2018-19 proved to be an enjoyable and successful season with the society performing a mixed programme. Last Autumn we presented a concert entitled Tuneful Twosomes including music from Gilbert and Sullivan operas and a variety of musicals.
The Christmas concert with strings proved very enjoyable but the highlight of the year was the spring 2019 concert in which we were joined by other local choirs in performing the Brahms Requiem , Vivaldi ‘s Gloria and Zadok the priest with soloists and a full orchestra; a memorable evening .
Stokesley and District Choral Society enjoyed another successful season in 2017/18, and now looks forward to next year. In April, we presented Rutter’s Requiem, together with a selection of beautiful Mozart pieces – Splendente Te, Deus, Ave Verum Corpus, and his lovely Coronation Mass. Suitably challenging and enjoyable for the choir to perform and much appreciated by the audience.
This concert also marked the final one for our wonderful accompanist, Trevor Blease, who is moving to pastures new. He will be sorely missed, our new accompanist will join us for a very different programme of music which we will perform in Stokesley Methodist Church on Saturday November 17th: “Tuneful Twosomes – a journey through musical theatre” from Gilbert & Sullivan, through Rodgers & Hammerstein, to contemporary pieces from the likes of Lloyd Webber and Rice. It promises to be a lively and fun concert!
Further dates for the diary: Saturday December 15th is our annual Festival of Christmas music at Stokesley Parish Church – always a joyful occasion. On April 27th 2019, we are presenting a very special concert jointly with the Angrove Singers and Vox choir in Stockton Parish Church. The main item will be Brahms’ Requiem, together with Vivaldi’s Gloria and Zadok the Priest (Handel).
We welcome members old and new – our first rehearsal is on Monday September 3rd at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Stokesley at 7.30 pm. Ability to sight read is an advantage but not essential, as we can provide support and rehearsal aids. We do not hold auditions!