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.

Clacton Choral’s New Year’s ‘Saturday Sing’

As memories of the party season disappears over the horizon, the sun rises on your invitation to fulfil your New Year’s resolution to try out choral singing (and a cup of tea) with Clacton Choral. The venue is St James’ Church Hall (Tower Road, CO15 1DA), on Saturday 5 January 2019 from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Phone Gill on 01255 427691 (or email gill@gilljohn.co.uk.) to ensure that your seat and your music will be ready for you. The main piece is the beautiful Gounod St Cecilia Mass, plus some well-known tunes (the Libera Me from Faure Requiem and Panis Angelicus by Franck) and some new pieces to learn by these French and Belgian composers. Our Saturday Sings are always very popular, so do book early.

Musical Director Gilli Dulieu says: “As usual, I will be playing recordings and giving background information for all of the pieces which will be included in our Easter Concert on 13 April 2019. The aim is to try and sing through everything to get an idea of the concert as a whole - sometimes we'll be singing along to recordings, and sometimes we'll work on little passages in more detail. It's a great opportunity for prospective singers to see if they would like to consider joining us for the term. There is no obligation to do so; it's just a 'come and try us'. Existing choir members value the opportunity to get a feeling for the concert as a whole, and it's exciting to be getting a taste of what we'll be learning, and where we want to be, by the time we perform it.”

We look forward to welcoming you.


NEXT CONCERT

Our next concert will be on SATURDAY, 13TH APRIL 2019 (6:30 pm) at St James' Church, Tower Road, Clacton on Sea

CO15 1DA


GOUNOD: ‘ST CECILIA MASS’

With classics by Fauré and Franck

Including Cantique de Jean Racine and Panis Anglicus


Harp: Meriel Barclay

Cello: Melanie Woodcock

Organ: Stephen Smith

Soprano: Laura Pooley

Tenor: Daniel Joy

Bass: Peter Grevatt


MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Gilli Dulieu

BUY TICKETS

Tickets at £10 from 01255 221511 or debbietccs@gmail.com and on the door

For full details of the programme click here

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.


Follow NEW SINGERS for further information.

Gilli graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Music from Colchester Institute in 1985

Nic trained as a teacher at Goldsmith’s College, London and is currently Head of Music at Clacton Coastal Academy.