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Capel Choral Society: A successful Festival!

Capel Choral Society had a very successful day at the Leith Hill Music Festival on 14th April. The small choir, about half the size of some of its competitors in the morning competitions achieved two second places, one of them in the Full Chorus Class. Very complimentary reports were received from the adjudicators, and some resounding applause from the audience which consisted mainly of signers from the other choirs. On…

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Capel Choral Society Results in the Leith Hill Music Festival

2nd in the 2nd part of the Haydn Harmoniemesse(B) Full Chorus. 3rd in ladies song Tread Softly. Alan Bullard 2nd in Part Song, Three Hungarian Folk Songs. Matyas Seiber. 2nd in Ensemble, In These Delightful Pleasant Groves. Henry Purcell 3rd in Open Class. My Spirit Sang all Day. Gerald Finzi Capel were very pleased with their results. This ear was the last under the inspired leadership of Brian Kay. The…

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Capel Choral Society – Leith Hill Festival

Capel Choral Society is now into the last couple of rehearsals before its big day at the Leith Hill Musical Festival on 14th April. The Choir, ┬ásmall in number compared with ┬ásome of its rivals in the morning Competitions, is making the most of the set music which this year suits a fairly small choir. To this end the Conductor, Peter Ford, has been working the singers hard, concentrating on…

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Christmas, Cakes & Carols

Tickets are now available for Capel Choral Society’s ‘Christmas Home’ concert on Monday 7th December in Capel Memorial hall starting at 7:30pm which includes the traditional mulled wine and mince pies. The Choir will be singing four choruses from Handel’s Messiah, including Hallelujah! interspersed with some less familiar pieces. There will also be of course be Christmas carols, some familiar, some perhaps new to you. Contact the choir Secretary to…

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Capel Choral Society: Christmas at home!

‘Home’ for Capel Choral Society is the Memorial Hall in Capel village, and that is where the choir will be holding its Christmas Concert on Monday 7th December. The programme will include the ‘Christmas’ choruses from Handel’s messiah (including Hallelujah!) interspersed with some less familiar pieces by Rossini, Saint Saens and Mendelssohn. There will also be some favourite Christmas Carols for the audience to join in. The concert will start…

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Capel Choral Society – New Year Choral prospects

Our thanks to all those who came to our Christmas concert, or to hear us sing carols at Polesden Lacey the day before and we hope you enjoyed the seasonal music as much as we did singing it. With Christmas behind us Capel Choral Society is eagerly looking forward to 2015 and the forthcoming Leith Hill Musical Festival. We shall be singing on the second day, 10th April, of the…

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A birthday and Christmas

Capel Choral Society on TV – whatever next? After their appearance on BBC’s Countryfile on 12th October, the choir were surprised and delighted by the messages received from former signers and long-ost friends, and would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their good wishes. And what is next? Well, it was a birthday – the Choir was founded on 22nd October 1904, so we celebrated the…

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Support Our Singers

Thank you to all of you who came to our concert on 7th June, and i hope you enjoyed the music – and the food! You may have seen a photo in the Dorking Advertiser. The concert was given by a little more than half our current singers, which means we are at present a rather small choir – at the Leith Hill Music Festival we were the smallest choir…

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‘Thank You Capel Choral Society’

‘Thank You Capel Choral Society’ for your Teas and Tunes Concert on the afternoon of the 7th June! The singing was up to your high standard – a good mixture for all tastes! The excellent, bountiful Teas, were equally appreciated by all tastes! It really was a wonderful blending of sound and substance. Congratulations to you all for making is such an enjoyable afternoon. We look forward to a repeat…

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Capel Choral Society – Teas and Tunes

Did you see our picture in the patter? A full page report in the Dorking Advertiser was great for the Leith Hill Festival, in which the Capel Choral Society has taken place for over 100 years. The Festival was a marvellous opportunity for us to take part in the evening concert, with professional orchestra and soloists, and to make really great music. We were applauded by the enthusiastic audience, together…

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