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Our next concert will be a performance of Jeptha by Handel on Sunday 12th June 2022. The concert will be at 6.30pm in St Martin's Church, Dorking with The Bridge Sinfonia, and conducted by Daniel Mahoney.

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Handel’s sublime masterpiece is the story of a rash promise. An oratorio from 1751, with an English language libretto by the Rev. Thomas Morell, based on the Bible story of Jephtha in Judges (Chapter 11).

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We had a wonderful evening with the Royal Philharmonic Society and Roddy Williams.  The RPS kindly made this video which we hope you will enjoy.

For 200 years, the RPS has done much to support and celebrate professional musicians but is newly seeking to shine a light on the nation’s wealth of amateur music-making too.    

We warmly accepted the RPS’ invitation to bring one of classical music’s luminaries to spend the evening with us.  For part of our rehearsal on Wednesday 13 October, star baritone Roderick Williams joined us. He talked about his career-long love of working with choral societies and shared some tips and insights on preparing for optimal vocal performance. He sang some of Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with us and offered his personal perspective on this work for which he is justly celebrated. He was joined by the RPS’ small team who told us a bit more about the charity’s work and how you can be part of the Society yourself. They also filmed some moments of this special occasion to share with their extensive social media following and help raise awareness of all that we do at DCS.  

Our rehearsal on Wednesday 13 October 2021 Featured a guest evening with the Royal Philharmonic Society and Baritone Roderick Williams

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening with the Royal Philharmonic Society and Roddy Williams. The RPS, kindly made this video which we hope you will enjoy. For 200 years, the RPS has done much to support and celebrate professional musicians, but is newly seeking to shine a light on the nation’s wealth of amateur music-making too.

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Madeline Smith, Relationships Manager at the RPS, says: ‘Hello! We’re so looking forward to meeting you. This is a new and exciting initiative for the RPS, looking at how we can help bring together elements of the UK’s musical community, uniting artists like Roderick and yourselves. We’re sure you’re going to love meeting him - and singing with him. We’ll also be pleased to tell you more about RPS Membership. We like to think of it as a musical equivalent to the Royal Horticultural Society, here to further your curiosity, pride and sense of connection with what makes Britain philharmonic. We hope it proves to be a very enjoyable evening.'

We’ve warmly accepted the RPS’ invitation to bring one of classical music’s luminaries to spend the evening with you: for part of our rehearsal on Wednesday 13 October star baritone Roderick Williams will be joining us. He’ll not only talk about his career-long love of working with choral societies, and share some tips and insights on preparing for optimal vocal performance: he will also sing some of Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with us, and offer his personal perspective on this work for which he is justly celebrated. He’ll be joined by the RPS’ small team who will also tell us a bit more about the charity’s work and how you can be part of the Society yourself. They’ll also film some moments of this special occasion to share with their extensive social media following and help raise awareness of all that we do at DCS.

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