About Benson Choral Society

 

We are a friendly and thriving choir of over 100 singers, expertly directed by our long-serving musical director Christopher Walker and accompanist  Anita D'Attellis.

Although we are a non-auditioned choir, Chris's enviable blend of challenge and encouragement enables us to achieve the often ambitious plans and high standards which we set ourselves. While the standard classics of the choral repertoire remain at our core, with recent performances of the great works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi and Elgar, we always enjoy the challenges of less well-known music. Concerts in recent years have highlighted both the new - Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo, Mirror of Perfection  by Richard Blackford - and the unusual - Rio Grande by Constant Lambert, Misa Criola by Ramirez and Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30 pm in St Mary's Church, Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0EG, with a refreshment break at half time.


New members are always welcome and can come and try us without obligation.

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Our 2018/19 Concerts





 
 

 

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Our Summer Concert brings together Andrew Carter’s tuneful Benedicite, in which we will be joined by the Children’s Choir of St Mary’s, Wallingford, and Stanford’s nautical Songs of the Fleet, along with the exciting Overture and Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor. We will be accompanied, as always, by The Elgar Orchestra, with baritone soloist Michael Bundy.
 

     
 
Concerts for 2019/20

Details of our concerts for the next season, Autumn 2019 - Summer 2020, will be given here as soon as possible.  Make sure you then add the dates to your diary.





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