2018 12 Carols by Candlelight thumbnailCarols by Candlelight, 6pm in Holy Apostles Church, Charlton Kings.

Why not start your festive season with our annual Christmas concert? We present a mix of traditional carols, modern carols, music that you know and music that you have never heard before - all in the warm and beautiful Victorian carved interior of Holy Apostles.

We welcome Stephen Whitford as our guest soloist for this evening. Stephen is a choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge and has a growing reputation as an outstanding baritone.

Our programme for this evening includes Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Tickets cost £12 (free for under-18s) and are available available below. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door. All on-line sales will be passed to the front desk, so you will not need a physical ticket to get in to the concert.

Please note the unusual 6pm start time, and do book early as we expect this concert to be very popular.

We must thank Perry Bishop and Chambers estate agents for their sponsorship of this event.

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(Free under-18 tickets do not need to be ordered in advance)

2019 01 Victoria come and sing thumbnailCome-and-sing Victoria Requiem in Holy Apostles Church, Charlton Kings.

Have you ever wanted to sing with The Oriel Singers? Well, here is your chance!

Come and indulge yourself in the glorious Requiem by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). Victoria was a Spanish composer in 16th century Spain and part of the counter-reformation. His Requiem, written for six parts, is full of refined but passionate conviction: just wonderful Renaissance music to wrap yourself in.

Our come-and-sing day has two parts:

  • 10am-4pm we rehearse the Requiem under the fine direction of Ben Sawyer. Tea, coffee and good company are all provided.
  • 5pm a free concert for all comers, with home-made cake. Bring your family to hear what we have made of this great music.

Booking for this day is now open. To book, you must do two things:

  • Complete our online form with information about yourself and your choral experience.
  • Pay for the event via the PayPal link below. Altervatively, please send a cheque (payable to The Oriel Singers) to The Treasurer of The Oriel Singers, 20 Old Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7QD.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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There is more information for attendees below, including practice files!

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