Welcome to CCS!

The Society is based in the North Wiltshire town of Corsham. We have about 40 members drawn from the town itself and the surrounding area which embraces Bath, Chippenham and Melksham. May 2014 saw our latest joint enterprise with our partner choirs Organum and Noctis - a sensational performance in Bath Abbey of The Armed Man, Karl Jenkins' powerful and moving mass for peace. With a rapturous reception from a packed audience, this was a truly memorable experience for all involved. This performance is now to be repeated at St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol as the centrepiece of the Redcliffe Remembers commemoration of the outbreak of the Great War on the evening of 4th August.

Following our successful Summer Soiree in July at Corsham Town Hall we are now looking towards our Christmas Concert on Saturday 20th December, our next joint venture with Organum.  Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7.30 to 9.30 each week alternating between Corsham Town Hall and St Mary's Church, Julian Road in Bath.   

We are on the lookout for new members, particularly tenors and basses, and invite anyone who is interested in joining us to contact our Membership Secretary, Margaret Waters

We are fortunate to benefit from the energy and expertise of Francis Faux as our Musical Director and Will Ashworth as our accompanist.

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We perform music from a wide spectrum of the choral repertoire. Recently our concert programmes have included works ranging from Tallis and Purcell through Bach and Mozart to Rutter and Jenkins.

 

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Our concerts in 2013 saw us present a lighthearted musical soiree, Sugar and Spice, with a variety of popular and entertaining items, and then - in a joint venture with Bath choirs Organum and Noctis - a spectacular performance of Carl Orff's dramatic Carmina Burana.  

 We aim to provide something for everyone to enjoy.

For something very different, in July 2013 an intrepid group of our members capitalised on our links with Bath choir Organum by joining them on a singing tour in Tuscany. Despite the summer heat, successful concerts in Florence and Montecatini combined with energetic sightseeing in this picturesque part of Italy to make for a memorable trip, cementing our friendships and our musical partnership with our fellow singers in Organum.

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