Centenary celebrations!

Since the beginning of 2022, Twickenham Choral have been celebrating our Centenary!

The first concert, at London’s Cadogan Hall, was a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the very first work the choir performed back in 1922. Then came a wonderful Gala celebration at St Mary’s Church, Twickenham, with the centrepiece of the evening a new commission – Wild Musick – by locally born and internationally renowned composer Roxanna Panufnik. Before and after Wild Musick, each of our conductor Christopher Herrick’s former assistants conducted one of a dozen works by Purcell, Byrd, Tallis and their contemporaries. Then, at the beginning of July, joined by two world-class soprano soloists, Sophie Bevan and Elizabeth Watts, we paired Mozart’s C minor Mass with another Centenary commission, Iain Farrington’s Then Sing We All – A Jazz Cantata.

The first rehearsal of the autumn term (Thursday 15 September) will be devoted to preparations for our return to St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square for a concert promoted by our partner orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, on Thursday 22 September, when we’ll be singing Mozart’s Requiem as well as the second performance of Iain Farrington’s Then Sing We All – we can’t wait to do it again! From Thursday 29 September we will be delighted to welcome prospective new members at our usual rehearsal venue, St Catherine’s School, Cross Deep, Twickenham, ready to rehearse for the final concert of our Centenary year – Bach’s B minor Mass, to be performed on Saturday 10 December at Holy Trinity Church, Twickenham Green. For full details, see How to join.

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Coming Soon

Saturday 10 December 2022, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Twickenham Green, TW2 5TS

  • BACH: B Minor Mass

With soloists Alexandra Kidgell, Carris Jones, Matthew Long, Robert Davies, and the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists.

TCS on the BBC

In February 2017 we featured on Radio 3's Meet my Choir slot. You can listen here.

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