Christmas Concert

Christmas ConcertWoking’s Epworth Choir and the Epworth Youth Choir will be performing a Family Christmas Carol Concert in Christ Church, Woking on Monday 13th December 2010 at 7.30pm. The concert will be supporting the Charity, CICRA (Crohns in Childhood Research Association).

This year’s concert will feature a new carol, Blessed be that Maid Marie, composed by the Choir’s Musical Director, Amy Bebbington. Other carols both old and new include, William Mathias’ Sir Christemas and John Rutter’s Sans Day Carol. There will be plenty of opportunity for everyone to participate in celebrating the festive season by joining in with the ever-popular audience carols accompanied on the Organ played by Guildford Cathedral organist, Katherine Dienes-Williams.

The Epworth Choir is proud to announce that young dancers from the Susan Robinson School of Ballet will also be performing during the concert. The talented young ballerinas, who perform with breathtaking elegance, often go on to pursue professional careers. In the past the ballet has really helped create a truly magical family Christmas atmosphere.

The charity, CICRA provides invaluable support for children and young people with Crohns Disease or Colitis. The charity also raises funds to enable research to be carried out into the causes of both diseases in the hope of eventually discovering a cure. The Epworth Choir are delighted to have this opportunity to support the vital work of this charity.

This much anticipated annual Carol Concert will, as usual, be a joyous evening of seasonal music that perfectly captures the true spirit of the Festive Season and must be a highlight of your Christmas List!

Sublime to Sizzlin’

Sublime to Sizzlin'Woking’s Epworth Choir announce this year’s Autumn Concert – ‘Sublime to Sizzlin’….!’ An Evening of Spirituals, Jazz and Songs from the Deep South. Epworth Choir are delighted to announce that the celebrated mezzo-soprano, Melanie Marshall will be the Guest Artiste. Melanie is frequently hailed as one of this country’s most versatile singers, encompassing jazz, opera, oratorio, musical theatre and cabaret. Her numerous recordings include John Rutter’s ‘A Christmas Festival’ and, ‘Feel the Spirit’, which will be performed at this concert. Melanie will also feature in ‘Highlights from Porgy & Bess’ arranged by Harry Simeone.

Epworth Choir are pleased to announce that the concert will also feature former Woking High School student, and Woking Musician of the year Finalist, Alexander Campbell, who will be performing Jazz Solos on the Trombone. Also appearing will be The Epworth Youth Choir, Daniel Hill, piano and Andrew Martin, Percussion. The concert will be conducted by Amy Bebbington.

The concert will be supporting The Friends of Woking Community Hospital.

Mozart Requiem

Mozart RequiemEpworth Choir opened their 52nd Season with a performance of Mozart Requiem, Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate and Schubert Mass in G major at Guildford Cathedral on Saturday 24th April 2010.

The soloists on this occasion were Helena Dix, soprano, Rachel Lindop, mezzo-soprano, Richard Monk, tenor and Paul Charrier, bass and the orchestra was the Merriman Concert Orchestra. This was the debut concert for Epworth Choir’s newly appointed Music Director, Amy Bebbington.

Helena DixThe concert commenced with the exquisitely beautiful and lyrical Mass in G major followed by a virtuoso performance of Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate sung by Helena Dix. The second half featured Mozart’s deeply moving and hauntingly dramatic Requiem.

The audience were most generous in their support of the St Luke’s Cancer Centre Charity, GRACE, with a retiring collection of £774.