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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.

The Renaissance Choir runner-up for Best Classical Act in The News Guide Awards

This week The Guide Awards celebrated the best of the local arts world at a glittering bash at The New Theatre Royal. Fourteen awards were handed out, covering music, stage, comedy and cinema, based on public votes. The Renaissance Choir was voted runner-up for Best Classical Act. The citation mentioned our link with the Palestrina Foundation. In… [Read More]

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]

“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]