Welcome to Twickenham Choral, recognised as one of the foremost choirs in West London.
2022 marked our Centenary Year and what a wonderful year it was, featuring five exceptional concerts under the direction of our conductor Christopher Herrick and assistant conductor and accompanist Rebecca Taylor.
The choir started their centenary year with a magnificent performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at London’s Cadogan Hall, with BBC Chorister of the Year, Naomi Simon singing the Youth. This was the first work performed by the choir back in March 1922. This was followed by a wonderful Gala Celebration at St. Mary’s Church, Twickenham, with the centrepiece of the evening the first of our new commissions – Wild Musick by Roxanna Panufnik, internationally renowned and local composer. Other highlights included works by Purcell, Byrd, Tallis and their contemporaries conducted by former assistant conductors.
July saw the premiere of our second centenary commission Iain Farrington’s Then Sing We All – A Jazz Cantata. This was paired with Mozart’s C Minor Mass with world class soprano soloists, Sophie Bevan and Elizabeth Watts. In September we returned to St. Martin in the Fields to perform the Mozart Requiem and reprise Iain Farrington’s Jazz Cantata to a rapturous audience.
Our final concert of a truly magnificent year featured the Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach at Holy Trinity Church, Twickenham Green.
The concert last night in Twickenham was glorious…we were blown away by it, thank you so much.
Our next concert is Brahms’s German Requiem on Saturday 9 December at the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington.
If you are interested in joining we would love to hear from you. Rehearsals for the autumn term start on Thursday 14th September at 7pm at our usual rehearsal venue, St. Catherine’s School, Cross Deep, Twickenham.