November 2022 concert
Our next concert features two delightful choral works - Haydn's "Harmoniemesse" and Vivaldi's "Gloria" - at St. Mary's Church, The Causeway, Horsham on 5th November 2022 at 7.30.p.m.. The choir will be joined by soloists and orchestra and conducted by our Director of Music, Ruaraidh Sutherland.
Tickets are available through members of the Choral Society, or from Christ's Hospital Box Office; online here >> or by 'phone on 01403 247434
Tickets prices are £15, £12.50 (concessions), £10 (Friends of Christ's Hospital) or £5 (children).
Interval refreshments will be available through, and for the benefit of, Chestnut Tree House children's hospice in Arundel. This excellent charity provides hospice care services and community support for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in in East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, and we are pleased to be able to help them in this way.
As you will see from our webpage >> about the works themselves (where, inter alia, the meaning of "Harmoniemesse") is explained, this work was written for an orchestra with a windband hence our orchestra of 22 musicians will comprise Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Organ, and a string section of two each of 1st and 2nd violins, viola, Cello and Bass. Some of our orchestra are professionals while others are connected to Christ's Hospital school's music department. Vivaldi's Gloria requires a smaller orchestra.