Events Archive



Sunday 29th June 2008 at 7.30
The United Reformed Church South Street Farnham

World-famous virtuoso organist CARLO CURLEY ( www. joined Surrey Voices in an entertaining programme of spectacular organ solos and favourite choral pieces. Featuring also organ duos played by Carlo on the giant Allen digital touring organ, along with Peter Beaven on the Church’s fine Henry Jones organ.
Click here for programme details

This concert was enjoyed by a large audience. Here is some feedback:

"A superlative concert – a great evening"

"Spectacular, as one would expect" 

"A marvellous concert – most enjoyable"

"What fun….."

Sunday 3 August 2008
Surrey Voices will sing Choral Evensong at Guildford Cathedral 6.30pm

Canticles - Harwood in Ab

Anthem - Balfour Gardiner Evening Hymn

Guildford Cathedral

Saturday 15 November at All Saints Long Lane Hillingdon UB10 9BT

Haydn Creation - full performance with soloists and orchestra.

Surrey Voices join the Sine Nomine Singers ( in their 50th anniversary concert.

Tickets £10 (accompanied children free)
Details from website or 020 8933 7908


Saturday 29 November 2008 All Saints’ Church Upper Farringdon Hants at 7.30 pm.

A concert of music for Advent, with Richard Pearce (organ)

Favourite seasonal choral music by Vaughan Williams, Rutter, Cleobury, Wood, Praetorius etc and organ solos

Upper Farringdon is 3 miles south-east of Alton. Tickets £10 to include wine and light refreshments.
Tickets in advance and enquiries to: Gordon Leask Tel. 01420 588521

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Sunday 14 December 2008 St. James’s Piccadilly London (time tbc.)

Christmas Oratorio for all, with Richard Pearce (organ)
This is the first performance of a new version of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, performed in English.

  • the entire Christmas story narrated, not sung
  • all the exciting choruses sung by a sizeable choir – Surrey Voices and others
  • All the chorales to be sung by choir and congregation (pre-rehearsed!)
  • A selection of the solos

The performance lasts about 75mins.



Sunday 15 Feb  Choral Evensong at Guildford Cathedral  6.30

Canticles - Sumsion in G

He watching over Israel  - Mendelssohn

Responses Osgood

Guildford Cathedral

Sunday 26 April Christ Church Crookham 7.30pm

A concert of popular and familiar church music and light secular music, in aid of Christ Church Community Project.

With Richard Pearce – organ and piano

Admission by donation.  If you would like to obtain your tickets in advance please go to or you can ring 01252 664090

Includes works by Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Rutter, Tchaikovsky, Fauré, Gabrieli, Osgood, Stanford, Britten and Shearing. For full programme click here.

The day was rounded off with a fantastic concert by Surrey Voices, who sang a selection of classical and lighter pieces, said events coordinator Helen Anderton.  This alone raised over £2000 and everyone agreed what a wonderful evening it was.     (Fleet News and Mail 1 May)

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Saturday 4 July 6.30 pm Alton Abbey (Beech Nr Alton)

Concert of sacred and secular music followed by refreshments – sparkling wine and canapés – in the beautiful surroundings of the Abbey. In aid of The Friends of the Abbey.

For full programme click here

with Alistair Young - organ and piano

Tickets £12 each,  from Sally Turner, Middle Bourne, Church Lane, Holybourne, Alton, Hants GU34 4HD.

Please enclose SAE or for information please email: sally@midbourne.wanadoo.couk

Alton Abbey, founded in 1895, is the home of a community of Anglican Benedictine monks. The Abbey incorporates a guesthouse that caters for those who come on retreat or just need time for quiet prayer. The Community undertakes a wide range of pastoral work, chaplaincy, counselling and hospitality in addition to the baking of altar breads and the preparation of incense. (Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech, Alton GU34 4AP)

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Sunday 4 October Parish Church of All Saints Fleet Church Road Fleet GU51 7.00pm (finishing by 8.45)

Hail gladd’ning light
A concert of popular sacred and secular music in aid of the lighting fund, and to celebrate Harvest Festival

With Richard Pearce -  organ and piano

Admission by ticket £10, to include wine and cheese after the concert
Enquiries for tickets in advance: Juliet Worthington Tel 01252 614159

Full programme details

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Saturday 31 October St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London

By invitation Surrey Voices joined the Brandenburg Sinfonia to perform Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Programme also to include The Four Seasons.

For full details see

The choir sang superbly. The basic quality of the choir is clearly based on first-rate individual singers. For such a small group the quantity of sound was amazing, but it was the sheer vocal quality that hit me the most. In the lovely acoustic of St Martins the whole blended sound was just magnificent.
(Robert Porter - Artistic Director Brandenburg Baroque Soloists)

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Saturday Dec 5 2009 at 7.00pm
St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Middle Church Lane, Farnham GU9 7PP

Bach - Christmas Oratorio

A full performance with soloists and orchestra (Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, leader Persephone Gibbs )

Elizabeth Roberts - Soprano
Alison Place - Mezzo-soprano
Peter Bamber - Tenor
Christopher Foster - Bass

……Lots of enthusiastic feedback from this concert, and the same orchestra will be joining us for a future performance of Bach’s B minor Mass.

