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

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Spirit of Christmas "Joy to the World" Competition - Answers

If you haven't yet tried the fun quiz for all the family, then read no further and visit here: http://www.swchoral.org.uk/events/spirit-of-christmas-2020

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Spirit of Christmas - A fun quiz for all the family!

Hidden in our final concert episode is a fun quiz to amuse all the family whilst singing along to 'Joy to the World'

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Spirit of Christmas - The final Episode

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Spirit of Christmas 2020 Episode 3 is now available!

Including the premiere of our Mixed-Age Group winner in our 2020 Carol Competition

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Spirit of Christmas 2020 Episode 2 is live

View Episode 2, including the premiere performance of the Carol Competition Junior winning carol

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Spirit of Christmas 2020 is live!

The first episode of this year's exciting Spirit of Christmas Concert is now available on YouTube, featuring local schools and Saffron Walden Choral Society

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Spirit of Christmas 2020 is coming!

An online celebration of Christmas with participating local schools and organisations in and around Saffron Walden.

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Welcome to the 2020 SWCS Carol Competition

For all the aspiring young composers in the Saffron Walden Area, we invite you to listen to Janet Wheeler's short introductory video, inviting you to take part in this year's Carol Competition.

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SWCS Carol Competition 2020

Our annual Saffron Walden Choral Society Carol Competition is now open! We welcome entries from composes in the Junior (Up to year 6), Senior (Years 7-13) categories, and in the Mixed Age category. Details of the different categories are shared below.

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Welcome back to singing with Saffron Walden Choral Society

Rehearsals resume online, starting Monday September 7th - Welcome back to all our members!

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Singing Day : Bach's Magnificat with Anna Lapwood : 10:00 - 16:00

Brighten up your January with a singing day exploring Bach's wonderful Magnificat, led by the multi-talented singer, conductor, broadcaster and organist, Anna Lapwood.

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2019/20 Rehearsal Schedule Published

Our 2019/20 Rehearsal Schedule is now available in our Members Area

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The Big Choir Experience!

Do you want to try big choir singing? Have you ever wanted to try singing great music works such as Handel's Hallelujah Chorus? Join us for an evening of singing for fun, trying out various choral works from great works to some modern styles such as gospel. We are touring 4 of our local villages and holding open rehearsals to which everyone is invited!

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Review of The Glories of Venice, Saffron Hall: Saturday 23 March 2019

A delightful concert, much enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience.

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March Concert Poster - Glories of Venice

Download the poster for our Glories of Venice March concert...

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Review of Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem performed Saturday 17th November 2018

The centenary of the end of World War I was marked in this imaginative, stimulating programme...

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November Concert Poster

The latest concert poster is ready for download.

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SignuptoSing - PANTO PRONTO!

We invite younger singers to join our youth choir, SignuptoSing, in performing "Panto Pronto!", a fun and enjoyable show presenting the pitfalls of putting on a panto!

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Welcoming singers to our 2018/19 season

Rehearsals for the 2018/19 Season start on Monday September 10th at 19:30

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Walton Belshazzar's Feast 17th June 2018 - Review by Bill Ives

Bill Ives' review of 'a cleverly devised and enjoyable concert, featuring jazz-infused works from three of the 20th century’s finest composers.'

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Family Tickets :: Special Offer!

Family Ticket :: Special Offer! :: Buy 2 Adult tickets and 2 children go free (use the promotion code SWCSOFFER) Individual ticket prices: U-18 : now @ £5 U-30: now @ £10 (use the promotion code: SWCSMARCH)

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Wheeler’s "I Sing And Ever Shall"

Wheeler’s "I Sing And Ever Shall", a joyful testament to the central role singing plays in the human condition

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SWCS presents Mozart's masterful Great C Minor Mass and Wheeler's celebration of singing, "‘I Sing and Ever Shall", Saffron Hall, Saturday March 24th 7.30 pm.

In the wonderful acoustic of Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden Choral Society, with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra, perform Mozart's Great C Minor Mass, "I Sing and Ever Shall" from international awarding winning composer Janet Wheeler, and Mozart’s ever popular ‘little serenade’, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

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Britten: War Requiem

Britten: War Requiem - A review of the performance at Saffron Hall: Saturday 11 November 2017, by Bill Ives

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