Our next concert is at 7.45pm on Saturday 8th November 2014 at St. Swithun's Church, Yateley.
After the thrilling large-scale Night at the Opera Spring concert with the Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra and three splendid soloists, our Summer concert of Folk Favourites was on a smaller scale but greatly enjoyed by the choir in rehearsal and performance and much appreciated by the audience. Well-loved songs from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland were probably known to most from cradle days, but these were arrangements by mostly twentieth-century composers who added thir own individual shades of mood and harmony. Tenor Peter Davoren and pianist Timothy Short contributed more of these much-loved old songs, and there were audience requests for a similar programme in the future.
Do you enjoy singing? YCS is always looking for new members. Why not come along and give us a try? we meet on Monday evenings at Yateley Manor School.
Come along to our Open House Rehearsal on Monday 8th September - All welcome, no audition necessary!
What a fabulous Night at the Opera!
Our joint concert with Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra was a huge success with a capacity audience at Yateley Manor School enjoying favourite opera overtures, arias and choruses from Carmen, Turandot, Lohengrin, The Pearl Fishers, Prince Igor and more. The Anvil Chorus and Easter Hymn were especially magical – the acoustics in the hall left such an atmosphere after each one with a remarkable acoustic. The choir sang with professionalism and passion as did soloists soprano Helen Bailey, baritone Richard Bannan, and tenor Patrick Ashcroft who said he thoroughly enjoyed singing all the best bits from all the best operas. There was a massive amount of music for both orchestra and choir to learn over the Spring rehearsals, but everyone agreed it was well worth all the work, although it was quite an undertaking. The audience certainly enjoyed the evening - with plenty of positive feedback and comments such as "thrilling", "wonderful" and "best ever". Congratulations to everyone who took part. Here are some pictures of the evening.
Thames Voyces is hosting a Choral Workshop on Elijah on Saturday 11th October in
Yateley Choral Society
performs four concerts a year with a variety of styles from classical to modern, including a concert of light music in the summer and Christmas concert for charity involving young local music makers. Alongside music making, our mission is to foster musical interest in the local community, particularly in children, and to support local charities wherever possible. In additions to our own concerts, we also occasionally join with other choirs to perform large works in beautiful venues such as the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Saturday 8th Nov 2014
100th Anniversary of WW1
Jenkins - Armed Man
Durufle - Requiem
Graham Ross - new work
Monday December 15th, 2014
St. Peter's Church, Yateley
A European Christmas
Chilcott - St John Passion
Finzi - Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice
Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical songs