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.
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In-person rehearsals are starting again! We will be meeting every Wednesday at 7.30pm, starting on Weds 8th September, at Haddenham Community Junior School. We will be singing Vivaldi's Gloria plus later in the term we will start practicing carols in preparation for our Christmas concert. If you would like to try us out do come along on 8th September - our first rehearsal of the term is always a fun, relaxed evening where we sing some old favourites together. Social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place to keep everyone safe.
Saturday 4th December 2021
Thame Choral Society are very excited to return to St Mary's Church in Thame for our Christmas Concert! It will be two years since we have performed and we have been delighted to gather again for rehearsals. The programme includes carols, both by the choir and for our audience to join in with, AND Vivaldi's Gloria. Ticket information TBA shortly, but please pop the date on your calendar NOW!!
Earlier in 2020 Thame Choral Society worked with Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir and Towcester Choral Society to bring a Smile to your face!
Our 60th Anniversary
The season which began in September 2019 was the 60th year of singing for Thame Choral Society and we chose two very different items for our Christmas and Spring concerts in this anniversary year.
On 7th December 2019 at St Mary's Church in Thame we performed the Mass in D Major, Op. 86 by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, together with some Christmas carols and seasonal songs.
In April 2020, again at St Mary's in Thame, we planned to sing one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire, Messiah by Handel. We last performed it at our 50th anniversary concert with Director Colin Spinks and it seemed fitting to revive this iconic work, this time with orchestral accompaniment, for our 6oth. However, following the outbreak of Coronavirus and subsequent introduction of lockdown restrictions, choral rehearsals and performances were cancelled across the UK - and sadly, we were forced to cancel Messiah. We do hope that we will be able to put this event on at a later date, and await news from the government regarding when this might be a possibility.
Do contact us if you would like to join us in whatever form our choir is able to take at the time.
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