50th anniversary season 2017-18
The Torbay Singers was formed in summer 1967 through a merger of the Torquay Philharmonic Society and the Lansdowne Singers. To celebrate 50 years of music-making in South Devon and beyond, the choir is delighted to present a special celebration season of major events, starting with a sparkling Christmas celebration, Joy to the World on Saturday 2nd December. Spring will fulfil a long-held ambition to present Monteverdi's splendid Vespers of 1610, with an orchestra including historic brass instruments evoking the majesty of St Mark's Venice. Summer takes the choir back to the serene surroundings of Buckfast Abbey for a programme of sacred song.
24th March 2018, 7.30pm
All Saints Church, Babbacombe
Monteverdi - Vespers of 1610
With choir, historical instruments and soloists
16th June 2018, 7.15pm
Sacred Music at Buckfast Abbey
Joy to the World
Joy to the World
A seasonal celebration with choir, orchestra and soloists.
Handel - from Messiah
Bach - from Christmas Oratorio
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Cecilia MacDowall - Christus Natus Est
Carols and arrangements by John Rutter and others
Elizabeth Drury (soprano)
Andrew Thompson (bass)
with the Torbay Singers Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Tina Guthrie
2nd December 2017, 7.30pm
St Matthias Church, Torquay
Tickets £12 - under 25s in full-time education FREE
Available from 01803 782677, from St Matthias Church Centre and John Couch Estate Agents, Ilsham Road, Torquay or reserve online now to collect on the door.
The concert has been made possible through a generous donation by Pauline Smith.
This concert is in aid of the Torquay Hospital League of Friends