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On this page we showcase selected forthcoming events by choirs and organisations other than our own. If you would like us to list your event, please email details (and, if possible, a poster or other publicity graphic) to .

Saturday 3 November 2018, 19:30
Music for Royal Occasions Marple Choral Society Norbury Parish Church (map)
The programme will include Handel: Coronation anthems, Handel: "Solomon" orchestral Introduction and Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, Parry: "I was Glad" and various shorter items. With Stockport Symphony Orchestra.
Saturday 10 November 2018, 19:30
Autumn Concert Prestbury Choral Society St Peter's Church, Prestbury (map)
This concert will see the return of Sasha Johnson Manning's Songs of the Soldier, plus anthems and hymns appropriate to the remembrance theme along with a few well-loved popular songs of the period.
Sunday 11 November 2018, 19:30
A Century of Song: Centenary Concert Chapel en le Frith Male Voice Choir Buxton Opera House (map)
A Century of Song: Centenary Concert
Come and hear an evening of wonderful music to celebrate the choir’s 100th birthday! With special guest Lesley Garrett and compere Ian McMillan. Tickets: £28/£25 concesssions, available from Buxton Opera House.
Saturday 24 November 2018, 19:30
A Hundred Years On St George's Singers Royal Northern College of Music (map)
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Goodall Eternal Light: A Requiem
Johnson Manning War’s Embers (première)

A hundred years after the end of the First World War in 1918, this concert presents three works that allow us to reflect on events of this most momentous of years. Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light is an intensely moving requiem setting of compassion for the grieving, its text including the poem ‘In Flanders Field’. Sasha Johnson Manning’s choral suite War’s Embers was commissioned by the Whittingham Lives project and is based on the poetry of Ivor Gurney, a tragic victim of war who spent many years in an asylum. Leonard Bernstein, born in 1918, combined the Hebrew and Christian choral traditions in his uplifting setting of the Psalms in 1965, a plea for peace in Israel during a turbulent time in the young country’s history. £16, £14 concessions, £7 students/children, group discounts.
Saturday 19 January 2019, 09:30
2019 Singing Day: Gounod St Cecelia Mass St George's Singers St George's Church, Poynton (map)
Conductor Neil Taylor, Accompanist Peter Durrant

As a youth, Charles François Gounod intended to become a priest, but decided he was unsuited for the priesthood, and expressed his devotion in numerous works of sacred music. The Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile, dedicated to the patron saint of musicians, was his first major work, premiered in the Church of St Eustache in Paris on Saint Cecilia’s Day, 22 November 1855, and establishing him as a noteworthy composer. Gounod’s ability to compose dramatic music for the opera is clearly evident: the Gloria and Credo are famous for their drama, power and memorable melodies. Saint-Saëns ranked the Mass amongst Gounod’s best works, commenting ‘this serene light which rose before the musical world like a breaking dawn, troubled people enormously … at first one was dazzled, then charmed, then conquered’. Tickets £22 to sing, £5 students, £5 audience

9.30-10.15 am (registration for singers), 6.00 pm (concert)