Christmas Concert

Soprano – Kristy Swift
Alto – Katie Johnston
Tenor – Richard Robbins
Bass – Thomas Humphreys


Soloist Nik Lebedenko

Performed by Crowthorne Choral Society and Wellington College Students and Orchestra

Directed by Simon Williamson

The G.W Annenberg Hall

Wellington College

Friday 15th November 8.00 p.m.

Captain Noah & His Floating Zoo

Crowthorne Choral Society presents an evening of Viennese Masterpieces in the glorious setting of the Wellington College Chapel.

Works to be performed :

Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass

Mozart’s Missa Brevis

Schubert’s Where Thou Reignest

March 23rd, 7.30pm – Wellington College Chapel

Viennese Masterpieces

Crowthorne Choral Society presents an evening of Viennese Masterpieces in the glorious setting of the Wellington College Chapel.

Works to be performed :

Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass

Mozart’s Missa Brevis

Schubert’s Where Thou Reignest

March 23rd, 7.30pm – Wellington College Chapel


Inaugural concert in the new Annenberg Hall and the culmination of our 50th Anniversary celebratory performances.

Performed with the Wellington College Chorus and Orchestra

Kristy Swift – Soprano
Katie Slater – Mezzo Soprano
Oliver Johnston – Tenor
Thomas Humphreys – Bass

Come & Sing Verdi Requiem

As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations, Crowthorne Choral Society is delighted to invite you to a Choral Workshop in the splendid setting of Wellington College Chapel, with the distinguished choral conductor and soloist, Greg Hallam, and accompanist George de Voil, Crowthorne Choral Society’s regular accompanist, and Assistant Director of Music (Choral) at Wellington College.

Summer 2018 – Psalmfest

Our summer concert features the wonderful, Psalmfest by John Rutter, and Eclogue  by Finzi (pianist Oliver Crosby). Other items will include the Bell Anthem (Purcell) and songs performed by Wellington College students. Ticket price includes refreshments. @ Wellington College, 7.30PM in Waterloo Hall Tickets £12, Students £2

Spring Concert 2018 – cancelled

2017/18 is a special year for Crowthorne Choral Society, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Following the success of our performance of Fauré’s Requiem in Wellington College Chapel last December, we are delighted to be presenting A Celebration of English Music for our next concert, in the Newsome Hall, Wellington College, on Sunday 18th March […]

Winter Concert 2017

Faure Requiem & Duruflé Quatre Motets Students from Wellington College will join CCS to perform the hugely popular Fauré Requiem, and Duruflé’s Quatre Motets, in the magnificent setting of Wellington College Chapel Conductor – Simon Williamson Organ – George de Voil Musicians from Wellington College Saturday 2nd December 7.30 p.m. Wellington College Chapel Tickets £12 […]

Summer Concert 2017

RIO GRANDE – CONSTANT LAMBERT Sunday 18th June | 7.30pm | Waterloo Hall Tickets £12 (£2 students)     Box Office@ 01344 778185 | Email:  

Spring Concert 2017

Crowthorne Choral Society joins with the Wellington College Chorus and Orchestra for our March concert, on Sunday 19th March 2017. Students and staff will join us to perform The Polovstian Dances from Prince Igor by Borodin, and the Messe de Requiem By Saint-Saens, directed by Simon Williamson, Director of Arts at Wellington College. The professional […]

Winter Concert 2016

Welcome to the first concert of our 2016/17 season – a feast of joyful music performed in the magnificent Chapel of Wellington College in Crowthorne. John Rutter’s Gloria and Handel’s The King Shall Rejoice will be accompanied by organ, brass and percussion, and as the concert is during Advent weekend, there will also be some […]

Vivaldi Gloria – Summer Concert

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi composed this Gloria in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage for girls (or more probably a home, generously endowed by the girls’ “anonymous” fathers, for the illegitimate daughters of Venetian noblemen and their mistresses). The wonderfully sunny nature of the Gloria, with its distinctive melodies […]

Beethoven Mass in C with Wellington College Chorus

As has become our tradition, Crowthorne Choral Society joins with the Wellington College Chorus and Orchestra for our March concert, on Sunday 20th March 2016. Students and staff will join us in Haydn’s Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese and Beethoven’s Mass in C, directed by Simon Williamson, Director of Arts at Wellington College.

