Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Janet Wheeler

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?

"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

"The singing of the choir, under the inspired direction of Janet Wheeler was simply outstanding - a thrilling sound, vibrant and open throated, full of conviction throughout, together with a precision of rhythm and security of intonation, even in the most exposed unaccompanied passages, that would be the envy of many a professional ensemble. Bravi!"

Andrew Greenan
Bass/Baritone Soloist – Messa di Gloria/Stabat Mater
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