The British Are Coming! A Celebration of English Choral Music from Tallis to Sullivanto Britten and Beyond
Saturday, June 10th at 7:30 p.m
United Congregational Church
(Valley Road @Green End Avenue)
The Swanhurst Chorus will present a variety of English music, from full chorus to small groups, to solo voice. Featured works include highlights from H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan and also Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia.
Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased online or text/call (401)324-9820, from any chorus member or at the door. Ample parking is available in the main parking lot and the church's rear parking lot, via the John Clarke nursing home driveway.
Swanhurst Chorus holds the distinction of being Rhode Island’s longest continually performing choral ensemble, having just celebrated its 87th season. The Chorus ranks among the oldest organizations of its kind in New England and the country.
Some gems from Swanhurst’s history include, among others,
Puccini’s Messa di Gloria,
J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and Johannespassion,
The Mozart Requiem,
Horatio Parker’s Hora Novissima,
antiphonal works of the Gabrielli’s and Monteverdi, and
Copland’s Canticle of Freedom.
The Swanhurst Chorus Theater has also successfully offered 18 full scale Broadway productions in a Dinner Theater format - - these shows have become a fixture in the March calendar for Newport County with sell-outs every year.
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NEW SINGERS WELCOME! Swanhurst rehearsals are on Wednesdays 7pm at St Lucy's Church, Middletown, RI (opposite Staples). Please contact us if you’d like to be part of Rhode Island’s longest continually performing choral ensemble.