Canticles of Light

A programme of 20th and 21st century classics for adult and children’s chorus.We are delighted that pupils from Eagle House School with their Musical Director Leo Walsh will be taking part in this concert. Including Chilcott’s Canticles of Light Bernstein’s Chicester Psalms Britten’s Te Deum Items from Britten’s Ceremony of Carols performed by Eagle House […]

Sumer Is Icumen In

A lighthearted evening of songs, readings and instrumental items with a summery theme. Refreshments and a cash bar during the interval. Christopher Lee Theatre, Wellington College. Sunday 14th June, 7.30

Brahms Requiem with Wellington College

Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7.30pm Crowthorne Choral Society performs with the Wellington College Chorus Brahms’ Requiem Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Elgar Cello Concerto Directed by Simon Williamson Soprano – Kristy Swift Bariton – George Humphreys Cello – Rufus Lawrence Newsome Hall, Wellington College Tickets Adults £12, Students £2 Available from the Box Office on […]

St Cecilia’s Day Concert

Kodaly Missa Brevis. Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs. Howells Hymn for Cecilia. Baritone James Lawrence Saturday 22nd November 2014 Wellington College Chapel Tickets £12 adults, £2 students Call 01344 778185 or email

Summer Concert 2014

Brush Up Your Shakespeare An evening of songs, sonnets and madrigals. Sunday 15th June 2014 At 7.30pm Christopher Lee Theatre, Wellington College Tickets £12, Students £2

Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Spring Concert 2014

Magnificat                                                            F.Schubert Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)               J.Haydn Soprano – Kristy Swift Alto – Martha McLorinan Tenor – Peter Davoren Bass – Greg Hallam And […]

Christmas Concert 2013

Handel’s Messiah, Part 1 with additional Christmas music 7th December 7.30pm St John’s Parish Church, Crowthorne Tickets £12 (Students £2) Box Office : 01344 778185 Email : Conductor – Simon Williamson Organist – Oliver King Soprano – Jennifer Snapes Alto – Coming Soon Tenor – Coming Soon Bass – Coming Soon An augmented choir of CCS […]

Carol Singing & Christmas Social 2013

Carol Singing at The Meadows, Camberley Charity collections for Thames Hospice Care 9th December 2013, 7pm Members Social @ 8.15, Wellington Arms, Sandhurst

Autumn Concert 2013

[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”right” alt=”St Cecilias Day Concert” height=”350″ width=”248″][/image_frame] An evening of Handel Ode for St Cecilia’s Day & The Foundling Hospital Anthem 24th November 2013 Wellington College Chapel, 7.30pm Tickets £12 (Students £2) Conductor – Simon Williamson Organist – Sean Farrell Soprano – Rebecca Ramsey Mezzo Soprano – Katie Slater Tenor – Peter Davoren […]

Summer Concert 2013

Feel the Spirit – An evening of spirituals and jazz by John Rutter & Bob Chilcott Feel the Spirit – John Rutter A cycle of seven spirituals, arranged for Mezzo-Soprano soloist, and mixed choir Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Steal Away, I got a robe, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Ev’ry time […]

Summer Social 2013

Monday 24th June 2013, 7pm onwards Hosted by Wizz Andreae at Eversley For more information 01344 778185

Spring Concert 2013

SUNDAY 17th MARCH 2013 – 7.30pm Exciting new joint concert with Bracknell Choral Society Reading Town Hall Concert Hall Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius Tickets £15 Read the post-concert review by Simon Willis

Winter Concert 2012

SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2012 – 7.30pm Missa Sancti Nicolai – Haydn Wellington College Chapel Directed by Simon Williamson Accompanied by Baroque Orchestra Soloists Soprano – Rebecca Ramsey Alto – Sarah Denbee Tenor – Peter Davoran Bass – Richard Bannan Organist – Sean Farrell Tickets £10 adults £2 students Call 01344 778185

Summer Social 2012

Monday 25th June 2012, 7.30pm A good time was had by all at our summer social in Malcolm and Teresa’s garden – and how lucky we were that the weather stayed fine for us, after days of rain. [galleria transition=”slide” speed=”3000″ enable=”image_crop,show_imagenav,pause_on_interaction,lightbox”] [image title=”Summer Social 2012″ alt=”Summer Social 2012″][/image] [image title=”Summer Social 2012″ alt=”Summer Social […]

