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?

"It was a huge pleasure to be part of such a magnificent performance. I will particularly remember the magical moment when Janet held performers and audience alike in suspended animation (much like Gerontius himself...) at the end of the concert."

Richard Edgar-Wilson
Tenor Soloist - The Dream of Gerontius

"It's a sheer joy to perform the Requiem with such a committed choir making such a marvellous sound. The choir is very lucky to have Janet leading it."

Ann-Helen Moen
Soprano Soloist – Mozart Requiem

"A gem of a choir"

Christopher Lermmings
Tenor Soloist – Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

“Britten Sinfonia had the pleasure of giving the premiere of "Maze" with the Saffron Walden Choral Society in a Music Nation event last year. The impressive new work, composed by the society's Musical Director Janet Wheeler, was a real test for any choir and SWCS gave a typically spirited and assured performance making for a memorable evening for everyone involved”.

David Butcher
CEO of Britten Sinfonia

“The choir had been well prepared and responded positively to Janet Wheeler’s clear direction. ....... the chorus sang with enthusiasm and energy which carried their sound well over the orchestra with all sections taking the limelight with confidence as required.”

Derek Harrison
Musical Director – Hertford Choral Society
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