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Our next concert

Saturday, 6th January 2024, 3pm
St.Thomas of Canterbury Church, Goring on Thames, RG8 9DS

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Future Events

6th JanuaryEpiphany concert in St. Thomas' Church, Goring
April/MaySpring concert in a lighter vein
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

Ciao Italia! GCC Sings in Umbria

Members of the Goring Chamber Choir travelled to Italy in April to perform in the Umbrian towns of Foligno, Assisi and Spello. We were expertly accompanied by organist Steve Bowey, and fearlessly conducted by our musical director, Frances Brewitt-Taylor, who thoughtfully selected an Easter program of works by English and Italian composers including Casciolini, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Byrd, Morley and more.

Our first venue was the church of San Paolo Apostolo in Foligno, a modern church known as ‘The Cube’ due to its square shape, where we sang an evening mass in a truly Biblical rain storm. Fortunately, the sun was on our side the next evening in Assisi. We performed a concert in the spectacularly frescoed upper Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi – under a double rainbow. The next night we performed again, this time in neighbouring Spello at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.

After our concerts, the audiences were on their feet, clapping at length, even after we had taken many bows. Members of the audience sat enraptured with their eyes closed, and one audience member in Spello even said it was the best concert he’d ever attended!

Evensong at Norwich Cathedral

In August, last year, the choir had 4-day residency at Norwich cathedral, singing the choral evensong services from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th. We visit a cathedral in late summer almost every year and it is a highlight of the choir's calendar—a chance to combine beautiful music with spiritual calm.

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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