Summer Concert 2012

Merrie England – A concert to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Sunday 17th June @ 7.30pm The Dining Hall, Wellington College Tickets £12 (inc glass of wine), £2 Students

Spring Concert 2012

Choral & Concerto Concert Sunday 18th March 2012, 7.30pm Newsome Sports Hall, Wellington College Israel in Egypt – Handel Sinfonia Concertante – Mozart Tickets £10, Students £2 Available from Wellington College Reception on 01344 444000 or the Choral Society Secretary on 01344 778185

Christmas Concert 2011

Saturday 26th November 2011 7.30pm Wellington College Chapel Fauré Requiem and Vierne Messe Solenelle Tickets £10 adults; £2 students

Summer Concert 2011

Sunday 12th June An Evening of Opera A selection of solos and chorus lines Wellington College Dining Hall

Spring Concert 2011

Sunday 27th March 2011 Bach Magnificat Mozart Spatzen Mass Bach Concerto for Four Harpsichords

Concert Series 2010

  Spring 2010 Sunday 21st March 2010 at 7.30pm Wellington College, Newsome Sports Hall Karl Jenkins’ Requiem Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 featuring Anton Crayton Directed by Simon Williamson ___________________________________________________ Summer 2010 A summer Concert of Colours featuring Will Todd’s Mass in Blue and other colour related choral and instrumental items. Will Todd’s Mass in […]

CD Recording 2009

For copies of our CD, recorded in Wellington College Chapel in February 2009, (price £5), please contact the Secretary.

Concert Series 2009

Spring Concert 2009 Rejoice in the Lamb– Britten Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day 1692 – Purcell Sunday 7th June, The Dining Hall, Wellington College, 7.30pm Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré From the Bavarian Highlands (The Dance, False Love, Lullaby, On the Alm,The Marksman) – Elgar Three Hungarian Folk Songs (The Handsome Butcher, AppleApple, The […]

Concert Series 2008

Spring 2008 Requiem – Mozart Laudate Dominum – Mozart Insanae et Vanae Curae – Haydn Gershwin & Bernstein Sunday 8th June 2008 Wellington College Dining Hall, 7.30pm Chichester Psalms – Bernstein Choral Medley from West Side Story – Bernstein / Sondheim I Got Rhythm; two songs from Porgy & Bess; Shenandoah – Gershwin Saturday 29th […]

Lille Tour, 2007

A large percentage of the CCS went for a short weekend to Lille, 20 & 21 October 2007, sang in both the Eglise de St. Maurice and the Notre Dame cathedral and enjoyed a Saturday evening meal at the Flore restaurant. [galleria transition=”slide” speed=”3000″ enable=”show_imagenav,pause_on_interaction,lightbox”] [image title=”Lille Cathedral Tour 2007″ alt=”Lille Cathedral Tour 2007″][/image] [image […]

Concert Series 2007

Under the new direction of Simon Williamson (from Sept 2006) the choir embarked on a new era. Spring Concert Coronation Ode; For the Fallen; Given unto the Lord – Elgar Summer Concert Benedic Domine – John Holloway Medley of short songs on a theme of food and drink September 2007 Singing Day – French Theme […]

Concert Series 2006

February 2006 Venetian Theme (The Glory of Venice) Singing Day Spring Concert Te Deum – Verdi Messe di Gloria – Puccini Summer Concert Gloria from Mass in B Minor – Bach “Go Forth in the Name” from Dream of Gerontius – Elgar “Thus in Babylon” from Belshazzar’s Feast – Walton There is Sweet Music – […]

Brugges Cathedral Tour 2005

Our first foray abroad! We sang a programme of Russian and English music in St Salvator Cathedral and Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (The Church of Our Lady), which was enthusiastically received by large audiences. There was plenty of time for sightseeing and socialising too – boat trips on the canals, visiting the brewery, climbing the bell tower, sampling […]

2005 The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins

Commissioned by Guy Wilson, Master of the Royal Armouries, Britain’s oldest national museum, The Armed Man was concieved, initially, as a Millennium project but was dedicated by the composer to the victims of Kosovo. A marching army merges into reflections on Islamic and Christian calls to prayer, but a menacing Sanctus leads to war and […]

