The Angmering Chorale singing Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor K.626, accompanied by the Sinfonia of Arun, celebrating their 21st year, with Elizabeth Donovan (soprano), Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano), Rupert Charlesworth (tenor) and James Oldfield (bass-baritone), conducted by Musical Director, George Jones, at Arundel Cathedral on Saturday 23 November 2013.
Photograph by Keith Tellick
The Angmering Chorale has been singing for over 35 years. From a small inaugural group in 1976, The Chorale has grown to over 130 singers.
Under Musical Director George Jones, the repertoire of The Chorale ranges from
Bach to The Beatles. Future concerts are detailed on our Programme page, a list
of the major works we have performed is shown here.
The choir has travelled in the last few years. We were invited to perform The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, in Carnegie Hall, New York, in January 2007. Then, by invitation, we took part in the re-opening weekend of the Royal Festival Hall, London, in June. We were then invited to perform again in the Royal Festival Hall, this time in the presence of HM The Queen. We returned to Royal Festival Hall in October 2008 and are immensely proud to have been invited back to New York in January 2009. Leicester Philharmonic Choir invited us to join them for their 125th anniversary concert in 2010. In April 2011 members of the choir sang in The Netherlands and in June we were invited to record Karl Jenkins' latest work The Peacemakers in Abbey Road Studios. In February 2012 we were invited to participate in the Brandenburg Spring Festival, London, singing in St Clement Dane, details on our News page. In February 2013 we were invited back by the Brandenburg Choral Festival to sing in the chapel of King's College, London, where we performed The Peacemakers which we sang, again, at Arundel Cathedral in March 2013.
March 2014 saw the Chorale again performing at the Brandenburg Festival, before joining other European choirs to help launch the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Ouistreham and Bayeux. In the summer we performed new works, Ahoy, by Alexander L'Estrange, and Every Purpose Under the Heaven, by Howard Goodall.
We reprised Chilcott's Requiem and Little Jazz Mass along with Requiem by Fauré at St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate on Friday 6 March as part of the 2015 Brandenburg Choral Festival. On Saturday 21 March 2015 we returned to Arundel Cathedral to sing Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Fauré's Requiem and Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna. A complete change of scene on Saturday 20 June 2015 sees the Chorale presenting the “Angmering Proms” at the Angmering School.
We are proud to have as our Patron the celebrated composer Karl Jenkins CBE.
Our accompanist is Alison Manton, a very experienced musician.
This recording was made in Arundel Cathedral in June 2009
Concert tickets (unreserved) for our Summer Proms concert, on 20 June 2015 at Angmering School, are available online: £11.00 (incl. online booking fee) or £10 from choir members and the usual retail outlets. Please see our programme for more details of our forthcoming concerts.
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