Dec
11
Sun
2022
Christmas Concert, Atherstone Choral Society and Bedworth Brass Band @ Holy Trinity Church
Dec 11 @ 16:00 – 18:30

We are delighted to be performing our Christmas Concert with Bedworth Brass Band again this year.  It was the final concert we were able to perform before we went into lockdown in March 2020.  So we have very fond memories of that very successful concert and are thrilled to be able to offer the opportunity to enjoy this very successful partnership again.

The programme will be a wonderful mixture of band and choir items and traditional carols for you the audience to join in with.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to get right into the Christmas spirit and there will be seasonal refreshments to add to the celebration.


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.

Apr
1
Sat
2023
Spring Concert Dvorak Stabat Mater @ St John's Methodist Church
Apr 1 @ 19:30 – 22:30

 

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Welcome to the information page about our Spring Concert to take place on Saturday April 1st 2023 at 7.30pm at St John’s Methodist Church, Abbey Street, Nuneaton CV11 5BX

Please note that the NCP Newdegate car park is reasonably close. Link below

Nuneaton Newdegate Street NCP Car Park

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.