The Spring Concert on 13th May 2017 was a celebration of 70 years of choral music in Ampthill. The programme comprised some choral classics, including Faure’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria. The performance ended with three choruses from the Messiah, the Hallelujah Chorus brought the evening to a rousing conclusion. The choir was joined by three young soprano soloists, Kirsten Burt, Kirsty Williams, Victoria Wray, who all sang beautifully and we were also under the direction of our new conductor, Karen Beer, for the first time.
The choir would like to thank everyone who has supported the Choral Society over the years as singers, conductors, accompanists, soloists and, of course, audiences. We look forward to many more years of choral music in Ampthill!
The Choir held another successful and very enjoyable Christmas Concert in December, after which we said farewell to Angela Doughty, our conductor for over twenty years.
To mark the Society’s 70th anniversary our Spring Concert programme will comprise some of the most popular choral works that the choir has sung over its seventy years of performing choral music in and around Ampthill. Items will include Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and choruses from Handel’s Messiah. The Society is delighted that Karen Beer has taken up the baton and will be conducting the choir at the Spring Concert.
We look forward to seeing you at the concert in May.
Ampthill & District Choral Society is for singers who enjoy performing some of the best and most popular choral works. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings during school term-time between September and May and stages a Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert each year, as well as making appearances at other events during the year, such as the Friends of Ampthill Christmas Lights Concert. Whether you are a soprano, alto, tenor or bass, we always welcome new singers. No audition is necessary.
Recent performances have included Handel’s Messiah for our 60th Anniversary concert in 2007, Brahms’s Requiem, Haydn’s The Seasons (2010), Faure’s Requiem (2011) and a concert performance of Merrie England to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. The 2014-15 season concluded with a performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.