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

December 1, 2018Chorus and OrchestraHaslemere Hall

Works:

Beethoven Mass in C
Fauré Masques et Bergamasques
Elgar Chanson de Nuit and Chanson de Matin
Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
Handel Hallelujah Chorus: The Messiah
Parry Jerusalem (in honour of the centennial of Parry's death)

Other Events

Date/LocationPerformersWorks
February 02, 2019
St Christopher's Church
Come And SingFauré: Requiem
March 02, 2019
Haslemere Hall
Chorus and OrchestraHaydn: The Creation
May 04, 2019
Haslemere Hall
Chorus and OrchestraJenkins: Choral Suite: The Armed Man
Shostakovich: Symphony No.9

Latest reviews

May Concert - An Evening of Contrasts

Haslemere Musical Society rounded off their season with a concert of an eclectic mix of musical styles which provided a contrasting texture of musical moods. Starting with Sibelius’ Karelia Suite the orchestra gave a lively interpretation of this popular work, specially notable was the Alla Marcia with its foot-tapping rhythms. Then the mood changed to the wistful Adagio by Baerman followed by the delightful Concertstük in G Minor by the same composer. Both involved local clarinet virtuoso and music teacher Helen Owlett as soloist to excellent effect. Helen had researched the history of the Adagio middle movement and transcribed it for this concert.

Helen Owlett (Clarinet)     

After the interval the mood again changed with choir, orchestra and soloists performing scenes from the final act and dénoument of Wagner’s Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. This work, which was demanding on the performers was accomplished with aplomb and enthusiasm and was a tribute to the skilled preparation of the choir by local musician and composer Clive Osgood and rehearsal pianist and interpreter Helen Bendall. 

The soloists were Meta Powell (Eva) Emma Carrington (Magdalene) John Pierce (David) Andrew Greenan (Hans Sachs) whose diction was exemplary, and local tenor Philip O’Brien who has performed with HMS previously. The climax of the opera made for a rousing finale of an evening of seriously good music.

Performers (left to right): Andrew Greenan (Bass-Baritone), Meta Powell (Soprano), James Ross (conductor), Philip O’Brien (Tenor), Emma Carrington (Mezzo Soprano) and John Pierce (Tenor)

The orchestra had clearly worked hard under Music Director Dr. James Ross who conducted and conveyed his enthusiasm to choir and orchestra who had successfully mastered some very difficult and challenging music.

 

Previous Seasons' Concerts

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