Forthcoming Events

Next concert Excerpts from Handel’s Samson oratorio

Church of St Simon and St Jude in Milton-under-Wychwood on Saturday 17th June, at 7.30pm.

At Christmas we sing Bach’s B Minor Mass on Saturday 9th December, St Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

We will be accompanied by the Cotswold Baroque Players.

Non CNCS Events

SUNDAY SOIRÉE – Sunday 23rd April, 7:30pm in Charlbury Memorial Hall

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*** BOOK LAUNCH *** 

Not a musical event this time, but one, I hope you’ll forgive me taking the liberty to plug in the context of our “friendly society”!

From the soprano line of our society, Juliet has told me that she has a novel about to be released to the world.

In fact, Juliet has already published eleven books (well there’s a surprise!) …mostly to do with her work as a lecturer in art history. But this book will be different as it’s a bit of a departure from the earlier eleven, in the shape of a novel.

Everyone probably knows something about the Brontë family and their difficult life up in Yorkshire, but Juliet’s research for an MA dissertation on the Brontë landscape brought her attention to an unknown character in their story – a young boy, John, son of a local shoemaker. He was so bright he was given Saturday lessons by Mr. Nicholls, the curate in the Brontës’ village, Haworth. Through the years, John grew close to his master and witnessed his tortured love for Charlotte Brontë – about which he talked in later life and this forms the basis of Juliet’s story.

It will be published in July under her professional name, Juliet Heslewood (so don’t go googling “Juliet Craig author”) – and Jaffé & Neale in Chippy have talked about some event to mark the event, so look out for that.

Meanwhile, Juliet is happy to receive emails about it – or, I dare say, even orders! Through her there’s likely to be a reduction for CNCS choristers! You can contact her on if you’d like to know more, or place an order.

The book’s title is simply ‘Mr. Nicholls’, by Juliet Heslewood and it will be published by the Scratching Shed publishing company. It’s due out in June so Happy Summer Reading!


COME AND SING for SYRIANS – Vivaldi Gloria Workshop (plus extras) on Saturday 20th May, 1:30pm (6:30pm performance) in St Peter Ad Vincula Church, South Newington

For more details of the benefitting charities go to

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CSSM SUMMER SCHOOL, 22-29 July, Sherbourne Dorset

Detail in the flyer below and also from their website Anyone attending this summer school for the first time will receive a £50 discount from their fee and CNCS will also receive a donation from CSSM to the tune of £50!

CSSM 2017




The flyer below gives details of holidays running in 2017. Further details here

Choral Holidays 2017



ORCHESTRA OF ST JOHNS – Dates for your diary

OSJ Proms at the Ashmolean Museum – 2017 Season