Chipping
Norton
Choral
Society

OUR NEXT CONCERT

Saturday, 11th June 2022, 7:30 pm

St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

“Pomp and Pimms”:
Songs from the Coronation

OUR NEXT CONCERT

Saturday, 4th April 2020, 7:30pm

OUR NEXT CONCERT:   “Pomp and Pimms”: Songs from the Coronation   /   Saturday, 11th June 2022, 7:30 pm   /   St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

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 Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, which we performed in St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, Deddington.

“I believe that if you can speak, you can sing. The normal range people use when they speak, the dynamics (loud and soft) and the pitch modulation (high and low) are a sort of singing. It’s my job as a choral conductor to help people understand and enjoy using their voices, working together to create something magical!”

Benedict Goodall
Conductor & Musical Director (2021 – present)

“I have a life-long passion for classical music; it began when I studied oboe (primarily) and piano at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester. I left with two grade 8 distinctions and decided to forsake the oboe and make a career in piano accompaniment and teaching...that together with music administration and playing the organ.

I believe that enthusiastic amateurs, just like professionals in fact, develop and grow when they feel valued and when they become engaged through friendly support.”

Rowena Gibbons
Accompanist (2022 – present)

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.

Currently we rehearse on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 in the Methodist Church, Chipping Norton.

When the music stops a number of us — often including Ben, 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 on the Rehearsals page.

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

Saturday, 11th June 2022, 7:30 pm

St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

“Pomp and Pimms”:
Songs from the Coronation

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