East Surrey Choral Society


Below are the programmes of some of our previous concerts as you can see, we have a wide repertoire, from classical music to modern.

Date Time Programme Details Venue
9 Dec 20177.30 p.m.Christmas Concert "My soul doth magnify the Lord" A varied programme of festive music to welcome in the Christmas season, including carols for choir and audience, and featuring John Rutter's joyous and tuneful setting of the "Magnificat" Caterham Valley United Reformed Church, Caterham, CR3 6SX
1 Jul 20177.30 p.m."An English Country Garden" A musical bouquet reflecting the multi-coloured variety of music in this country over the ages. A programme to suit all tastes, including traditional songs, favourite choral repertoire and music from stage and screen Woldingham Village Hall, Woldingham, CR3 7EU
1 Apr 20177.30 p.m.Easter Concert Haydn's "Little Organ Mass" and Stainer's "Crucifixion": two popular choral works by favourite composers of the Classical and Victorian eras. The programme will also include choral music for Easter Caterham Valley United Reformed Church, Caterham, CR3 6SX
10 Dec 20167.30 p.m."For unto us a child is born" A celebration of Christmas, including favourite choruses from seasonal works by Handel, Bach, Berlioz, Holst, Britten, Rutter and others. The programme also includes carols for choir and audience Caterham Valley United Reformed Church, Caterham, CR3 6SX
2 Jul 20167.30 p.m.Love is in the Air Romantic music from stage and screen and featuring "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast" by Croydon's own Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Woldingham Village Hall, Woldingham, CR3 7EU
19 Mar 20167.30 p.m.Easter Concert Beethoven: Mass in C and Schubert: Mass in C, with soloists and orchestra from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon, CR5 1HA
12 Dec 20157.30 p.m.Music for the Festive Season A Christmas concert including Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Finzi: In Terra Pax and carols for choir and audience Caterham Valley United Reformed Church, Caterham, CR3 6SX
27 Jun 20157.30 p.m.Summer Concert The Big Splash: music inspired by the magic and mystery of water Woldingham Village Hall, Woldingham, CR3 7EU
28 Mar 20157.30 p.m.Easter Concert Mozart Requiem and Rutter Requiem Sacred Heart Church, Essendene Road, Caterham, CR3 5PA
13 Dec 20147.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Handel's "Messiah", Part I, and carols for choir and audience Caterham Valley United Reformed Church, Caterham, CR3 6SX
5 Jul 20147.30 p.m.Summer Concert "With a Song in my Heart". A varied programme for a summer evening Woldingham Village Hall, Woldingham, CR3 7EU
10 May 201410.00 a.m.Choral Workshop "For the Merriest Fellows are we". Favourite choruses from Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy Operas Christ Church, Purley, CR8 2BN
5 Apr 20147.30 p.m.Easter Concert Handel's "Messiah", parts II and III St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon, CR5 1HA
7 Dec 20137.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Haydn "St. Nicholas Mass", and carols for choir and audience Caterham Valley United Reformed Church, Caterham, CR3 6SX
6 Jul 20137.30 p.m.Organ Recital Performed by our accompanist Richard Pilliner, Dip RAM, LRAM, ARCM, internationally acclaimed concert organist, including works by Bach, Elgar, Saint-Saens, Liszt...Free admission. Retiring collection in aid of ESCS orchestra fund. United Reformed Church, Caterham
29 Jun 20137.30 p.m.Summer Concert "Ah! Yes, I remember it well!"
Vocal favourites from the past century of music, including gems from opera, operetta, musical theatre and the concert platform.
Woldingham Village Hall, Woldingham
23 Mar 20137.30 p.m.Spring Concert Faure "Requiem", "Cantique de Jean Racine", "Tantum Ergo", and Vivaldi "Gloria". St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
8 Dec 20127.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Rutter "Magnificat" and a selection of carols. United Reformed Church, Caterham
13 Oct 201210.00 a.m.Choral Workshop Choruses from Mendelssohn's "Elijah". St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
29 Sep 20127.30 p.m."Last Night of the Croydon Proms". Fairfield Halls, Croydon.
30 Jun 20127.30 p.m.Summer Concert "Some Enchanted Evening". Music for the stage from opera to musical theatre, featuring highlights from Edward German's "Merrie England", to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Woldingham Village Hall, Woldingham
24 Mar 20127.30 p.m.Spring Concert Dvorak "Mass in D Major", Puccini "Messa di Gloria" St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
10 Dec 20117.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Handel "Messiah", Part I. United Reformed Church, Caterham
24 Sep 201110.00 a.m.Choral Workshop Choruses from Haydn's "Creation" St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
25 Jun 20117.30 p.m.Jubilee Year Summer Concert Including music performed by the choir over the last 50 years Woldingham Village Hall, Woldingham
9 Apr 20117.30 p.m.Spring Concert Handel "Messiah", Parts II and III. St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
11 Dec 20107.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Rutter "When Icicles Hang", and a selection of popular Christmas carols
United Reformed Church, Caterham
25 Sep 201010.00 a.m.Choral Workshop Rutter's Requiem
Handel - Coronation Anthems
1. Zadok the Priest 2. The King Shall Rejoice
St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
26 Jun 20107.30 p.m.Summer Serenade Choral favourites from the time of Queen Victoria, including music
by Stanford, Parry, Sullivan ... and Croydon's own Samuel
Coleridge-Taylor - his setting of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast
De Stafford School, Caterham
20 Mar 20107.30 p.m.Spring Concert Mozart "Regina Coeli", "Solemn Vespers" and "Mass in C" St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
12 Dec 20097.30 p.m.Christmas Carol Concert United Reformed Church, Caterham
14 Nov 20097.30 p.m.Autumn Concert Purcell "Come, ye Sons of Art", Schubert 23rd Psalm, Haydn "Little Organ Mass", Mendelssohn "Hear my Prayer", Vaughan Williams "Five Mystical Songs", Handel "Let Thy Hand be Strengthened" United Reformed Church, Caterham
26 Sep 200910.00 a.m.Choral Workshop Vivaldi "Gloria", Faure "Requiem" and "Cantique de Jean Racine" St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
27 Jun 20097.30 p.m.Summer Concert Traditional songs, Gilbert and Sullivan "Trial by Jury" De Stafford School, Caterham
4 Apr 20097.30 p.m.Spring Concert Rossini "Petite Messe Solennelle" St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
13 Dec 20087.30 p.m.Christmas Carol Concert United Reformed Church, Caterham
22 Nov 20087.30 p.m.St. Cecilia's Day Concert Haydn "Nelson Mass" St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
28 Jun 20087.30 p.m.Summer Concert Purcell "King Arthur", traditional songs, Gilbert and Sullivan "Mikado" (Concert Performance) De Stafford School, Caterham
15 Mar 20087.30 p.m.Spring Concert Ramirez "Misa Criolla" and Stainer "Crucifixion" St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon
8 Dec 20077.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Britten "Ceremony of Carols" and "Rejoice in the Lamb" St. Marks Church, Woodcote
30 Jun 20077:30. p.m.Summer Concert "Round the World in Song" de Stafford College
31 Mar 20077:30. p.m.Spring Concert Haydn "Creation" St. Mark's Church, Woodcote
9 Dec 20067.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Somervell Christmas Cantata and carols for choir and audience St. Mark's Church, Woodcote
1 Jul 20067.30 p.m.Summer Concert A special programme of Victorian music with Della Jones De Stafford School, Caterham
1 Apr 20067.30 p.m.Spring Concert Brahms "Requiem" St. Mark's Church, Woodcote
10 Dec 20057.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Bach's Magnificat & Sleepers,Wake! Christ Church, Purley
25 Jun 20057.30 p.m.Summer Concert Summer Sunday by Horovitz De Stafford School
19 Mar 20057.30 p.m.Spring Concert Carl Nielsen's "Fynsk Foraar" (Springtime on Fyn), Beethoven's "Spring Sonata" and Haydn's "Spring" from the "Four Seasons". Christ Church, Purley
11 Dec 20047.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Handel's Messiah Part 1 and Carols St. Mark's Church, Woodcote
3 Jul 20047.30 p.m."Last Night of the Proms" Vaughan Williams "Serenade to Music"
Constant lambert "Rio Grande"
Parry "Blest pair of sirens"
Dvorjak "Slavonic dance"
Souza "March, Liberty Bell"
Sullivan, Overture "Pirates of Penzance"
Parry "Jerusalem"

