Association Choir

            

St Catherine’s Association Choir is one of the cornerstones of the Association and is now in its 13th year.  We meet at School during the Autumn and Spring Terms on Wednesday evenings to rehearse and socialise, and we welcome all members of the St Catherine’s community and local friends.  There is no audition and many of us have not sung since we were at school but enjoy music from the classical repertoire of choral works.

St Catherine’s Association Choir, Senior Choir,
Middle Chamber Choir & Camerata String Orchestra

Goodall - INVICTUS: A PASSION  

Haydn - INSANAE ET VANAE CURAE

Rheinberger - FINALE OF ORGAN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN F

  • Matthew Greenfield - Conductor
  • Silja Loya - Director of Camerata
  • Fleur de Bray - Soprano Soloist
  • Ben Thapa - Tenor Soloist
  • Emily Nott - Organ

Holy Trinity Church, Guildford
Saturday 9th March 2019 at 7.30pm

A standing ovation was the final act of appreciation for the performers at the St Catherine’s Association Choir Concert after the schools’ debut of Howard Goodall’s Invictus: A Passion.  This was the highlight of a programme that also included: Emily Nott, our senior Jennifer Bate Organ Scholar, playing the Finale of Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto No1 in F; Camerata playing Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 and Haydn’s Toy Symphony, and the joint choirs of the Association Choir, Senior Choir, Middle Chamber Choir and the orchestra performing Haydn’s ‘Insanae et Vanae Curae’.

Howard Goodall was not able to come himself but forwarded warm encouragement to the performers and sent his parents to the concert.  They were extremely impressed and shook the hand of our Director of Music, Matthew Greenfield, as he took his bows.  Fleur de Bray, soprano and an alumna of the school, and Ben Thapa, tenor, were quite outstanding in this contemporary telling of the Passion story.

This year, the charitable beneficiary of the concert was The Children’s Trust – The Extraordinary Music Box Appeal.  This incredible charity uses music therapy to create new ways of communicating and moving for children whose lives have been forever changed by brain injury.  We were delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile cause and raised £1,200 towards their appeal.