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Our Autumn concert this year features music by composers who share the anniversary of their birth or death with the year 2018. Jacob Arcadelt’s almost unknown mass setting – Missa de Beata Virgine is the mainstay of the first half with other lighter pieces. The second half is centred around Claude Debussy’s only part songs – Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans -a sublime set of impressionist pieces which contrast with the Englishness of Parry’s iconic “I was glad” and his…
Do come and join us for our concert of Advent music and carols both traditional and modern, conducted by Stuart McIntosh. We are pleased to announce that for this concert we will be joined by the choir of Holy Trinity C.E. Primary School, Ramsgate. A delightful occasion and an uplifting start to the Christmas season.
The Harmoniemesse, or Wind Band Mass, is the last of the six great masses that Haydn wrote for the name day of Maria Hermenegild, wife of his employer, Prince Nicolaus Esterházy. This celebratory work featuring sparkling, lengthier choral movements interspersed with intricate solo sections will sit alongside a selection of motets, mostly in the classical Viennese style, by Mozart, Glück, Gasparini and Michael Haydn.
Our summer concert will feature a collection of some of the most beautiful anthems and motets ever composed. Celebrating poignant settings of scripture by Wesley and Purcell, as well as double chorus favourites such as such as Wood’s Hail Gladdening Light, we will be performing in the Gothic gem that is the spectacular Shrine of St Augustine and Pugin’s Church in Ramsgate. Hosanna to the Son of David – Weelkes Haec Dies – Byrd Ave Jesu Christe – Philips O…
Our concert at Westbrook on 9th November promises a trans-Atlantic musical journey from the ancient to the contemporary. Highlights from across the water will include Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep” and Morten Lauridsen’s modern classic “O Magnum Mysterium”.
Christmas is coming, and rehearsals are underway for our concert of seasonal music both traditional and modern. For the second consecutive year Thanet Chamber Choir is delighted to be joined by the fresh and talented young voices of Holy Trinity School, Ramsgate. St Nicholas-at-Wade Church, renowned for its magical acoustics, will be the venue for what promises to be a memorable start to the Christmas season! As well as traditional favourites the program will include pieces by our own Tim…