A message from our Chair

Diana Thrush


A very warm welcome to Guildford Chamber Choir’s website where we are delighted to be launching our very first virtual offering, recorded in celebration of our 40th Birthday on June 28th. As one of the original Founder Members, four of whom still sing with the choir today, I am proud to be in the Chair for such a significant occasion. It’s hard to believe that forty years have passed since a small group of us sang our Inaugural concert in Guildford’s United Reformed Church. We have grown in number since those early days, and performed a wide repertoire of music in many venues both here and abroad, but our joy in singing and socialising together remains just the same.

We planned of course to present our Birthday concert live, with a grand party for choir and audience afterwards, but circumstances have changed considerably in the world of live performance. How lucky we were to have been able to perform our St Matthew Passion concert, just before lockdown began in March. Those of you who were there will remember what a special and very poignant evening it was.

Heartfelt thanks are due to our co-founders, Richard Fox and John Bawden, and to the many people who continue to support us, amongst them the Patrons and Friends of GCC. But no concert, whether live or virtual, would be complete without an audience. We are lucky indeed to be blessed with a following of such loyal and enthusiastic music lovers. Thank you all for your continuing interest. We look forward to seeing you again before too long. Meanwhile I hope that you will enjoy our video recording until such time as we can meet once more in person.

Bruckner: Locus Iste

Editing, mixing and video production - Al Forbes

Locus Iste_1.mp4

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea

Editing, mixing and video production - Al Forbes

Linden Lea_2.mp4

Guildford Chamber Choir was founded in 1980 with the express aim of performing choral music of the finest quality from the 16th century to the present day. Over the years the choir has remained loyal to this aim, gaining an enviable reputation both for the high standard of its singing and for performing varied and often unusual repertoire. As well as being at the forefront of Guildford music-making, the Guildford Chamber Choir’s reputation has stretched beyond the town and county boundaries. More about the choir....

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