Cambridgeshire Choral Society


We are very sorry to inform members of the death of David Willcocks on Sept 17th 2015 who had been CCS president since the inception of the society.
There will be a memorial concert in Kings College Chapel on Sunday Nov 22nd at 3pm. This will be on Radio 3.

Please note that combined rehearsals now start at 2.30pm and end at 4.30pm. ALL the joint rehearsals will be at Newnham Croft Primary School.

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Andrew Parnell moved on this summer after 10 years as our very effective conductor. The photo above was at his last concert with CCS.

We welcome our new conductor Richard Laing who starts in the 2015-16 season.

The Cambridgeshire Choral Society gives the opportunity for amateur singers from all parts of Cambridgeshire to take part in the performance of major choral works under a professional conductor with professional soloists and a full orchestra in prestigious venues such as King's College Chapel, Ely Cathedral or the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

The Society uniquely comprises a number of smaller choirs that meet on a weekly basis for rehearsal under the guidance of a professional musician. These choirs join together with "Associate Members" for combined rehearsals with the Principal Conductor on several Saturdays throughout the season.
Details of our concerts, rehearsals, history and conductors may be found by following the links on the left of each page.

2016 Concert

The next CCS concert  will be a performance of Handel's Dettingen Te Deum and Mozart's Requiem at the Great Hall, Leys School, Fen Causeway, Cambridge, CB2 7AD on April 2nd 2016 at 7.30pm.

2015 Concert

The 2015 concert was the Imperial "Nelson Mass" by Haydn and the Magnificat in D by Bach.  The date was April 25th at West Road Concert Hall at 7.30pm. It was an excellent occasion.

Tickets are usually available at the door or from Sue Allin (see email address below)  at £18 adults and £6 children.  If you require these posting, please send a stamped addressed envelope to Sue Allin with a cheque payable to CCS.  Sue's phone number is 01223 262990

Sue Allin
67 Long Road
CB23 7DG

2014 Concerts

The May 31st 2014 concert was at St John's College Chapel, Cambridge . The pieces were Rutter's Magnificat, Parnell's  Dew of Heaven and  Boellmann's Suite Gothique (for organ) played by Jonathan Lilley.

The March 22nd 2014 concert was at West Rd Concert Hall Cambridge when the CCS choir  performed Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (German Requiem) Opus 45.

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