The choir’s spring concert is in the beautiful church of St George’s in Trotton, West Sussex, somewhere we have never sung before.

The programme for the concert includes Night Flight by Cecilia McDowall, Agnus Dei by Samuel Barber and Requiem- (A Thanksgiving For Life) the 2007 composition by Sir Philip Ledger, who was for many years the Director of the Choir at King’s College, Cambridge.
Night Flight marks the centenary of the first woman, the American Harriet Quimby, to fly across the English Channel in 1912. She received little recognition for this remarkable feat, overshadowed as it was by the sinking of the Titanic just the day before. Written for a cappella choral ensemble and cello solo the three songs are settings of poems by British poet Sheila Bryer.
Barber’s Agnus Dei is a choral composition based on an arrangement of his well known Adagio for Strings.
Tickets £12, available from One Tree Books and on the door.

Choral evensong will be on Sunday 10th February at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Hawkley, and there will be a spring event at a new venue for the choir, St George’s Church, Trotton, in West Sussex on Saturday 6th April. Following the concert there will be no rehearsals on Thurs 11th or Thurs 18th April.

Summer term starts on Thursday 25th April. There will be an additional rehearsal on Sunday 12th May, time tbc. The summer concert in Privett will be on Saturday 15 June and will be the gala finale to the village’s fund-raising year. The repertoire will include Zimbe! by Alexander L’Estrange, written for an adult and children’s choir. Summer BBQ Sunday 23rd June in Claire’s garden in Hawkley.

Autumn term 2019 will start on Thursday 5th Sept. November concert will be on Saturday 30th Nov at the Maltings in Alton. This will be a join venture with the Alton Concert Orchestra.

End of the autumn term is Thursday 19th Dec, with the Privett Carol service on Sunday 22nd Dec at 6.30pm.