News & Reviews

The conclusion of a wonderful 40th year of music

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!

Reducing the boundaries between the visual and musical arts

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]

O Magnum Mysterium – join us on 9 and 10 December 2016

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]

The Renaissance Choir to perform at British Art Show 8

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]

We are selling off some scores

We are selling off some of our library of scores we don’t need any longer – please visit our for sale page and contact us for further info.

Reviews and responses to “French Connection: Poulenc’s Gloria”

Imaginative and skilfully delivered – Review by Peter Rhodes, The News, Portsmouth There were many highlights in Saturday’s imaginatively planned programme of English and French repertoire, including Schofield’s ingenious and beautiful setting of words by Bengali polymath/writer Radinranath Tagore. This choir does lush chording and hushed dynamics to considerable effect, as shown in Schofield’s “Stream… [Read More]

Become a Friend of The Renaissance Choir

Why not join our ‘Friends of The Renaissance Choir’ scheme? We appreciate the support we receive from our regular patrons and we like to keep in touch with our audience. We genuinely appreciate the support and company of our Friends. Read more about our new scheme, in force since July 2016.

Preview of “French Connection: Poulenc’s Gloria” in Petersfield on 29 October 2016

“French Connection: Poulenc’s Gloria”. This is the third of our 40th anniversary celebrations. View our concert page. The concert will include the second ever performance of a new commission to Hampshire-based composer Ian Schofield entitled “Stream of Life” containing poetry by Rabindranath Tagore. Gloria – Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963) This work (1961) was scored… [Read More]