from the summer garden concert that we've held for the past few years, this year we joined with another of Director Helen Swift's choirs - the Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir - to present a concert of songs from the British Isles. This was quite a challenge for us as the concert quickly followed the very successful performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah in Thame the previous month.
The concert, presented by Churches Together in Haddenham in support of Christian Aid, was performed to a capacity audience at the large parish church of St Mary the Virgin in Haddenham. Opening with a surprise item - the skirl of the pipes from by Highland Piper Richard Jasper - the two choirs entertained with songs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with each choir singing two sets individually and two sets jointly, finishing with a rousing performance of World in Union arranged for both choirs.
The concert was so well received that villagers are still talking about it and demanding when they can expect another one!
Petite Messe Solennelle
This lovely piece by Rossini is the mainstay of our Christmas Concert. We'll be singing some fabulous Christmas carols as well, some of which the audience will join us too!
For this concert we're very happy to welcome new singers and old friends. You'll be given a warm welcome at our rehearsals every Wednesday from 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm at Haddenham Methodist Church starting on Wednesday, 5th September. If you'd like to bring your own copy, we're using the Ricordi edition.
Please do contact us if you'd like any more details.
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