2018 03 Ampney Crucis ThumbnailAn Evening with The Oriel Singers - a 7.30pm concert in The Church of the Holy Rood, Ampney Crucis.

Come and join us for a mixed programme of music written and arranged in the last 100 years! We will sing chansons by Poulenc, Elizabethan songs by Gryspeerdt, folk songs by our own conductor Ben Sawyer plus the mesmerising, accusatory and utterly sublime Reproaches by John Sanders.

This glorious church is truly ancient, with a Saxon doorway, a list of Rectors of the parish  since 1304 and carvings which survived the English Civil War unscathed. Our concert is in aid of repairs to the church organ.

Tickets cost £12 (free for students) and are available at the door, or in advance using the PayPal button below. We will pass the details of all online sales to the front desk and so you will not need a physical ticket.

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Our complete programme is as follows:

St Magnus Mass William Petter
Silence and Sound Ben Sawyer
Reproaches John Sanders
An Invocation of the Holy Spirit Matthew Martin
Stabat Mater Alissa Firsova
Chansons Francaises Francis Poulenc
Blow the Wind Southerly Trad. arr. Cameron
She’s Like the Swallow Arr. Ben Sawyer
Ye banks and braes Arr. Ben Sawyer
Four Elizabethan Songs Michael Gryspeerdt

2018 05 Painswick Three Choirs benefit concert thumbnailA 7.30pm concert in St. Mary's Church, Painswick to support the Three Choirs Festival.

In this varied evening of music, we will perform part songs by Schubert, Poulenc and George Shearing, settings of Elizabethan poetry by Gloucestershire composer Michael Gryspeerdt and a selection of folk and jazz favourites. The concert takes place in the beautiful surroundings of St. Mary's in Painswick.

Dessert and wine will be served after the concert.

Tickets cost £17.50 (including dessert and wine) and are available from the Three Choirs Ticket Office online, or by telephone on 01452 768928.

2018 06 For an Unknown Soldier thumbnailFor an Unknown Soldier at 7pm in Tewkesbury Abbey.

To mark the end of the First World War, we are delighted to team up with the Saint Cecelia Singers, Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra and Cheltenham Youth Choir to perform For an Unknown Soldier by Jonathan Dove. The amazing James Gilchrist will be performing the tenor solo.

Our joint concert will also feature Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, two of Hubert Parry's Songs of Farewell and Stabat Mater by Alissa Firsova.

Tickets cost £15 (free for under-18s) and are available from the Saint Cecelia Singers' website or by phone on 01684 856148. Tickets are also available from the Tewkesbury Abbey Shop, plus Tourist Information in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door.