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
CONCERTS in 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
May 15 & November 6 - 2021
Soprano - Meryl Davies, Bass Baritone - James Oldfield, Tenor - Alex Haigh
with full percussion and 2 pianos
Pianists - Joanna Miller-Shepherd & Anita D'Attallis
'SACRED & PROFANE'
A concert of music from Rachmaninov, Max Reger,
Ola Gjeilo, Rheinberger,
Bortniansky and Carl Orff
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.