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]
View the latest Renaissance Choir newsletter at http://eepurl.com/cDdqIX. 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.
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]
The Renaissance Choir is embarking 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 Beethoven, Palestrina and Poulenc can nestle together in the same sumptuous feast. View our concert… [Read More]
The conclusion of a wonderful 40th year of music making at Hayling last night at St Mary’s Hayling: a special blend of commitment, musicianship and choral discipline, with the added ingredient of Christmas fun. Thanks to our appreciative audience!
The Renaissance Choir is performing at the Private View of British Art Show 8 tonight, 30 November. See our earlier news item. Our MD, Peter Gambie, believes that sound and words can combine as an art form to enhance the experience. These words explain this view and demonstrate how he anticipates that the Renaissance Choir… [Read More]
This year we are 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 O Magnum Mysterium (O great Mystery). This text has seen some of the… [Read More]
Widely regarded as one of the most ambitious and influential exhibitions of contemporary art today, British Art Show 8 is taking over the entire Southampton City Art Gallery this autumn. Organised by Hayward Touring at Southbank Centre, London every five years, the British Art Show is designed to showcase and celebrate the country’s leading role… [Read More]