Enjoy Singing? Come and join us!
On 4th December 2006, at the inaugural concert of the new Performing Arts Theatre at Sir William Borlases Grammar School, Marlow, our Community Choir, directed by Conductor, Gillian Dibden, delivered a stunning performance of the Christmas music from Handel's Messiah complete with soloists, full chorus and orchestra. We followed this event with our summer concert on 20th June 2007 featuring the St Nicolas Mass by Haydn plus Monteverdi's Beatus Vir, his baroque setting of Psalm 112, composed in 1641. Our concert on 23rd January 2008, featured a truly brilliant performance of Haydn's Oratorio 'The Creation.'
Our summer concert, on 21st May 2008, concluded with the beautiful Requiem by John Rutter. After the Summer recess, we reconvened at our usual time of 7:30pm on 17th September 2008 at the Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, West Street, Marlow, SL7 2BR and prepared Britten's Saint Nicolas cantata, culminating with a performance of this great work at All Saints church, Boyn Hill Rd, Maidenhead on 31st January 2009.
Currently we are rehearsing Haydn's Nelson Mass for our annual summer concert on 20th May. For further details, click the link on the left hand panel labelled Projects for Autumn/Winter Season 2008/2009.
To find out more about MCCaB and our next project you are are warmly invited to come along. Male voices are particularly welcome. Simply phone 07866-603 183 or 01628-602 581 -- or use the Mail Form link on the left hand panel.
All are welcome from a wide area around Marlow, including Maidenhead and High Wycombe. We rehearse Wednesdays, 7:30pm at Borlase. Every rehearsal kicks off with a Gillian-inspired work-out to get voices in top form with a healthy technique to bring out the best in our voice.
More treats are in store with get-togethers and possible travel abroad. With your membership to support a truly adventurous musical experience, there is no limit to what we could achieve.
Whether or not you are already a member of a choral group or church choir or just love to sing, you could join us for the extra musical training and fun with an outstanding conductor. Gillian Dibden was awarded the prestigious title, Sainsbury Choir Director of the Year in 2002.
"We are a very friendly choir, and as a Community Choir we welcome anyone from the area who enjoys singing," comments Gillian. "Choir membership includes students, parents, and friends, covering a wide range of age and experience."
"Singing is a very healthy pastime, good for breathing, for building up personal confidence and communication, developing musicianship and sociability. The members enjoy meals out together after their concerts and plan other activities for the year ahead."
To join the choir. Come along at 7:30pm on any Wednesday during the term, or call Marion Machen (01628-602581) or Charles (07866-603 183) or Gillian (01628-661182), or use the Mail Form link displayed on the left hand panel. All dates of our rehearsals and other activities are shown in Event Calendar (see link on the left hand panel).
The choir is great fun and singing to a good standard. You and friends or family of any age will be welcomed and instantly made to feel at home.