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.

 

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Our 2018/19 Concerts

 

The programme for this year is

        1st December
           Dorchester Abbey
           A Plea for Peace

        Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem
        Fauré- Requiem
        Elgar - Serenade for Strings


        30th March 2019
          Oratory School - Woodcote

        Elgar - The Kingdom


        15th June 2019
          Dorchester Abbey

        Carter, Stanford & Borodin

 





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