Selected songs and arias
Croydon High School, Old Farleigh Road, Seldson, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 8YB
27 Mar 20047.30 p.m.Spring Concert Beethoven "Mass in C" St. Marks Church, Woodcote
13 Dec 20037.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Rutter "Magnificat", and other seasonal music Christ Church, Purley
21 Nov 20037.30 p.m.East Croydon Rotary Concert Fairfield Halls, Croydon
28 Jun 20037.30 p.m.Summer Concert "Iolanthe" and "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert & Sullivan and a selection of opera choruses. de Stafford College
23 Mar 20037.30 p.m.Spring Concert Bach "Mass in B Minor" Humphreys Hall, Caterham School
14 Dec 20027.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Parry "Ode on the Nativity"
Jacob "The New-Born King"
Holst "Christmas Day" and a selection of carols
St. John's Church, Caterham
29 Jun 20027.30 p.m.40th Anniversary Concert - A Celebrity Concert with Della Jones Selected operatic choruses, and a concert version of "Merrie England" Humphreys Hall, Caterham School
17 Mar 20027.30 p.m.Spring Concert Carl Orff "Carmina Burana" in conjunction with Woldingham School Woldingham School, Woldingham
8 Dec 20017.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Vivaldi "Gloria" and a selection of seasonal music United Reformed Church, Caterham
16 Nov 20017.45 p.m."Friday Night is Music Night" Handel "Zadok the Priest", Faure "Cantique de Jean Racine", Mozart "Ave Verum" Fairfield Hall, Croydon
23 Jun 20017.30 p.m.Summer Concert Joseph Horovitz "Horrortorio" and other light works De Stafford College
31 Mar 20017.30 p.m.Spring Concert Haydn "The Seasons" St. John's Church, Caterham
9 Dec 20007.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Choruses from "Messiah" & Carols with the Odyssey Brass Quintet United Reformed Church, Caterham
18 Nov 20007.30 p.m.Autumn Concert Gounod "St. Cecilia Mass"
Gabriel Faure "Requiem" and "Cantique de Jean Racine"
St. John's Church, Caterham
24 Jun 20007.30 p.m.Summer Concert Gilbert & Sullivan "Trial by jury" De Stafford College
25 Mar 20007.30 p.m.Spring Concert Giacomo Puccini "Messe di Gloria"
Giuseppe Verdi "Sacred Songs"
St. John's Church, Caterham
4 Dec 19997.30 p.m.Christmas Concert Benjamin Britten "A Ceremony of Carols"
John Rutter "When Icicles Hang"
R.Vaughan Williams "Fantasia on Christmas Carols"
St. John's Church, Caterham
26 Jun 19997.30 p.m.Summer Concert Coleridge-Taylor "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast"
Johannes Brahms "Liebeslieder"
De Stafford College

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