The Big Carol Sing – Christmas Concert
The Townsend Hall, Shipston on Stour | Sunday 3rd December 2023 | 3pm
This Christmas fundraising concert for Shipston Proms “The Big Carol Sing” will take place at the Townsend Hall in Shipston on Stour. We will be performing some of the best known carols, like O Little Town of Bethlehem, In The Bleak Midwinter or Hark The Herald Angels Sing and many more! We sincerely hope that our audience will join us in singing and getting into the Christmas Spirit!
There will be a cash or card bar and a raffle, so bring along some change!
Tickets are £10.00 per person and will be available on the door.
For more information go to Shipston Proms Website
All Saints’ Church, Burton Dassett – 23rd September 2023
We last performed in the beautiful All Saint’s Church in 2014 and it was a real treat to be returning here after 9 years to support its upkeep fundraising concert yet again. With its incredible history and very capable and lovely organisers, it was a very special concert. There was even a raffle, canapes and bar organised by the church committee during interval to raise even more money for to keep this amazing church going! And despite a few hiccups during the concert we all laughed about, the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
This was the last time this year we performed our ‘Parish News!’ programme and we are getting ready for performing at a private wedding followed by The Big Carol Sing concert and preparing a new programme for next year.
“I’m so glad I made the concert! Stunning music and lovely readings!”
St Peter & St Paul Church, Blockley – 15th July 2023
Singing in our new outfits for the first time, it was lovely to be back in this beautiful venue with wonderful acoustics after many years! And despite the initial lighting issue during the rehearsal, our amazing organiser David managed to “shed some light” on us during the concert which turned out to be a big success. Big appreciation also goes to Anne for entertaining the audience with her witty readings in between the songs.
“Absolutely delightful concert!”
Shipston Proms 2023, Townsend Hall – 25th June 2023
We performed our “Parish News!” programme in the afternoon as part Shipston Proms 2023. Songs by Byrd, Porter, Palestrina, Morley, Bruckner, Lauridsen & many more were heard by our lovely audience who was also entertained by funny readings from Anne Hume. Despite temperatures in the hall raising to above 30 degrees Celsius, we all managed to stay upright and achieved a good performance!
” Such a beautiful pure sound – It was amazing! You are so good!”
“Well done for coping in the heat – you sounded great!”
St Edmund’s Church, Shipston On Stour – 22nd October 2022
Cantamus staged an autumn concert in St Edmund’s Church, Shipston-on-Stour. This was our first concert since Covid started and there was a lovely mix of uplifting music covering a wide range of genres from Purcell to the Beatles in our ‘Back in the Swing’ concert. The music was interspersed with witty readings, and the audience (and choir!) enjoyed mouth watering home-made cakes during the interval.
“A lovely combination of musical choices and readings performed in a relaxed environment. The choir were very well rehearsed and the readings were fun!
“Homemade cakes and tea completed a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thank you to everyone involved.”
Here’s a recording of one of the pieces from this concert: