Welcome to Sutton Coldfield's premier young person's choir....
As we know, singing is something that will not be back with us for a few months and choirs who use young people will be hard hit with a long break. The last complete break in our English Choral tradition was in 1649, and lasted 11 years, until Charles II was restored to the throne! We are thinking ahead, and if you know of any youngsters who might like to find out more about us, we are making a list to contact later in the year. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website for more information.
Emmanuel Choir send their best wishes to everyone and hope you keep safe and well during this difficult time.' –
Richard Mason, Director of Music
During this time when the Choir are not singing please listen to the following links:
Music for Whitsunday .
Thomas Tallis - If Ye Love Me:
A Sequence of Music for Whitsunday :
Litany to the Holy Spirit – Peter Hurford
Improvisation on Come down O Love Divine leading to:
If ye Love me – Thomas Tallis
Komm Heileger Geist – J.S. Bach
The pictures, on the Sequence, are of Emmanuel, Wylde Green and various Churches and Cathedrals in which they Choir perform. The sequence concludes with Komm Heileger Geist as we performed it in a concert at Gloucester Cathedral – John Pryer at the organ there.
Music for Good Friday
Music for Easter
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2020
Sunday November 29th at 6.30 pm
THE ADVENT PROCESSION
From Darkness into Light
at Emmanuel, Wylde Green, 6.30 pm
Thursday December 3rd at 7.30 pm
Sutton Coldfield's annual performance of this favourite work given by Emmanuel Choirs and the Sutton Coldfield Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Tickets £15 (centre) £11 (sides) (concessions £14 and £10)
Zoe Challenor (soprano) Laura Woods (mezzo soprano)
Adam Magee (tenor) Alistair Donaghue (bass)
Tickets now available- hotline 0121 354 5007
Saturdays December 12th and 19th at 7.30 pm
CANDLELIT CAROL CONCERTS
A must for our regular audiences as we approach Christmas. Ticket booking available. Tickets: £8 (concession £7) Group ticket (4 people) £28. Ticket Hotline 0121 354 5007
Emmanuel Choir is for boys and girls and offers the experience of learning to become a first rate young musician through singing, reading music and working as a team. Life changing skills, good friends, great memories
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This Summer, following A level results of August 2019, saw the three 18 year-old members of the Choir take up scholarships at Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Northern College of Music.
The Choir offers youngsters that cathedral-style experience and repertoire but without a full-time commitment. The requirement to perform different music regularly is unique to this sort of choir and develops an all-round accomplished young musician
We sing regular choral services on Sundays at 10.00 am and 6.30 pm during term-time at Emmanuel Church, Wylde Green. The two choirs share the responsibility for providing music at these services. We are also available for Weddings at Emmanuel Church or other venues. We sing a wide repertoire ranging from short pieces to major choral works with full orchestra. No other young persons' choir can offer such a rich variety of music learning and performance.
The 2019 tour in France was highly acclaimed with over sixty musicians (Choir and Orchestra) singing Vaughan Williams, Poulenc and Handel.
.Christmas Festival of
Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday December 20th at 6.30 pm
Thursday December 24th at 11.30 pm
Haydn: Little Organ Mass
Carols sung by the Choir from 11.00 pm that night
Recruitment of new voices
We are always on the look out for new recruits Boys age 7 - 12 and girls 8- 14.
Come along for a no-obligation listen - Evensong is a great time to do this - term-time Sundays at 18:30.
To request details call us on 0121 354 5007
or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, we will get back to you, or call into the church on Sundays during term-time.
Choir membership is free (there is no subscription) and choristers receive a small termly bursary for their singing.