"I thought your performance was marvellous - the choir excelled themselves, and it was great to hear such a fine baroque orchestra.   I had a jolly good seat right behind the soloists and alongside those amazing Bach trumpets and horns."

"I attended your concert earlier this evening and just wanted to say how fantastic it was. The music is sublime and the playing and singing were quite superb.
Please add me to any mailing lists for future events"

"All our guests enjoyed it too and commented on the quality of the German and “That was such a wonderful concert last evening !!  Of course, it was J.S. Bach who made it so mostly, but also the choir sounded splendid and I was completely knocked out by the baroque orchestra."   

"The orchestra was wonderful, and the sound was stupendous, especially the trumpets and drums at the very beginning of the work."

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St. Andrew's Chuch, Farnham 
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Sunday 14 February 6.30 pm Choral Evensong at Guildford Cathedral

Canticles: Howells - Collegium Regale
Responses: Michael Walsh
Anthem: Brahms - Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen

With Richard Pearce (organ)

Saturday 20 March St James’s Piccadilly at 7.00pm
197 Piccadilly London W!J 9LL

Full performance of Messiah with soloists and orchestra

Surrey Voices join with St.James’s Special Choir and Brandenburg Sinfonia

Elizabeth Lil - Soprano
Nicola Beckley - Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Keay - Tenor
Richard Weston - Bass

Christopher Deacon – solo Trumpet
Lindsay Bridgwater – harpsichord
Alistair Young – chamber organ

Surrey Voices join with St James’s Special Choir and internationally renowned orchestra Brandenburg Sinfonia

Sunday 25 April  Christ Church, Church Crookham Gally Hill Road GU52 6LH  at 7.30pm    

Sing joyfully…..a varied programme of short sacred and secular pieces from Bach to Sinatra


Komm, Jesu, komm Bach
Two anthems: Byrd
Sing joyfully  
Laudibus in Sanctis  
The Lord is my shepherd Schubert
Magnificat Briggs
Panis Angelicus Franck
Ave verum corpus Mozart
How lovely are thy dwellings fair Brahms
Three Shakespeare songs Shearing
Madrigal Fauré
Two songs: Grainger
Irish tune from County Derry  
Seventeen come Sunday  
Selection of greatest hits Sinatra
New York, New York  
Strangers in the night  
Fly me to the moon  
My way  


Return visit by invitation in aid of Christ Church Community Project.

With Richard Pearce (piano and organ)

The concert will end at about 9.00, and will be followed by refreshments.

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Sunday 30 May 6.30 pm Choral Evensong at Guildford Cathedral

Responses: Hicks
Canticles: David Briggs – the Trinity College Service, written for the choir of Trinity College Cambridge (2008)
Anthem: Hymn to the Trinity Tchaikovsky

With Richard Pearce (organ)

Saturday 2 October at 7.30pm Farnham United Reformed Church South Street Farnham GU9 7QU

Hallelujah! Surrey voices present a concert in celebration of Farnham United Reformed Church’s 350th anniversary.

With Richard Pearce – organ and piano

Your favourite pieces from church music, opera and musicals

Zadok the priest Handel   Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni
Locus iste and Ave Maria Bruckner   Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves Verdi
Cantique de Jean Racine Fauré   Habanera from Carmen Bizet
Ave verum corpus Mozart   My favourite things from The Sound of Music  
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring Bach   On the street where you live from My Fair Lady  
Jubilate in C Britten   A Cole Porter medley:  
Our Father Hicks   Another openin’ another show  
The heavens are telling Haydn   Just one of those things  
      You do something to me  
      So in love  
      Who wants to be a millionaire?  
      Grand finale: Hallelujah chorus to be sung by everybody, audience included!


With young soloists from Frensham Heights School:
Joshua Clarke - cello Prayer Bloch
Edward Clarke - flute Siciliano J.S.Bach

John Mansfield – organist at Farnham United Reformed Church:
The Swan (from the Carnival of the Animals) Saint-Saëns (arr. Guilmant)
Prelude on the Londonderry Air Noel Rawsthorne

Sunday Dec 12 at 6.30pm St James’ Piccadilly 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL

Christmas Oratorio for All

Repeat of the highly popular Christmas Oratorio for All as first performed Christmas 2008
Surrey Voices again join St James’s Special Choir

  • the entire Christmas story narrated, not sung
  • all the exciting choruses sung by a sizeable choir
  • All the chorales to be sung by choir and congregation (pre-rehearsed!)
  • A selection of the solos

Elizabeth Lil – Soprano
Helen Clutterbuck – Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Keay – Tenor
Richard Weston – Bass

The Revd. Lindsay Meader – Narrator
Richard Pearce – Organ

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Monday 3 January St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square London.

