Piano Recital on 30 October 23 Oct 2018 - Penshurst Choral Society is delighted to be hosting a piano recital on 30 October 2018 at 8 pm given by Jong-Gyung Park, our wonderful pianist. She will be playing Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor K 475 Schubert: Sonata in A major, D.664 post. 120 Balakirev: Islamey Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition There will be a cash bar and tickets at £10 for adults and £5 for children are available on the door. The recital is instead of our normal Tuesday rehearsal and will be held in the Jubilee Theatre, Holmewood House School. Please do come and join us for this Read more
New year starting! 30 Aug 2018 - Our concert in the summer was a really joyous occasion and ended our first year with John Hargreaves. Every conductor brings something new and exciting to the society as John has done and enabled us all to enjoy making music, friendships and importantly have fun. We also have our wonderful accompanist Jong-Gyung Park - we have a great team leading us. The first rehearsal is on Tuesday 4 September, at 8 pm in Jubilee Theatre, Holmewood House School. We are looking forward to starting another exciting year with members, old and new. If you would like to join us we Read more
February concert! 24 Jan 2018 - If on a dark evening you would like to spend an evening listening to Beethoven, Dvorak and Haydn why don't you come to our concert on 24 February in the Jubilee Theatre, Holmewood House School. The choir is getting great pleasure from singing this wonderful music and working under the skilled baton of John Hargreaves with Jong Gyung Park our brilliant accompanist. We do hope to see as many of you as possible. We have recently introduced special family rates and you can buy your tickets on line. Programmes are available on the door for which we make no additional Read more
Updated Website and tickets on sale! 26 Oct 2017 - We have updated our website, which we think is simpler to read and easier to operate. We do hope that you like it. Any comments please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. Our annual carol concert is coming up on 10 December 2017 and as we had standing room only for some of our supporters last year we have decided to sell as many tickets as possible on line ahead of time. All you need to do is go to the concerts page, click on Carols by Candlelight where you will find a button that will take you to ticket Read more
New Conductor for September! 25 Aug 2017 - The Committee is delighted to announce the appointment of John Hargreaves, Director of Music at Woldingham School as our new conductor starting in September. His full biography can be found on the Conductor/Pianist page. We are extremely pleased that Jong-Gyung Park will continue as our pianist. We are very grateful to Anthony Zerpa-Falcon for his leadership over the past three years. We had a proper opportunity to say goodbye to him and thank him at the Choir party in June. For our February concert we will be singing Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op 80 and Dvorak Mass in D Major Op Read more
Dates for 2017/18 19 May 2017 - Work is continuing apace for our concert on 11 June in Penshurst Church, please do join us. You can buy tickets on line for £10 + booking fee by pressing the button on the concert page. Tickets will be on sale on the door at £12.50. The choir will then have a break from rehearsals for the summer period resuming in September. These are the dates for rehearsals and concerts for our next season: Rehearsal Dates 5 September to 12 December 2017 Christmas Break 9 January to 20 March 2018 Easter Break 10 April to 19 June 2018 We will Read more
Summer Concert 28 Apr 2017 - We are working hard on the music for the Summer Concert - It ain't necessarily so! Sadly this will be our last concert with our Director of Music, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon and we hope that it will be our best for him. We will be singing music from Lauridsen, Barber and Chilcott, Once again Jong-Gyung Park, Callum Yule and Pete Phipps will form a Jazz trio to accompany us. Diane Day and Arthur Coomber will be singing excerpts from Porgy and Bess. This is an exciting concert so please come and join us!
Summer Concert News 28 Apr 2017 - We are working hard on the music for the Summer Concert - It ain't necessarily so! Sadly this will be our last concert with our Director of Music, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon and we hope that it will be our best for him. We will be singing music from Lauridson, Barber and Chilcott, Once again Jong-Gyung Park, Callum Yule and Pete Phipps will form a Jazz trio to accompany us. Diane Day and Arthur Coomber will be singing excerpts from Porgy and Bess. This is an exciting concert so please come and join us!
February Concert Update! 23 Jan 2017 - We are delighted to announce the soloists singing Beethoven Mass in C on 25 February 2017. We are very pleased to once again welcome Cheryl Enever, soprano and Manuela Schuette, contralto who have both sung for us before. We are equally pleased to welcome William Balkwill, tenor and Jonathan Brown, bass who are joining us for the first time. The choir are practising hard for this concert with our director, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon who is also performing and conducting Beethoven Piano concerto No 3 in C Minor. We are also delighted that The Keld Ensemble are again playing for us. Read more
Happy New Year! 4 Jan 2017 - Happy New Year! Life never stands still for the society and whilst it is great to reflect on our wonderful, oversubscribed Carol Concert, Christmas and New year are now over so our thoughts are turning to February. Our first rehearsal for 2017 is on Tuesday 10 January when we will resume practice for our concert on 25 February 2017. We are opening the concert with Haydn Te Deum in C Major for the Empress Marie Therese. This will be followed by our Director of Music, Anthony Zerpa Falcon, conducting the Keld Ensemble for Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 from Read more