The Angmering Chorale singing Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor K.626, accompanied by the Sinfonia of Arun, celebrating their 21st year, with Elizabeth Donovan (soprano), Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano), Rupert Charlesworth (tenor) and James Oldfield (bass-baritone), conducted by Musical Director, George Jones, at Arundel Cathedral on Saturday 23 November 2013.
Photograph by Keith Tellick
Angmering Chorale has been singing since its foundation by a small inaugural group in 1976. The Chorale has now grown to around 120 singers.
Under Musical Director George Jones, the repertoire of The Chorale ranges from
Bach to The Beatles. Future concerts are detailed on our Programme page, a list
of the major works we have performed is shown here.
The choir has travelled in the last few years. We were invited to perform The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, in Carnegie Hall, New York, in January 2007. Then, by invitation, we took part in the re-opening weekend of the Royal Festival Hall, London, in June. We were then invited to perform again in the Royal Festival Hall, this time in the presence of HM The Queen. We returned to Royal Festival Hall in October 2008 and are immensely proud to have been invited back to New York in January 2009. Leicester Philharmonic Choir invited us to join them for their 125th anniversary concert in 2010. In April 2011 members of the choir sang in The Netherlands and in June we were invited to record Karl Jenkins' then latest work, The Peacemakers in Abbey Road Studios. In February 2012 we were invited to participate in the Brandenburg Spring Festival, London, singing in St Clement Dane, details on our News page. In February 2013 we were invited back by the Brandenburg Choral Festival to sing in the chapel of King's College, London, where we performed The Peacemakers which we sang, again, at Arundel Cathedral in March 2013.
March 2014 saw the Chorale again performing at the Brandenburg Festival, before joining other European choirs to help launch the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Ouistreham and Bayeux. In the summer we performed new works, Ahoy, by Alexander L'Estrange, and Every Purpose Under the Heaven, by Howard Goodall.
We reprised Chilcott's Requiem and Little Jazz Mass along with Fauré's Requiem at St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate on Friday 6 March as part of the 2015 Brandenburg Choral Festival. On Saturday 21 March 2015 we returned to Arundel Cathedral to sing Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Fauré's Requiem and Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna. A complete change of scene on Saturday 20 June 2015 saw the Chorale presenting the “Angmering Proms” at the Angmering School. Returning to Arundel Cathedral on 21 November 2015, the Chorale performed Brahms' German Requiem and Poulenc's Gloria, reviewed here.
This year began with our 2016 Brandenburg Choral Festival performances of Sir Karl Jenkins's recent work, Motets, rounded off with a couple of spirituals from Rutter's Feel the Spirit. Our Spring concert, at Arundel Cathedral, on Saturday 12 March 2016, will see us reprise the Motets along with all of Rutter's Feel the Spirit. In May, the Chorale will be performing two concerts in Paris - details to be announced. Our Summer concert, at Angmering School, on 2nd July 2016, will be “Songs from the Shows”. Celebrating the Chorale's 40th birthday, we return to Arundel Cathedral on 26th November to sing Verdi's Requiem. For full details of these and future concerts, please visit our Programme page.
We are proud to have as our Patron the celebrated composer Sir Karl Jenkins CBE.
Our accompanist is Alison Manton, a very experienced musician.
This recording was made in Arundel Cathedral in June 2009
Concert tickets (unreserved) for our 40th Anniversary Carol concert, on Saturday 10th December 2016 at the Angmering School, are available online (booking charges may apply):
or from choir members, the Chorale box office (01243 554501) and the usual retail outlets,
Holmes & Co. Estate Agents, Angmering and
Owen Electrical, Rustington
Please see our programme for more details of our forthcoming concerts.
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