2021

 COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

 Sadly, we have decided that concerts could pose an unacceptable risk to both our members and audiences. Some concerts have been re-scheduled for dates in 2021/22. For further details see below. Any changes forced on us by developments in the national handling of the pandemic will be notified below.

October 16 - 'Come and Sing' concert

The ever popular 'Messiah' by Handel

November 20 - a 'Come and Sing' concert

The work chosen is, appropriately, entitled 'FREEDOM! THE POWER OF SONG'. This has been composed by Alexander l'Estrange and consists of settings of words by his wife Joanna Forbes l'Estrange. Many will remember our concert of April 2018, when we performed Alexander l'Estrange's 'Zimbe', exciting settings of African music. It is hoped that this performance will be accompanied by Alexander l'Estrange's own quintet.

'FREEDOM! THE POWER OF SONG' is the fifth in a series of 40-minute community choral works for SATB chorus, massed unison children's choir and instrumental quintet. This powerful new work celebrates the important role communal singing has played throughout history, bringing people together in solidarity in times of  upheaval, struggle and change. Moreover, our Society has commissioned an extra movement, entitled 'Sing, Sing, Sing!'. This deals, appropriately enough, with the importance of  singing during the pandemic. Following the first performance of this movement as a part of the whole work, it will be added to commercial copies.

Date to be announced: John Rutter's 'Requiem' and Leonard Bernstein's 'Chichester Psalms'  conducted by Sarah Tennant-Flowers. This concert has been deferred from 2020.

Date to be announced: an exciting collaboration with Lincoln Choral Society and the award-winning Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir. The main work will be 'There was a Child' by Jonathon Dove. The concert has been generously funded by 

Arts Council
and will take place at The Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe.
2022
April 22 - 'St. John Passion' by Bob Chilcott
June 18 - a joint concert with Bingham Choral Society in Newark Parish Church