UPCOMING CONCERTS 2020

May 16  'Something Familiar'

Some of our best music from the last 10 years with 

Gilbert & Sullivan's  'Trial by Jury'

Christ Church Centre - 7.30

&

November 14  'Carmina Burana'

Meryl Davies, Soprano - James Oldfield, Bass Baritone - Alex Haigh, Tenor

St Mary's church - Henley on Thames - 7pm

Aliquando will give our audience a rare opportunity to hear the whole exciting 'Carmina Burana' by Carl Orff. You may recognise 'O Fortuna' which is one of the 24 of the 254 poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana, a manuscript composed of 11th –13th century poems and dramatic texts, believed to be written by students and clergy in Italy and Western Europe for traveling scholars, universities and theologians.  The collection of texts was discovered in 1803 in the Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuern in Bavaria (Germany)

 

The dramatic nature of “O Fortuna” the first movement of Orff's setting of ''Carmina Buran'a has carried it to new and unexpected fame, as its been used to dramatic effect in numerous films since.

 

However that doesn’t mean it can no longer be appreciated in the context of chorale artistry.

 

Make sure the date is in your diary to hear Aliquando take the piece out of the movies and back to its antecedent setting, with soloists Soprano Meryl Davies, Bass Baritone James Oldfield and Tenor Alex Haigh.

Aliquando Chamber Choir ~ Henley on Thames

 

Aliquando is entirely self-funded. Our concerts for any given charity would not be possible without the numerous acts of kindness from within our Community, Businesses, Friends, Sponsors and Patrons.

 

Concerts Two concerts a year (May and November)

 

Membership There is a yearly subscription £95 for the year beginning January

 

Music Choir members purchase their own music, either through a choir bulk buy or straight from the editors.

 

Full Rehearsals are generally on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - we run a system of split rehearsals for note familiarisation if and when needed - they will be on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

 

Venue The Chantry House attached to St Mary's Church, Henley on Thames

 

Rehearsal Timings  - 7.30 - 9 pm

 

Rehearsal Pianist - We are fortunate to have a professional rehearsal pianist - Joanna Miller-Shepherd

 

 

 

 

 

Patrons: Lord and Lady Hall of Birkenhead - Tony Hobbs MBE - Barbara and Tony Laithwaite - Mr and Mrs Anthony Lambie 

 Mr Peter Langley - Mr and Mrs Stanley Stride - Steve and Gayle Morrison

 Chairman: Anne McDowell   -   Musical Director,  Anne Evans  - Treasurer: Ela Carr   -  Ticket & Members Secretary, Barbara Anderson 

Choir soloist Valentine Ford - Photo John Downing