Welcome to the
Fairford and District Choral Society Website
Whether you would like to listen to us or to sing with us you are sure of a warm welcome.
We particularly welcome young singers.
OUR NEXT CONCERT is on Saturday 10th May 2014
at St Mary's Church, Fairford
J S BACH - ST JOHN PASSION – accompanied by the Corelli
and Sine Nomine Ensembles
Described as a little piece of musical heaven, perfectly balancing the theatrical with the devotional,
this is one of Bach's most significant works. For all of the ferocity of the Good Friday story, it is a truly
optimistic piece, anticipating the resurrection with light and hope. Often seen as a highlight in any choral
society’s repertoire, John Read has worked tirelessly with our singers to provide such a wonderful opportunity
to perform this beautiful work. The Corelli Ensemble are described by the Independent as a "top notch"
orchestra which "possesses a charisma which visibly communicates the riches of 18th century music." The Ensemble
Sine Nomine specialises in the music of Bach and are giving performances of his Cantatas in Gloucester Cathedral
throughout this year which reach the highest standards.
Booking starts 2 April.
Tickets are £15 or £7 for Under 21s.
Available from Blenheim Antiques, Market Place, Fairford, 01285 712094
or call 01285 713681.
See the video and photographs
of the April 2008 Performance of Messiah
and listen to Mozart's Requiem.
Listen to John Read's Pilgrimage performed on 27th March 2010:
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