Brockenhurst Choir is a lively amateur mixed choir of over 80 voices, which meets regularly each week on a Tuesday evening, to rehearse for two annual concerts in May and December. Professional soloists and orchestra join with the choir for performances.
The choir was formed in 1964. Since then there have been four chief conductors, and the choir is now under the direction of Miriam Newton, who was appointed in May 2010. Recent concerts have included performances of: Bach Mass in B minor, Mozart Requiem, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Haydn The Creation and Goodall Requiem ‘Eternal Light’.
NEXT CONCERT: SATURDAY 9 December KARL JENKINS ‘Stella Natalis’, followed by Christmas Carols. 7.30 at St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst SO427SP
TICKETS: £15 (£5.00 for children and students), available from ‘Streets’ and ‘Pot Pourri’, both in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, or from Choir members, via the Join Us page of this website, or at the door. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served.
CONCERT: SATURDAY 12 May 2018 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS ‘A Sea Symphony’ with Westbourne Orchestra. 7.30 at St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE
WORKSHOP SATURDAY 28 April 2018 Vaughan Williams ‘A Sea Symphony’ with Joanna Tomlinson 10.00 – 1.00pm Brockenhurst Village Hall
Joanna Tomlinson conducts the Constanza Choir, the Farnham Youth Choirs and the East London Chorus. She also works with some of the UK’s top choruses including London Symphony Chorus, Manchester Chamber Choir and the Royal College of Music Choir.
The choir regularly welcomes one of the country’s leading young choral directors to take a workshop.
2016 POULENC: Gloria
Benjamin is Director of Chapel Music at Somerville College, Oxford. He is musical director of the award-winning Bath Camerata, the Lea Singers chamber choir, Henley Choral Society and Youth Choirs. Benjamin is chorus master at Dorset Opera Festival, and in 2017 he makes his debut as chorus master at the Netherlands Reisopera.
2015 ROSSINI Petite Messe Solennelle
Neil is Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Associate Chorus Director of the London Symphony Chorus, Music Director of Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, and Music Director of Wimbledon Choral Society. He will lead the choir in a workshop on Rossini’s ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’.
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2014 HANDEL Israel in Egypt
Will Dawes is the Conductor of Bath Choral Society, Conductor of the Orlando Chamber Choir, Director of Ensemble 45, Chorusmaster for Ludus Baroque, Director of Music at the church of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford, Director of Frideswide Voices, and a member of the internationally acclaimed chamber choir Stile Antico.
If you are a singer and you are interested in joining the choir, we would be pleased to hear from you. Details are available on the Join Us page of the website.