Rehearsals for the Marlborough Choral Society December concert are starting on Monday 19 September at St Mary’s Church. If you would like to join that Monday evening would be the perfect opportunity to see if you would like to join and also to meet the other members of the Society. Rehearsal starts at 7:30pm.
The choir will be working on Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ “The First Nowell” which is a sequence of carols written in 1958 to accompany a modern adaptation of a nativity play.
They are a four part choir (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) with a classical repertoire and they present both familiar and lesser known works. Recent concert have featured popular opera choruses, well-known works by Mozart, Haydn and Handel, and modern composers John Rutter, Bob Chilcott and Karl Jenkins.
Musical director, Gill Mortimer, has been leading the choir for 20 years and is ably assisted by David Ripley and Emma Pooley.
The Marlborough Choral Society are a friendly group and no audition is required to join the choir but it helps to have a little musical knowledge. They are a society, with charitable status, which has been active for about 50 years and are run by and for members and fees are kept as low as possible.
For more information visit the Marlborough Choral Society website www.marlboroughchoralsociety.org.uk and if you are interested in joining please contact Sally Banham on 07778 038963.