Events

The Society performs three concerts with the orchestra and chorus every year in the Haslemere Hall. An additional orchestral concert is held in St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill, often featuring a soloist from within the orchestra.

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Come and Sing

Fauré: Requiem

Saturday 2 February 2019, 2 – 6.30pm

St Christopher’s Church, Haslemere GU27 1DD

Our annual Come & Sing event is understandably popular – it’s an opportunity to sing beautiful music, in a lovely acoustic, with orchestral support, and with a group of like-minded and friendly people. This year we have chosen one of the most beloved pieces in the canon, and we have a superb visiting conductor in Joanna Tomlinson.

Joanna is the Music Director of Constanza Chorus, Whitehall Choir and Farnham Youth Choir. She is a tutor for the Association of British Choral Directors, and is increasingly in demand as a workshop leader. Recent workshops include sessions for the Association of British Choral Directors, the UK Choir Festival, London Choral Conducting Masterclasses and Gabrieli Consort ‘Roar’ and Philharmonia Orchestra Education Schemes. We are delighted that she has agreed to come to us!

Those who have joined us for this event before will know that we know how to welcome you, and lay on a good tea. We hope to see many of you again, as well as some new faces.

Tickets always sell quickly, so please contact treasurer@hmsoc.org.uk to book. Tickets are £14 (or £12 to members in advance or to groups of 10 or more sing

Orchestral and Choral Concert

March 2, 2019Chorus and OrchestraHaslemere Hall
ConductorJames Ross

Works:

Haydn The Creation The Creation is an oratorio written by Haydn between 1797 and 1798. It depicts the creation of the world as described in the book of Genesis. The work is structured in three parts to be performed by a soprano, a tenor and a bass soloist, a chorus and a symphonic orchestra. The soloists in this performance will be Susan Young (soprano) Philip O’Brien (tenor) and Jon Stainsby (baritone). Many people consider the oratorio to be Haydn’s masterpiece.

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Other Events

Date/LocationPerformersWorks
May 04, 2019
Haslemere Hall
Chorus and OrchestraJenkins: Choral Suite: The Armed Man
Shostakovich: Symphony No.9

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Raising the Rafters at the Come and Sing

The Arctic Vortex did not dissuade nearly one hundred people from turning up at St Christopher’s Church, Wey Hill to sing Fauré’s Requiem on Saturday 2nd February.  Singers piled in for the energetic warm-up at 2 pm directed by Conductor Joanna Tomlinson who led the singers and later the small orchestra who arrived at 4 pm.  Clive Osgood accompanied the singers while Joanna gave tips on how to sing with passion and good technique.  Once the orchestra was in place there was a final run-through with friends and family turning up as audience.  The Haslemere Musical Society’s new chorus master Cole Bendall sang the baritone solos in the performance and Clare Loosley melted the hearts of all with her soaring soprano voice in the Pie Jesu.

There was the famous table laden with exciting cakes and lots of welcome cups of tea and plenty of friendly chatter in the two breaks for refreshment and re-charging of energies. 

Everyone agreed it was a fantastic afternoon of music making.  Finally a collection was made for Macmillan Palliative Care Midhurst which has been so helpful with one of the Society’s members who is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.  Several hundred pounds was made which has pleased greatly the suffering patient.

The Haslemere Musical Society’s next event is in the Haslemere Hall on Saturday 2nd March when there will be a performance of Haydn’s The Creation.  The orchestra and chorus will perform with three excellent soloists, Susan Young (soprano), Philip O’Brien (tenor) and Jon Stainsby (baritone).  For more details go to www.hmsoc.org.uk  and book tickets through the Haslemere Hall box office 01428 642161 or online www.haslemerehall.com

Previous Seasons' Concerts

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