Registered Charity No. 1145755
Towcester Choral Society is a mixed voice choir with a membership of enthusiastic singers performing a wide variety of music in Towcester and South Northamptonshire since 1900, which has recently included Handel's Messiah with orchestra and soloists, and two compositions by the much accredited modern composer, Karl Jenkins', his 'Stella Natalis' and 'The Armed Man'.
In addition, TCS members regularly join singers from other choirs to perform in such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall.
We welcome singers of all levels of experience, from those who have only sung in the shower to experienced voices. It is not necessary to read music, and those members who joined us with no technical knowledge have picked it up over time and blossomed as accomplished singers. Our Musical Director Helen Swift, who takes us from strength to strength, believes everyone can sing given the opportunity and the right guidance.
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Born in 1955 Bob Chilcott has been involved in choral music for most of his life. He was a chorister and choral scholar at King’s College Cambridge, and for twelve years he was a member of The King Singers. Since 1997 he has worked as a full time composer and written a wide variety of choral music including many pieces for young singers. As well as being the principal guest conductor of the BBC singers, he has conducted choirs worldwide, working in 23 countries in 6 continents.”Can you hear me” has become one of the most widely performed pieces by children’s choirs.
A LITTLE JAZZ MASS was composed in 2004 for a festival in New Orleans. During his time with The King Singers he worked with George Shearing, Richard Rodney Bennett, and John Dankworth. Bob Chilcott has skilfully brought together the Latin Mass and the Jazz idiom in such an expressive and unforced way that it is an achievement that has generally eluded other composers who have tried something similar.
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