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Christmas Oratorio

Preparations are well under way for this concert and tickets are selling well. The chorus is really attacking singing the German words so the concert promises to be excellent.

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Missa Solemnis – a triumph!

Gloucester Choral Society gave a thrilling and triumphant performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis last night (Saturday 19 November), a notoriously challenging work but one to which the choir certainly rose. Due to his inability to sing through ill health, our Chairman was unusually able to witness proceedings from the

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Missa Solemnis change of soloist

Unfortunately, Jonathan Best who was scheduled to sing bass at our performance of Missa Solemnis on Saturday 19 November has been forced to withdraw due to ill health. However, we are delighted that Matthew Hargreaves, who will be one of our Messiah soloists, has picked up the baton and

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What a week for GCS!

It’s been an incredible week for Gloucester Choral Society, one which has seen many of its members taking part in the UK’s most prestigious classical music festivals. The week was heralded the previous Friday (15 July) with our very own Maestro, Adrian Partington, guiding the choir with

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Adrian Partington on BBC national radio

Our very own Adrian Partington made two appearances on BBC national radio recently. On Tales from the Stave on Radio 4, he gave some truly inspirational insights on Elgar’s original score of Dream of Gerontius, as well as directing the National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales in Radio 3’s wonderfully

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