Programme 2018-2019


Next concert – 7.30 pm Saturday 8th December 2018 in Ambleside Parish Church

(please note change of date from that originally published)

J S Bach – Christmas Oratorio Parts 1-3

Alto: Amy Shaw

Tenor: Stephen Newlove

Bass: Paul im Thurn

South Cumbria Ensemble lead by Julian Cann with Ian Thompson on the harpsichord

Tickets £12 (including a glass of wine) on the door

Ambleside & District Choral society is made up of around 50 amateur singers living around the area and led by Choral Director, Jolyon Dodgson.  This year we are delighted to be singing the very popular Christmas Oratorio by J S Bach and will be supported by some wonderful soloists and the South Cumbria Ensemble.  The second half of the concert will also include a number of wonderful Christmas carols, several with audience participation so come along and join us at the start of the Christmas festival period.

Coming up:

4th May 2019 – Josef Haydn: The Creation

14th December 2019 – Puccini: Messa di Gloria

9th May 2020 – J S Bach: St John Passion

Past concerts:

28th April  2018 – Mozart Requiem plus Regina Coeli & Haydn: Little Organ Mass; Insanae et Vanae Curae

December 2017 – Charpentier: Messe de Minuit, Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other Christmas music

May 2017 – Vivaldi: Gloria (RV589 and 588)

December 2016 – Haydn: St Nicholas Mass and other Christmas music

May 2016 – Schutz: the Pharisee & the Publican, Woman, why weepest thou, Montiverdi: Mass in Four Voices, Standford: Songs of the Fleet, Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

December 2015 – Handel: Messiah

May 2015 – various choral pieces by Louise Verne and Gabriel Faure

December 2014 – Dvorak: Mass in D plus Christmas music

May 2014 – Mozart: Missa Brevis, Divertimento in D, Ave Verum Corpus, Mass in C, Laudate Dominium

December 2013 – Christmas music by Vierne, Faure, Berlioz and others

May 2013 – Handel: Judas Maccabeus

December 2012 – Christmas music by Vivaldi, Britten, Rutter and others

May 2012 – Haydn: Nelson Mass, Handel: Zadok the Priest, Mozart: Solemn Vespers