TWENTY TWO YEARS OF PROVEN SUCCESS!
The increasing popularity of, and annual repeat subscriptions to this Choral Week since it began in 1995 have been the hallmarks of its success. With the enormous diversity of groups in the world of amateur choral music, Jeffrey Wynn Davies’ objective was to devise a course that would appeal to those from all types and sizes of choirs. By offering chamber choir and large chorus repertoire and performance opportunities in the same course, he wanted to enable participants to experience the familiar and the not so familiar.
Those who sing in CHORAL SOCIETIES/LARGE CHOIRS not only perform in a large scale concert at the end of the week but also, during the week, have the opportunity to sing in smaller choral units and experience other choral styles, including some items of a more secular nature. The music chosen is varied and chosen from right across the last 400 or so years.
Conversely, members of SMALLER CHAMBER/CONCERT CHOIRS have the opportunity to sing in major choral works in large, prestigious venues including Guildford Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral and the Dorking Halls. As well as preparing and performing one or more in just one week, participants are introduced to new smaller choir repertoire as part of the mid-week concert in the Cranleigh School Chapel.
NOT ABLE TO JOIN FOR THE WHOLE WEEK?
The option is also available for singers to participate in just one of the choral elements. The end of week large scale choral/orchestral concert may, for example, suit singers who live in the local region and who would be able to attend the Friday and Saturday (and, possibly, some weekday evening) rehearsals.
For a list of the works performed in the End of Week Concert in previous years, click here.
For a list of the works performed in the Mid-week Concert in previous years, click here.