This is the competition for the “Best Classical Act” in The News (Portsmouth) newspaper. The choir won it back in 2015 and it would be great to win it again. The selection is a shortlist arising from recommendations made by classical musicians who write reviews for The News. These awards rely on people voting for… [Read More]
Saturday’s concert by The Renaissance Choir, entitled ‘Lest We Forget’, was given in commemoration of the ending of World War I. The imaginative programming included works by English, French and German composers. The concert opened with readings by Jennifer Rye and Piers Burton-Page and as the programme unfolded, readings alternated with the musical items. Both… [Read More]
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.
Read a review. “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… [Read More]
The last few tickets are on sale for the Christmas Concert in aid of Rowans 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 are available from the Portsmouth Cathedral shop or via… [Read More]
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.
A movement from Rachmaninov’s ‘Vespers’, sung from the distance, provided a magical opening to the Renaissance Choir’s summer concert. Entitled ‘European Sacred Music’, their programme ranged from works by Lassus to Poulenc. The choir’s renowned ‘blend of sound’, was very much in evidence in two motets by Bruckner. The particularly slow tempo of ‘Os Justi’… [Read More]
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.