Apr
4
Sat
2020
Spring Concert . Sadly due to the Coronovirus situation this concert is cancelled @ St Paul's Church
Apr 4 @ 19:30 – 22:30

Image result for Pictures Stabat MaterWelcome to the information page about our Spring Concert to take place on Saturday April 4th 2020 at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Church Road, Nuneaton, CV10 8LG 

Please note that audience car parking is available at St Paul’s C of E  Primary School Wiclif Way, Nuneaton CV10 8NH .  Wiclif Way is  very close to the church.  It is the next road on the right if you have the church on your right.

This will be a performance of Dvorak’s  Stabat Mater for Organ, Chorus and Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass soloists.   Stabat Mater Dolorosa – is a hymn traditionally sung on the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.  The literal translation is  ‘the sorrowful Mother standing’ and the words meditate on the agony of the Virgin Mary as she stands at the foot of the cross on which her Son, Jesus Christ, hangs.  

Dvorak was a man of simple, but deep faith. Upon completion, he inscribed most of his manuscripts with the words “Thanks be to God” in Czech. That faith was put to the test when all three of his children died within the span of a year. The eldest was three; the youngest a new-born daughter who lived less than a day. It was that death which inspired him to sketch a setting of the 13th-century poem describing Mary at the foot of the cross. After the lacerating loss of his other two children, he expanded his original concept to include a full orchestra while distributing the contents of the poem’s 20 stanzas in ten movements instead of seven. Via the poem, Dvořák gave full voice to his profound sorrow and ultimately found solace, acceptance, and affirmation in identifying with the grieving mother, Mary, and her suffering son.  Although the words are hauntingly sad, Dvorak’s inspired melodies and harmonies are memorable and  uplifting.


To purchase tickets online:

Click on the “Tickets” button (above, right); enter the number of paid and free tickets you require, check the contents of your cart, and then proceed to payment.

Tickets are also available from any member of ACS, or on the door.

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Summer Concert 2020 @ TBC
Jul 4 @ 19:30 – 22:00

This year’s summer concert  has an American theme.

More information about the programme and details of the venue to follow.

To purchase tickets online:

Click on the “Tickets” button (above, right); enter the number of paid and free tickets you require, check the contents of your cart, and then proceed to payment.

Tickets are also available from any member of ACS, or on the door.

Nov
28
Sat
2020
Autumn Concert 2020: The Dream of Gerontius by Sir Edward Elgar @ Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire,
Nov 28 @ 19:30 – 22:30

Atherstone Choral Society are delighted and excited to announce that our Autumn Concert in 2020 will be a performance of The Dream of Gerontius  by Sir Edward Elgar.

We have been invited to join the  Birmingham Festival Choral Society (BFCS) and Birmingham Choral Union accompanied the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra for this performance in the Bradshaw Hall at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

2020 is a very special year for BFCS as they  celebrate their 175th anniversary and we are honoured  to perform with them to mark this significant milestone in the choir’s long and  successful career.

Much more information and news about this wonderful opportunity as we  get nearer to the concert date BUT make sure you put this one in your diary now.

Dec
13
Sun
2020
Christmas Concert 2020 @ Holy Trinity Church
Dec 13 @ 16:00 – 18:30

Further information about our Christmas Concert 2020 to be added nearer the date.