Future Events

2022

23rd April, 7:30pm
Douai Abbey
Handel Dixit Dominus and Haydn Nelson Mass
Goring Gap Festival & Jubilee Celebrations
4th June, Rectory Gardens, GoringFolk songs
7th June, Morrell Room, Streatley
(book launch event)
Excerpts from Handel's Messiah
8th – 11th August
(Monday–Thursday)
Evensong services at Norwich Cathedral
15th October, 3pm
St. Thomas Church, Goring
Autumn concert

Concert Ticket Bookings

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

Top Notes

Handel and Haydn at Douai Abbey

On the 23rd of April the choir will present its major concert for 2022: performances of Handel's Dixit Dominus and Haydn's Nelson Mass in the magnificent surroundings of Douai Abbey.

The orchestra for this concert will be the renowned early music ensemble, Charivari Agréable. Our choir will be joined by professional soloists for the occasion.

Douai Abbey is situated in Upper Woolhampton, between Reading and Newbury. The Abbey church, founded in 1933, provides a wonderful space in which to perform great music. Goring Chamber Choir has given several concerts there, most recently in February 2020—just before the first lockdown.

Here is a memento of that concert.

Excerpt

Hear the choir singing In my Father's house, from our concert programme at Douai Abbey, 15th February 2020.

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 welcome singers to join the 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

Souvenir

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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