News & Reviews

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]

Preview of our “Gloria” concert in Southsea on 15 July 2017

The Renaissance Choir has embarked on 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… [Read More]

Choral Mastery – The Renaissance Choir on tour in Dorset in June 2017

We will be singing works by Byrd, Bach, Palestrina and Whitacre in two venues on Saturday 3 June in the Bournemouth area. Please visit these links for the two concerts: Christchurch Priory St Ambrose Church, Bournemouth Pictured: Christchurch Priory Read about it and look at the photos.

Review of “Sanctus” in Petersfield

| Reviewer: Fi Alsop, The News

Dedication to authenticity – Review by Fi Alsop, The News, Portsmouth In the programme notes for their concert Sanctus, the Renaissance Choir describe themselves as  ‘ambitious and friendly’. Both characteristics were much in evidence as they delivered a challenging programme with great geniality. In the sacred choral repertoire, there are many versions of the Sanctus to… [Read More]

Our latest newsletter (February 2017) is available

View the latest Renaissance Choir newsletter at 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.

“Music in Portsmouth” lists concerts of amateur classical musical groups

A good source of information about local concerts is the recently launched Music In Portsmouth website, which provides listings of concerts for amateur classical musical groups (including choirs and orchestras) in the Portsmouth area, including Fareham, Petersfield, Chichester, Havant and Hayling Island. Concerts can be filtered by type of music and there’s the facility to… [Read More]