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Our next concert

Saturday, 4th May 2024, 3pm
St.Thomas of Canterbury Church, Goring on Thames, RG8 9DS

Tickets £15, under-18s admitted free

You can also buy tickets at:
Inspiration, The Arcade, High Street, Goring RG8 9AY
Garlands Organic, 6 Reading Road, Pangbourne RG8 7LY
or from a choir member

See the programme details

Future Events

4th MaySummertime to Skyfall
—the best of film music
8th – 11th AugustServices at Truro Cathedral
14th – 17th AugustServices at Exeter Cathedral

Concert Ticket Bookings

To book tickets for our concerts, please send email to tickets@goringchamberchoir.org.uk

Top Notes

A Change of Mood

For our Spring concert, this year, we are offering a more playful programme with our red‐carpet collection of classic songs from the silver screen. From the sultry atmosphere of Summertime (Porgy and Bess) to the suspense of Skyfall, there will be many changes of mood on the way: pulse‐quickening 9 to 5, Dancing Queen, lyrical Moon River, soulful Hallelujah and a host of other favourites.

Save the date now—May the 4th—and be ready to book your seat early. We're expecting a full house for this matinée. Keep an eye on this page or look out for our posters to see when tickets are available.

Popular Gifts

Our concert for Epiphany, Gifts of the Magi, played to a packed Church of St. Thomas on the 6th of January. The audience enjoyed a programme that considered the gifts brought to the manger by both rich and poor, and their meaning for the baby Jesus. The three gifts of the Magi signify his majesty but also his fate; the prayers and offerings of the poor are more modest but of greater value than riches.

The concert featured a bravura performance by our organist, Steve Bowey, of Epiphanie—a dazzling composition by the 20th–century French composer Gaston Litaize.

All joined in with two familiar and well-loved pieces: Gustav Holst's setting of In the bleak midwinter and the traditional Angels from the realms of glory. Gathering for drinks in the Canterbury Room, afterwards, sealed a very enjoyable afternoon.

About the Choir

Based in Goring-on-Thames, our choir draws members from around South Oxfordshire and Berkshire. We sing all year round, giving concerts in Spring, Autumn and at Christmas. Our repertoire ranges from the Classical through traditional to contemporary music. While our concerts always have familiar and popular pieces, we enjoy exploring new or lesser-known works — it keeps our programme fresh.

With such a strong showing over so wide a range of musical styles, there will be much to look forward to in Goring Chamber Choir's future concerts Henley Standard

More about the choir

We are looking for tenor voices to join our choir. If you'd like to become a member, contact us and come to a few of our rehearsals on Thursday evenings — you can join in and see how it feels. If you want to go ahead, you'll audition with our Musical Director. Our singers must be able to read sheet music, as we don't learn by ear, but we're not all polished sight-readers.

Goring Chamber Choir on CD


A collection of pieces from Goring Chamber Choir's broad repertoire of sacred and secular works, from Haydn and Mozart to Gershwin and Rodgers. On the way, we visit the great Victorian and Edwardian church composers, some traditional folk songs and a barber shop number.Full details

Christmas Souvenir

The choir at Christmas. Plainsong and medieval carols rub shoulders with contemporary Christmas music from around the world, and new settings cast fresh light on ancient and mystic texts.Full details

What is love?

This collection explores the many facets of love: from youthful desire through religious passion, love in adversity, the intertwining of souls, to separation and loss.Full details

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