We returned to our home in Woking for the popular Family Christmas Concerts. In the afternoon we were joined by a local school choir. There was a broad range of music to celebrate the festive season, with audience carols and popular choral numbers. Additional rousing brass and organ featured in the evening.
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 7.30pm
HG Wells Centre, Woking
Gilbert and Sullivan’s iconic operetta was brought to life with a full cast of soloists and orchestra. Featuring a score packed with memorable tunes and plenty of good humour, this was a truly enjoyable evening in support of our charity of the year, the York Road Project.
We were joined by the following soloists:
Epworth Choir presented an evening of beautiful music celebrating many of England’s best-known traditional melodies. The programme consisted of several folk songs arrangements, including Afton Water, Swansea Town, Yarmouth Fair and Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron by much-loved composers including Holst, Vaughan Williams and Warlock. The second half culminated with John Rutter’s beautiful suite, The Sprig of Thyme, which includes arrangements of The Keel Row and Down by the Sally Gardens.
The Choir was delighted to be joined by professional musicians from The Lakeside Clarinet Quartet, who also performed instrumental works by more of England’s best-loved composers and arrangers in the atmospheric surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.
Monday 10th December 2018, 7.30pm
Christ Church, Woking
Woking’s Epworth Choir performed its annual Family Christmas Carol Concert at Christ Church, Woking on Monday 10th December 2018. They were joined by the choir of Greenfield School, Woking.
The concert was held in aid of SSAFA, the armed forces charity. SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. The charity’s mission is to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.
This much-loved annual carol concert conducted by the choir’s Music Director, Michael Waldron, included uplifting carols and Christmas music to celebrate the festive season.
Saturday 24th November 2018, 7.00pm
Guildford Cathedral, Guildford
This Remembrance-themed concert marked the centenary of the Armistice, and formed part of a series of events marking Epworth Choir’s 60th anniversary year. The 200+ combined voices of Epworth Choir and Islington Choral Society were joined by the world-class Philharmonia Orchestra and a truly stellar line-up of vocal soloists. Internationally-acclaimed violinist Chloë Hanslip completed the line-up.
The first half of the programme featured Barber’s breathtaking Adagio for Strings, a solo performance by Chloë Hanslip, and the world premiere of a specially-commissioned orchestration of David Bednall’s powerful Nunc Dimittis. The second half of the programme culminated with the combined vocal and instrumental forces in a truly uplifting performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
Performed within the inspiring surroundings of the newly-refurbished Guildford Cathedral, the concert is supported SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. As Britain’s oldest military charity, their work is dedicated to helping servicemen and women, veterans and their families who are in need.