Summer Singers

Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Zoom – Online only

Do you fancy a relaxed and informal sing through a broad range of music? Join Epworth Choir for a friendly sing through music ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. From the sacred to the secular, the serious to the light-hearted, there really will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Broadway Revue

TBC: Hopefully this will be our first concert once we can return to live performances after the pandemic!

Rehearsed online during the COVID-19 pandemic, an upbeat performance of many of the best-loved melodies from the rich heritage of Broadway.

From Rogers and Hammerstein, Bernstein, Cole Porter and George Gershwin through to the present day, there really is something to get every foot tapping.

Free tea and cakes are available after the concert (baked by the choir!).

CANCELLED: Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man

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CANCELLED: Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man

The Committee have reached a decision that the safest option to protect the choir and our audience from the increased risk of exposure to the Corinavirus (Covid-19) is to postpone our performance of The Armed Man – A Mass for peace which we were due to perform on Saturday 21st March 2020 at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford.

We will contact all ticket holders in due course to advise on next steps.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and ask you to bear with us while we re-plan our schedule for the year.

Come and Sing: Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Saturday 1st February 2020, 11am – 5pm
Trinity Methodist Church, Woking

This year’s Come and Sing day featured Mendelssohn’s masterpiece, Elijah. With rousing choruses vividly portraying this biblical tale, this was an extremely popular and enjoyable workshop.

Members of the choir were joined by singers of all voice types, ages and abilities from the Woking area to learn and perform Elijah in a single day.

We kicked off with some warm-ups and then started getting familiar with the piece led by our conductor, Michael.

At the end of the afternoon we will put on an informal ‘performance’ of everything we’d learned for any of our friends and family.

 

 

Family Christmas Concerts 2019

Saturday 14th December 2019, 3.30pm and 7.30pm
Trinity Methodist Church, Woking

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.

Pirates of Penzance

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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:

Victoria Joyce (Mabel)
 
Catherine Backhouse (Ruth)
 
Anthony Flaum (Frederic)
 
Robert Gildon (Pirate King)
 
Ian Belsey (Major General)

Fairest Isle: The English Pastoral

Saturday 6th April 2019, 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

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.

Family Christmas Concert 2018

Concert posterMonday 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.