Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Quintin Beer

What People Say

Praised often for our versatility and musicality, SWCS are always happy to hear from members of the audience, whether in Saffron Hall after a concert or on social media - sometimes not even before the end! The professional soloists who sing with us, equally, let us know how we do - why not read some of their comments below?

“Saffron Walden Choral Society sang brilliantly when I joined them for their special concert to mark their last performance with director Janet Wheeler at the wonderful Saffron Hall. It was my pleasure to be invited to join their performance of Fauré’s Requiem and Janet Wheeler’s world premiere of ‘The Measure Of A Tree’ written especially for the choir as a leaving gift. They were kind and welcoming and I very much hope to sing with them again."

Grace Davidson
Soprano soloist - Faure Requiem and The Measure Of A Tree - March 2022

"Many congratulations to you and the choir on a really memorable, splendid concert. I loved playing the Brahms along with Richard and Elsa in this 2-piano+timps version and it was an absolute pleasure to join with you all on Saturday - also in such a wonderful venue and with two utterly fantastic pianos, to boot!"

Simon Howat
Pianist - Brahms Ein Deutsches - November 2021

"It was wonderful to hear and sing the Brahms’ Requiem with you all on Saturday. 

It was an honour to be part of this concert as I gather it was the choir’s first since before lockdown. There were many goosebumps moments in the concert! I look forward to singing again with you all soon"

Felix Kemp
Baritone soloist - Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem November 2021

Thank you all very much for a rather fabulous concert of Britten's War Requiem. It is amongst my favourite works; a piece that I never refuse to sing. I was so impressed that such a wonderful performance was prepared with only one rehearsal. The choir were marvellous in what is a very tricky work. 

Congratulations to you all on bringing everything together so well.

Robin Tritschler
Tenor Soloist - Britten: War Requiem

“I have your next concert in my diary and look forward to it very much. I thought your performance of 'Messiah' before Christmas was outstanding; it is hard to make the performance of such a popular work stand out, but SWCS did it!”

David Smith
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