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Come and Sing Elijah
Saturday 8th October 2016 9:30am to 5:30pm
Elijah prays that the widow’s son be restored to life.
You are invited to join with Epsom Chamber Choir to sing Mendelssohn’s popular oratorio Elijah under the baton of Musical Director Piers Maxim.
This will be a one day workshop rehearsing and then informally performing selected movements from the piece in the wonderful acoustic of
St Martin’s Church, Epsom, KT17 4PX.
Fee £15 (under 25s free) – payable in advance or on the day.
Registration will be at 9:30am. The event will finish at around 5:30pm.
No prior knowledge of the work is necessary. Scores will be provided if needed.
Light refreshments will be provided mid morning and afternoon. There will be a short break for lunch (lunch not provided).
Please register online here. If you require further information contact Nic on 01372 812269.
Advance registration will help us to administer the event, ensure sufficient scores and enable us to contact you with further information.
Elijah follows in the footsteps of the earlier oratorios of Baroque masters Bach and Handel whose works Mendelssohn loved but clearly reflects his own style as an early Romantic composer. The work depicts events in the life of the biblical prophet Elijah taken from the books of Kings (1 and 2) of the Old Testament.
Conductor – Piers Maxim
As well as being Musical Director for Epsom Chamber Choir, Piers is Organist and Director of Music at Malvern Priory and MD of the Elgar Chorale in Worcester. He has appeared regularly as conductor or chorus master in opera houses in Belgium, Germany, France and Holland and has conducted abroad as far afield as New York, Beijing and Cape Town.
Would you like to sing with us?
Vacancies arise in the choir from time to time and at the moment we are particularly looking for a tenor or two. If you are interested in auditioning, have choral experience and a good level of sight-reading, please contact Stephen Ridge using the form on our ‘Contact us‘ page.
Planning a wedding?
Epsom Chamber Choir is available to sing at your church service or civil ceremony. We offer a wide selection of hymns, anthems and other favourite music. For further information please contact us using the form on our ‘Contact us‘ page.
ABOUT THE CHOIR
We are a choir of about 35 voices based in Epsom, Surrey where we give at least six major concerts each year, mostly in St Martin’s Church.
We sing music by composers as different as ‘Fats’ Waller and Arvo Pärt and pieces that have just been written as well as the classics.
Each year at Christmas we help the National Trust to raise funds at Clandon Park and from time to time we sing Evensong in cathedrals such as St Paul’s, Winchester, Southwark, Ely, St Alban’s and, most recently, Gloucester in April 2015 and Guildford in May 2015.
We also tour abroad. In May 2012 we visited Chantilly, Epsom’s twin town, where we sang a concert at Sainte-Thérèse church in Bois Saint-Denis, and Mass at Notre Dame church. We also sang a concert at St Germain des Prés in Paris.
The choir has won Enterprise Awards on three occasions from the Performing Right Society. Epsom Chamber Choir, which was formed in 1969, is a Registered Charity number 1026721 and is affiliated to Making Music.
We belong to gerontius.net the website for choirs. Search gerontius.net for choirs or concerts in the Kingston-on-Thames (KT) post code area. We also advertise our concerts on www.wherecanwego.com’s What’s On Guide and concert-diary.com.
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