Clacton Choral Society was founded in 1888
We are a mixed and very friendly soprano, alto, tenor and bass choir of about 70 people.
We hold no auditions, but achieve a high standard for our three concerts each year, with local musicians.
Recent Concert News
APRIL 2019 - 'Gounod: St Cecilia Mass with classics by Faure and Franck'
In the company of three fabulous professional solo singers (Laura Pooley, soprano; Daniel Joy, tenor and Peter Grevatt, baritone); harpist, Meriel Barclay; cellist Melanie Woodock and organist Stephen Smith, Clacton Choral’s Musical Director, Gilli Dulieu, led all the musicians so skilfully through a moving evocation of the Easter message at St James’ Church on Saturday 13th April.
Some eighty choristers worked as one to interpret the works of Franck, Fauré and Gounod to a level of performance that had the audience spellbound. Swift changes in tempo, volume and mood were so ably handled, to great dramatic effect. A newcomer to the audience was overheard confiding to her friend that she had no idea what to expect from the evening; but was “blown away” and will definitely be attending in future.
On 6th July she will see another side to the choir as they ‘Go To The Proms’ at 5pm, then she can look forward to the Christmas presentation on 7th December at 4.00pm; both concerts again at St James’ Church in Tower Road, Clacton.
Our next concert will be on SATURDAY, 6TH JULY 2019 (5 pm) at St James' Church, Tower Road, Clacton on Sea CO15 1DA
CLACTON CHORAL Goes to the Proms!
Including Fantasia on British Sea Songs
By Sir Henry Wood arr. Chris Phelps
Songs from the First World War
Arr. Alwyn Humphreys
Jerusalem; Land of Hope and Glory
Holland Park School Choir
Pianists: David Mitchell and Peter Thorne
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Gilli Dulieu
Tickets at £10 from 01255 221511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SING WITH US
We usually give three concerts each year.
We don’t hold auditions – if you can read music it will make it easier for you, but we welcome anyone who is keen to sing!
If you’re wondering whether to join the choir, it’s easy –as long as you can sing in tune and have Monday evenings free from 7.15 – 9.30pm to rehearse.
Why not give us a try? We’ll teach you the notes and provide the scores.
You’ll be made very welcome!
And if you decide to stay, we’ve lots of extra learning support on offer too.
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