Category Archives: News

Reviews of our “Christmas Joy” concerts

“There were lots of lovely comments on the concert – you can rightly be proud of the choir. Please extend my heart-felt thanks to all the choir members for enabling £600 to be raised for the Family Support Work Charity”. “I wanted to let you know how fabulous the concert was last night. What with… [Read More]

Don’t leave it too late to vote for The Renaissance Choir in The News Guide Awards!

The awards aim to highlight the best in the local arts world from throughout the past year and will be presented on Monday January 29 at The New Theatre Royal. You can vote online by following this link: tinyurl.com/GuideAwards2017. The deadline is midnight on Saturday December 30. Read more at: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/whats-on/gigs-and-music/one-week-down-three-to-go-but-don-t-leave-it-too-late-to-vote-in-our-guide-awards-1-8283126

“Christmas Joy” programme – a feast of seasonal music

As last year we will be performing on two consecutive nights. Although some of the Christmas motets and carols may not be so well known, there will be plenty of audience participation! The programme has been planned by two choir members on the theme of “Christmas Joy”. Jingle Bells and Carol of the Bells show… [Read More]

The Renaissance Choir shows versatility

The Emsworth-based Choir presented a programme at St. Peter’s Church, Petersfield on Saturday 21 October, which was the third to be centred around a movement from the mass. This time it was Agnus Dei from 16th to 19th Centuries settings. The Choir, conducted by Peter Gambie, sang superbly throughout the evening, showing their versatility, with… [Read More]

Our latest newsletter (October 2017) is available

View the latest Renaissance Choir newsletter at this link. You can also find past issues on that page. 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.

Concert programme up to December 2018

Please see http://www.renaissancechoir.org.uk/concerts where we’ve listed basic info on all concerts up to December 2018. We’ve got a year of some wonderful repertoire: works by “Dutch masters” Lassus, Clemens and Sweelinck in the spring, Allegri’s Miserere, Rachmaninov’s Bogoroditsye Dyevo and works by Bruckner, Glinka and Poulenc in the summer, followed by Vaughan Williams, Hindemith and Caplet in the autumn. Finally… [Read More]

Preview of “Agnus Dei” in Petersfield on 21 October 2017

The Renaissance Choir has enjoyed a year of themed programmes – concerts where the title is “Sanctus” or “Gloria” or “Agnus Dei”. This approach allows works from many different periods to share the same programme, so that Bach and Mozart, Victoria and Poulenc can nestle together in the same sumptuous feast. Visit our concert page…. [Read More]

A new term for The Renaissance Choir

Term begins on Friday 1 September at 7.30pm in Emsworth. We are always keen to welcome new singers, particularly tenors. Please contact our MD Peter Gambie via the contact page on the website if you are interested in joining us. On 21 October we will be singing movements from Beethoven’s Mass in C, MacMillan’s Miserere,… [Read More]

Reviews of “Gloria” in Southsea

It was a highly memorable evening in Southsea on 15 July. Appreciative messages have been pouring in: “What a joy tonight’s concert was! So very moving. Yes, we tingled our way home and I’m still tingling. You have a wonderful knack of finding the perfect way to start a concert – the Pater Noster tonight… [Read More]