Spring 2020 Concert – Gloria

I have sung and conducted a number of great Glorias by the likes of Vivaldi, Poulenc, and John Rutter, and so it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I approached the writing of this piece. A few years ago, a young American singer from a children’s choir festival I was conducting said to me that she liked the piece of mine that they were singing. She then told me that she had recently sung another new piece that she really liked by ‘some guy called Vivaldi’. She asked me if I knew him. I was so struck by this, because to this young lady the piece might have been written yesterday. To her it felt fresh and communicative, and I thought, if I could emulate those feelings for just a few moments, I would be happy. Vivaldi’s Gloria was very much in my mind when I wrote my own setting.

Bob Chilcott © 2017

  • Bob Chilcott – Gloria
  • Franz Schubert – Mass No. 2 in G major, D 167
  • Interval 
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria, RV589

The performance will be on the 29th March at 7:30pm.

Tickets cost £12, and may be obtained from:

Quiz and Curry Night 2020

On Saturday 29th February 2020 we will be holding a Quiz and Curry Night at the Manor Prep School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, OX13 6LN.

We are again fortunate to have Steve Vaughan as our quiz master. This time the catering is being carried out by a local restaurant.

There will be a cash bar and a raffle.

Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

Tickets are £15 from:

Please bring your friends along to what should be a fun evening.

Understanding your voice with Anna Shackleton

28th June (Sunday) afternoon in the new River Room at Sutton Courtenay Church from 2:00pm to 5:30 pm with a break for refreshments.

In this afternoon workshop, Anna, a singer and teacher will help attendees to understand their voice – with some basic vocal anatomy for choral singers and how to apply good technique in practice. This will include some basic technical aspects, on how sound is produced when singing. There will be a various singing and breathing exercises to try. After a break for tea/coffee (which is included in the price) we will apply what we have learned to sing a piece in the second half.

Tickets cost £20 (or £10 for young adults aged from 18 but not yet 21), including refreshments, and may be obtained from:

This is an opportunity not to be missed!