GCS will make an emphatic start to its 2022-2023 concert season with A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams on 5th November 2022. Captivating from the very first notes, A Sea Symphony is music that comes to life in the imagination of listeners of all ages. The choir is delighted to welcome back the wonderful British Sinfonietta as orchestra for the occasion and again later in the season. There will also be a performance of Exultet, a new commission created by contemporary composer, Torsten Rasch.
The festive spirit will be alive and well once again with Handel’s Messiah on 3rd December, accompanied by the Corelli Orchestra, and carol singing throughout the month culminating in Carols for All on Boxing Day. Carols for All is a popular free event held in support of GCS and a local charity.
Long overdue but well worth the wait, the 175th Anniversary Concert will finally be held, with a rare performance of Howells’ Hymnus Paradisi and Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring renowned clarinet soloist Emma Johnson, being highlights. Tickets for GCS concerts start from just £10 for adults, with all tickets for students and under-25s being just £5 in all price categories.
GCS will also open the cathedral doors to all singers once again with two ‘Sing Saturday’ events, giving people the opportunity to sing Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s The Song of Hiawatha (first part) and Mozart’s Requiem and learn from the choir’s distinguished Musical Director, Adrian Partington. GCS Sing Saturdays are just £10, or free for students and under-25s.
There will also be an all-day singing workshop of Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis. Singing this 40-part motet for 8 choirs in Gloucester Cathedral will be a uniquely memorable experience for all.