Category Archives: News

Our September email newsletter

View the latest Renaissance Choir newsletter at this link. You can also find back issues at this link and you can subscribe to future newsletters from this page. Pictured is Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose music we will be performing on 27 October. Read more.

Preview of “Lest We Forget” concert on Saturday 27 October

“Lest We Forget” is the title of our next Petersfield concert. It is a commemoration of the end of World War 1. This concert provides the astonishing programming opportunity of performing works from three composers who served in their respective armies in the war: the British Army (Ralph Vaughan Williams), the French Army (André Caplet)… [Read More]

Christmas concert in aid of Rowans Hospice

Tickets are now on sale for the Christmas Concert in aid of Rowands Hospice at Portsmouth Cathedral on 8 December. Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and The Renaissance Choir will be celebrating 25 years of the Hospice and raising money for the Silver Jubilee Appeal. Tickets from the Portsmouth Cathedral shop or via the link below: https://www.rowanshospice.co.uk/events/25years-christmas-concert

“Lest We Forget” concert on Saturday 27 October

We start our new year of singing with a concert which commemorates the centenary of the end of World War I: Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Hindemith’s Six Chansons and Caplet’s Messe a trois voix. Read more on our concert page. Preview notes can be found here.

Our June email newsletter

View the latest Renaissance Choir newsletter at this link. You can also find back issues at this link. Feel free to subscribe to future newsletters from the home page. Pictured is Francis Poulenc, whose music we will be performing on 14 July. Read more.

Preview of “European Sacred Music” on 14 July

Lovers of Poulenc, Renaissance polyphony, and sacred choral music of the 19th and 20th Centuries will delight in this Renaissance Choir summer concert programme conducted by Peter Gambie. The chorally rich and varied emotion of Poulenc’s Gloria will be complemented by the scintillating accompaniment of pianist Karen Kingsley. Renaissance masterpieces include the popular Miserere by… [Read More]

Recording session at Kingston University

Last Saturday The Renaissance Choir spent a day in the Visconti Studio at Kingston University to record material for a new CD. MD Peter Gambie directed a recording of Ian Schofield’s Stream of Life, commissioned by the choir in 2016, as well as Renaissance polyphony by Orlando Lassus and William Byrd. We also recorded Francis… [Read More]

“European Sacred Music”

Our next concert is entitled “European Sacred Music”. It will be on the evening of Saturday 14 July at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Rd, Portsmouth PO4 0DY. We will be singing Poulenc’s Gloria, Allegri’s Miserere Mei, Rachmaninov’s Bogoroditsye Dyevo, works by Byrd and Lassus, and Schofield’s recent composition written for the choir,… [Read More]

Our March newsletter

If you missed it, please click here to read. You can also find back issues at this link. Feel free to subscribe to future newsletters from the home page. We will be reproducing Breughel’s The Netherlandish Proverbs painting (among others) in our programme for Saturday. Come and see how many of the 112 proverbs you can spot!

Our February newsletter

If you missed it, please click here to read. You can also find back issues at this link. Feel free to subscribe to future newsletters from the home page. Pictured is St Peter’s Church, Petersfield, where we will be singing our next concert.