Concert Series 2005

February Workshop – Russian Liturgical Music Spring Concert The Armed Man – Karl Jenkins Summer Concert Songs of Farewell – Parry Child of Our Time – Tippett Captain Noah & his Floating Zoo – Flanders / Horovitz Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Tquila Samba – Encores October Brugges Cathedral tour Russian Liturgical Set 3 Songs of Farewell […]

Russian Liturgical Music Day – 2005

“RUSSIAN CHORAL MASTERPIECES” Selected and edited by Ralph Allwood Mother of God and Virgin, Arvo Part Blessed is the man from All-night vigil, Op.37 Sergey Rachmaninov Come, let us worship from All-night vigil, Op.37 Sergey Rachmaninov The Cherubic Hymm from Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op.41 Pyotr Tchaikovsky We sing to Thee from Liturgy of […]

African Sanctus – 2004

During a visit to Cairo in 1969, on the citadel hill overlooking the Nile, Fanshawe conceived the idea of a western choir accompanying Islamic Muezzins as a work in “Praise to One God”. With tape-recorder, rucksack and camera, hitching lifts (often by camel) he first travelled from Cairo to Khartoum and then west to the […]

Concert Series 2004

Spring Concert German Requiem – Brahms Summer Concert African Sanctus Winder Concert Chandos Anthem – Handel Vespers (K339) – Mozart Missa Dei Filii – Zelenka

Concert Series 2003

Spring Concert Belshazzar’s Feast – Walton Summer Concert Music’s Praise – Hurd Silent Thought – John Holloway Encores for Choirs; various short songs Winter Concert Magnificat – JS Bach Magnificat – CPE Bach Magnificat – Vivaldi

Concert Series 2002

Spring Concert Requirem – Verdi Summer Concert The Sprig of Thyme – Rutter Misa Criolla – Ramirez Winter Concert Coronation mass – Mozart The King shall rejoice – Handel

Concert Series 2001

Spring Concert B Minor Mass – Bach Summer Concert Serenade to Music, In Windsor Forest –  V Williams Winners Concert – Competition Winter Concert Rejoice in the Lord Always, Funeral Music for Queen Mary, Jubilate Deo in D – Purcell Blest Pair of Sirens, I was Glad – CH Parry

Concert Series 2000

Spring Concert Creation (parts 1, 2 and 3) – Haydn Summer Concert Carmina Burana – Orff Winter Concert Christmas Carols

Concert Series 1990-99

  1999 Spring Fauré Requiem Mozart Solemn Vespers Summer Rutter (ed) Opera Choruses Compet’n #4 Winners Ward (Parsons Mead) Linstead (Piggott) Winter Charpentier Midnight Mass Bach J S Cantata No. 79 Haydn Te Deum Holloway J Aubade   1998 Spring Poulenc Gloria Mendelssohn Lauda Sion Summer Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Schubert An die Sonne […]

Concert Series 1980-89

   1989 12/2/89 Verdi Requiem 11/6/89 Fanshawe African Sanctus 2/12/89 Monteverdi Vespers (and others’ carols)   1988 20/3/88 Bach Magnificat & Cantatas Nos. 4 & 11 5/6/88 Gershwin Porgy and Bess (and others’ part songs) 26/11/88 Advent Carols   1987 Spring Mozart Mass in C major K.317 (Coronation) Fauré Requiem Summer Works by Rutter Tippett […]

Concert Series 1968-79

  1968 Director of Music: Jared Armstrong to 1980 25/2/68 Bernstein Chichester Psalms 25/2/68 Britten St. Nicolas 6/4/68 Bach St John Passion 1969 ? Orff Carmina Burana ? Mozart Requiem Mass 14/12/69 V. Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols 14/12/69 Montgomery Christ’s Birthday 14/12/69 Rutter Shepherd’s Pipe Carol 1970 ? Handel Messiah 8/3/70 Verdi Requiem (at […]

Singing Day – The Glory of Venice

Works by G. Gabrieli (In Ecclesiis) and Monteverdi (Beatus Vir and two motets). Sessions in Vocal Techniques led by John Holloway Sectional Music Rehearsals led by John Holloway and Simon Dinsdale Vocal Coaching (limited spaces) led by Eileen Pinkarchevski A talk on Venice by Fran Saltmarsh The day will end with a short concert in […]

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