The perfect way to start your Christmas:

Come and celebrate the start of the Festive Season with the Shoreham Oratorio Choir as they perform the Oratorio de Noel, composed by Camille Saint-Saens in 1858. Saint-Saëns is a consummate master of composition, and no one possesses a more profound knowledge than he does of the secrets and resources of the art. .

The Summer Term…

Our next concert, which will be held at The Baptist Church, in Western Road, Shoreham-by-Sea on Saturday 15th July. But this is a concert with a difference. The concert will be held at Tea Time (4 pm), with refreshments – tea, coffee and cake, and will include music by Bob Chilcott, Elgar, Handel, Holst, Parry, …

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Become a ‘Friend’ of the Choir…

Brighton choir conductor

Have you ever considered becoming a ‘Friend’ of Shoreham Oratorio Choir? For just £30 (renewed annually – cost may change in the future) you get the benefit of a discount of one third off the price of your concert ticket. As well as helping towards the choir’s funds and knowing that you are helping to …

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Faure Concert – Saturday 19th March

Faure's Requiem Manuscript

We are back! Following our planned Christmas Concert which sadly had to be cancelled due to Corona Virus restrictions, we are please to announce our comeback concert with a festival of Faure! The choir will perform the iconic Faure Requiem plus other pieces by the great composer. However, we will also be performing ‘The Seal …

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Donation to Shoreham Foodbank

food bank

Although we are not up to full numbers yet at our live rehearsals we managed to put up a good show with our collection for the Shoreham Foodbank last night. The donations were collected this morning and we were assured that they would all find new homes promptly. Thank you to all our lovely generous …

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Picnic in the park

A lovely afternoon in Buckingham Park. On Sunday 18th July 29 members of the Shoreham Oratorio Choir met for the first time since March 2020. A chance to chat, catch-up and talk about the future. Luckily the sun shone and our shady location was the perfect place to spend a couple of hours with friends.

Online Rehearsals

Screenshot of choir on Zoom call

Shoreham Oratorio Choir like many choral groups have not been able to meet and sing together since March 2020. To help keep our members singing, on-line rehearsals began via Zoom.

A link was sent to all our members who are invited to take part. This link also gave access to the music we would be singing – the scores (pdf) and the rehearsal files. These grew each week as new material was added.

The sessions were expertly led by our M.D. Marc Yarrow and largely followed the traditional rehearsal format – lots of fun and lots of singing. Up to 28 participants logged-on weekly. Well done and thank you.

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