Chipping
Norton
Choral
Society

OUR NEXT CONCERT

7:30 pm, Saturday, 18th December 2021

St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Christmas Concert:
Benjamin Britten – Saint Nicolas
Excerpts from Handel – Messiah

Under-16s are welcome to attend free.

Refreshments (including mince pies, wine, and soft drinks) will be available for purchase during the interval.

OUR NEXT CONCERT

Saturday, 4th April 2020, 7:30pm

OUR NEXT CONCERT:

7:30pm, Saturday, 18th December 2021 at St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton
Christmas Concert: Britten – St Nicolas & Excerpts from Handel – Messiah

OUR NEXT CONCERT:  7:30pm, Saturday, 18th December 2021  /  St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton  /  Christmas Concert

Vacancy

Musical Director/Conductor

We are looking for a Musical Director/Conductor to succeed Peter Hunt who is leaving us after 24 years. Should you wish to apply, you will find a download link to the Application Pack below. The application process is set out in Section 5.

Closing date for applications is 1 October 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be notified early in October, with auditions and interviews taking place in the last two weeks of October.

WHO ARE WE?

Chipping Norton and District Choral Society (CNCS) exists to provide amateur singers with the chance to sing varied and exciting choral works together in a supportive and friendly environment.

Our origins go back to the 1920s (see History). Recent concerts have included Bach’s Mass in B minor, Elgar’s Music Makers, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Vivaldi and Handel to the unique sound and challenges of Fanshawe’s African Sanctus. Our last Concert was Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, which we performed in Cheltenham Town Hall.

                         “My deep belief is that everyone can sing, and that given sufficient encouragement and strong leadership, ordinary people can truly achieve extraordinary things.

The choir is testament to that belief.

 Peter Hunt
Conductor & Musical Director

                         “If I had to sum up what music means to me, whether it’s a beginner violinist playing in front of a family gathering, or a thousand people performing Mahler’s 8th Symphony, it is (to quote Hans Christian Andersen), ‘where words fail, music speaks’.

Chris Brown
Assistant Conductor & Accompanist

THINKING ABOUT JOINING US?

New members are always welcome, and whilst we strive to bring out the best performance from everyone, no auditions are required.

During September 2021, we will be rehearsing on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 in Chipping Norton School. As the school is undergoing improvements, we may have to find an alternative venue in October — more information on this will be added here soon.

When the music stops a number of us — often including Peter, our Conductor — make our way to the Chequers pub in the town centre; it’s a great way to get to know people.

If you would like to join CNCS please just come along. Rehearsal dates can be found under Members’ News.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Committee members by telephone or email. Either way, you will be given a very warm welcome.

OUR NEXT CONCERT

7:30 pm, Saturday, 18th December 2021

St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Christmas Concert:
Benjamin Britten – Saint Nicolas
Excerpts from Handel – Messiah

Under-16s are welcome to attend free.

Refreshments (including mince pies, wine, and soft drinks) will be available for purchase during the interval.

FUTURE EVENTS

Gioachino Rossini:
Petite Messe Solennelle

Saturday, 4th April 2020

Postponed due to COVID-19

No additional information on this event is available at this time.

Unlikely to take place due to COVID-19

CONDUCTOR’S NOTES

MEMBERSNEWS