Messiah by Candlelight

Surrey Voices are invited to give the opening concert of the prestigious Brandenburg Spring Choral Festival

Details: St Martin’s-in-the-Fields concerts

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Sunday 20 February 

Surrey Voices once again sing Evensong at Guildford Cathedral 6.30pm

Canticles Howells St Paul’s Service
Responses  Bertalot
Anthem   Brahms  Geistliches Lied

Bernard Barker – organ

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Saturday 13 August at 5pm

Surrey Voices sing Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Canticles : David Briggs – The Trinity College Service
Responses : Hicks
Anthem: Mathias – Let the people praise Thee (written for the 1981 royal wedding at St Paul’s)

Richard Pearce – organ

Full café and restaurant facilities are available.

For details see the St Paul’s Cathedral website

Supporters of Surrey Voices are welcome to join us for a drink and/or a meal nearby afterwards. For arrangements email

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Saturday 1 October at 7.30pm  Farnham United Reformed Church

Bach B minor Mass

Don’t miss your chance to hear Farnham’s first ever Baroque performance of Bach’s masterpiece, with Bach-size choir, distinguished soloists and the authentic instruments of Bach’s time.

Full performance with the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists

Kirsty Hopkins - Soprano
Helen Clutterbuck – Mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Bungard – Tenor
Michael Bundy – Bass

In support of The Fountain Centre, Guildford

Tickets £15 Concessions £13
Available from Lloyd and Keyworth Music, Downing Street, Farnham

or by post/telephone/email : Surrey Voices, 7 Frensham Avenue, Fleet GU51 3EL Tel: 01252 811757; email: or John Mansfield, 31 Hampton Road, Farnham GU9 0DQ Tel: 01252 723548, email:

Cheques should be made payable to Surrey Voices – please enclose a stamped addressed envelope

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Monday 2 January St Martin-in-the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

Repeat invitation for Surrey Voices to open the Brandenburg Spring Choral Festival 2012

Messiah by Candlelight

Baroque performance with the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists

Sunday 12 February at 6.30 Guildford Cathedral (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)

Surrey Voices’ annual visit to sing Evensong at Guildford Cathedral

Canticles: Stanford in A
Responses: Walsh
Anthem: O clap your hands together – Gibbons

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Saturday 31 March at 7.30pm St James’s Piccadilly, London

Mozart Requiem

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Piano Concerto No 23 in A major K488

Surrey Voices with Brandenburg Sinfonia

Elizabeth Lil - soprano
Nicola Beckley – mezzo
Nicholas Keay – tenor
Richard Weston – bass
David Meacock – piano

Tickets £15 (central) £12 (sides) concessions - £2 off each price
Obtainable from St James’s Concert Management 020 7381 0441
email: (Collect and pay at the door on the night)
Also available from Surrey Voices 01252 811757 email:
Or at the door


Sunday 29 July St James’s Piccadilly, London

Patronal Festival Evensong at

Once again Surrey Voices join with St James’s Special Choir and with the Lewisham Concert Band

Canticles Stanford in A
Anthem O clap your hands together – Gibbons
Plus a Festival Psalm and four hymns for everyone to sing, accompanied by the band.

The service will take place in the courtyard at St James’s, where 100 years ago outdoor services and concerts were regularly held, and will be followed by a concert by the band and refreshments for everyone.

ALL ARE WELCOME In the event of bad weather, it will transfer into the church.


Sunday 9 December 7.00pm St James’s Church Piccadilly (197 Piccadilly W1J 9LL)
Congregational rehearsal (optional) 6.30. Music provided for anyone who can use it.

ADMISSION FREE The performance will be finished before 8.30, and will be followed by seasonal refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies.

By popular demand, we are giving a third performance of this specially arranged version of Bach’s masterpiece. It is performed in English.

  • The biblical Christmas story is narrated by an actor
  • All the exciting choruses are sung by the choir – Surrey Voices with St James’s Special Choir
  • Everyone is invited to join in singing the chorales, as was the practice in Bach’s own performances
  • Four of the beautiful solos are sung
Soloists: Elizabeth Lil Soprano
  Alison Place Mezzo
  Nicholas Keay Tenor
  Rainer Graemer Bass
  Richard Pearce Organ
  Malcolm Hicks Conductor



Sunday 17 Feb 2013 at 6.30pm

Choral Evensong at Guildford Cathedral

Surrey Voices’ annual service.

Canticles - Noble in B minor
Responses – Osgood
Anthem – Evening Hymn by Balfour-Gardiner.

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Sunday 28 July 2013  at 3.30pm

Choral Evensong for the Patronal Festival at St James’s Piccadilly

Surrey Voices with the St James’s Special Choir

Canticles:  Harwood in A flat
Responses:  Walsh
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen: Brahms
With Lindsay Bridgwater – organ

Followed by refreshments.