Pangbourne Choral Society is a thriving, non-audition choral society based in Pangbourne, Berkshire, UK. We rehearse and hold concerts in The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College.
We stage two or three concerts per year. Our repertoire is mainly focused on the larger choral works, although our summer concerts usually have a more mixed and lighter programme. We are always keen to welcome singers of all ages, and this website has plenty of information for you if you are thinking of joining the Society.
2013-2014 was our 40th Anniversary Season, during which we staged an extraordinary anniversary concert where our then current and former musical directors conducted works such as Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine and Vaughan Williams's Toward the Unknown Region. For the 2014-2015 season we started with our annual Christmas carol concert, sang Handel's Messiah in February 2015 and finally performed Purcell's Dido and Aeneas in June 2015.
In March 2016 the Society performed Bach's wonderful Mass in B Minor for the very first time, and the concert was a triumph. Our summer concert in June, including Rutter's Gloria, was with the excellent assistance of the Wantage Silver Band. Full details of our forthcoming concerts, and of past concerts and works, are on our Performances pages, including ticket information when available.
Roy Raby, our Director of Music, stepped down after the June concert. We are delighted to welcome Eleanor Honnor, the new Director of Music at Pangbourne College, from September 2016. We have also just said farewell to James Bowstead, our accompanist. News on a new accompanist as we hear it!
Our rehearsal and concert venue is The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College. You will find more information at the above link, including maps and directions.
Last but not least, the website has information for our members including key dates, the relevant forms and a collection of photos to enjoy.