Sound the trumpet!

This term we return to classical repertoire, but for the first time we will be joined for our autumn concert on 30th November by a brass ensemble, we will perform John Rutter’s “Gloria”, Schutz’ “Jubilate”, Will Todd’s “The Call of Wisdom” and Bruckner motets. This is music that is in turn exciting, lively, and sonorous.  Rehearsals have progressed well and a lovely sound will be delivered on the night.  With brass, percussion and organ accompaniment, this will be a concert not to be missed.

The concert is in St James’ Church Nayland on Saturday 30th November at 7.00pm.  Tickets are £10 each (under 16s free) and are available from any choir member or at Nayland Post Office, or call 07954 334548.  They will also be available at the door, but please buy in advance if you can as it helps to know numbers – even if only to plan how much mulled wine to provide!

Midsummer Cabaret

midsummer cabaret audience and choirOur new format summer concert was a lovely event.  Instead of the lunchtime barbecue of recent years, this was an evening cabaret with food and wine.  The village hall was decorated and laid out to provide a jazz club atmosphere and as always, choir members provided excellent refreshments, this time in the form of a cheese ploughman’s and fresh strawberries and cream.

midsummer cabaret choirMusic from Cabaret, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof and other favourites was enjoyed by both the choir and the audience and this time we were supported and accompanied by an excellent saxophone quartet.



Our autumn / winter concert this year will be “Jubilate”, on 30th November in St James’ Church, Nayland.   We will be joined by a brass ensemble to perform music for choir and brass by composers ranging from the 17th century (Heinrich Schutz’ Psalm 100) to the present day, including the Gloria by John Rutter.   Along the way we will add in motets by Bruckner and others, and music for brass.