Joy to the World
A seasonal celebration with choir, orchestra and soloists.
Handel - from Messiah
Bach - from Christmas Oratorio
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Cecilia MacDowall - Christus Natus Est
Carols and arrangements by John Rutter and others
Elizabeth Drury (soprano)
Andrew Thompson (bass)
with the Torbay Singers Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Tina Guthrie
2nd December 2017, 7.30pm
St Matthias Church, Torquay
Tickets £12 - under 25s in full-time education FREE
Available from 01803 782677, from St Matthias Church Centre and John Couch Estate Agents, Ilsham Road, Torquay or reserve online now to collect on the door.
The concert has been made possible through a generous donation by Pauline Smith.
This concert is in aid of the Torquay Hospital League of Friends
The Torbay Singers was formed in summer 1967 through a merger of the Torquay Philharmonic Society and the Lansdowne Singers. To celebrate 50 years of music-making in South Devon and beyond, the choir is delighted to present a special celebration season of major events, starting with a sparkling Christmas celebration, Joy to the World on Saturday 2nd December. Spring will fulfil a long-held ambition to present Monteverdi's splendid Vespers of 1610, with an orchestra including historic brass instruments evoking the majesty of St Mark's Venice. Summer takes the choir back to the serene surroundings of Buckfast Abbey for a programme of sacred song.
24th March 2018, 7.30pm
All Saints Church, Babbacombe
Monteverdi - Vespers of 1610
With choir, historical instruments and soloists
16th June 2018, 7.15pm
Sacred Music at Buckfast Abbey
The Torbay Singers is an auditioned chamber choir based in Torquay and South Devon. The choir will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017-18. The group welcomes members from all over South Devon and performs a varied and exciting programme from renaissance a capella music, through baroque and classical masterpieces to jazz and contemporary music.
Under the guidance of our Musical Director Tina Guthrie, the choir goes from strength to strength with recent successes including Will Todd's uplifting Mass in Blue, Ramirez's exotic Navidad Nuestra, Bach's exuberant Christmas Oratorio and Mozart's magnificent Great Mass in C minor.