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WELCOME TO  INVERNESS CHORAL SOCIETY 

Our next session will begin rehearsals on Monday August 15th 2022 7.30pm at Smithton Church. We hope to have a concert on Saturday November 19th or 26th- 2022 - more information will follow once available. We hope to be able to hold our Carolthon onve more, on Saturday December 17th Carolthon, Eastgate Centre. Again, more information will follow once available.

Inverness Choral Society enjoyed a very successful first concert since November 2019. You can read a review of the concert here. It's by Margaret Chrystall, and is in What's On North.

Although performed without soloists or orchestra, the great varirty of pieces and organ solos were very popular with our enthusiastic audience. 

The concert included old favourites like Franck’s ‘Panis angelicus’ and Mozart’s ‘Ave verum corpus’, works by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Arensky; opera choruses by Verdi, Puccini, Gounod and Wagner; a Gilbert & Sullivan sequence from ‘The Gondoliers’ and ‘The Pirates of Penzance’; and to finish the programme, choruses from ‘Messiah’. Gordon Tocher also performed two solo pieces on the organ as interludes between the choruses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update on Choral rehearsal and Covid safety.

Our new session started on 10th January. New Members were welcomed from Monday, January 17th.   Going forward, any potential new members should contact Mary on mthoms_n@hotmail.co.uk  ;  01463 230440, for a copy of the Covid rules and any new member information, for future terms. 

Rehearsals are held at Smithton Church, 1 Murray Rd, Smithton, Inverness IV2 7YU on Mondays, between 7.30 and 9.00pm. For any new membwers there will be a voice test to ensure we are all singing in the most appropriate section.

The Choral has launched its celebratory book, produced with grant aid from Inverness Common Good Fund.

 

The 68-page book is full of photographs, facts and figures about the Society’s activities over the years, with lively reminiscences and anecdotes contributed by members and friends and full details of all the Society’s concerts since 1977; (earlier concerts are listed here on the website).

It will make a wonderful keepsake for members past and present, and for anyone interested in the Choral Society. Price £10.

 

The book is now available from Waterstones or via the society, as detailed below:

Payment can be by BACS, Sort Code 82-65-18, Account number: 20310143   (Clydesdale Bank - now Virgin Money, Academy Street), or by cheque to 'Inverness Choral Society', or by cash at Monday rehearsals.

If you would like to buy a copy but can’t be at choral practices, contact us via the website, info@invernesschoral.org.uk and for those living in Inverness we can try to arrange a free delivery to your house. If posting out is required, this would be an extra £2.15 (for up to two books).

 

Inverness Choral Society is the largest choir in the Highlands of Scotland and draws singers from a wide area around Inverness.  The Choral Society presents two main concerts every year, in Spring and Autumn. These usually take place at the impressive Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, and the concerts attract large audiences. The Inverness Choral Sinfonia frequently joins us in performances of the major choral works as well as lesser known choral music. Professional soloists always enjoy singing with us, whether they are well known names or talented singers at the start of their careers.

The conductor of the Inverness Choral Society

is Gordon Tocher 

and the accompanist is Sheila Bruce.  

   

Past Performances

Click here to see a list of our performances at Eden Court Theatre since 1977. We have now also collated a list of earlier performances, from the Society being founded in 1920 to 1976. Click here to see this information.

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