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The Renaissance Choir has a well-earned high reputation for the performance of music from the Renaissance as well as for works from later centuries.

We work hard to maintain high standards and quality of performance. We are a friendly choir of about 30-35 in number, and have performed music in both double and triple choir form, as well as taking part in both Tallis’s Spem in Alium and Striggio’s 40 part Mass. Particular specialisms include the works of William Byrd, Thomas Tallis and Tómas Luis da Victoria, as well as later composers such as Poulenc, Whitacre and Lauridsen.

We usually give four or five concerts a year, and also give performances in the UK, most recently in Exeter and Gloucester Cathedrals.

We have been singing in the Portsmouth area for more than 40 years and have strong links with local performers and our enthusiastic audience.

Noticeboard posts:

The Renaissance Choir explores the close relationship between the music of W. A. Mozart and M. Haydn 15/10/2019
Review: “Night and Day” concert by The Renaissance Choir 14/07/2019
The Renaissance Choir launches a new album 08/07/2019
Review of the Renaissance Choir’s “Spanish Renaissance Masters” concert 15/04/2019
Preview: “Lest We Forget” concert by the Renaissance Choir 14/09/2018
Review of “European Sacred Music” concert by The Renaissance Choir 16/07/2018
Preview: Renaissance Choir concert “European Sacred Music” 08/07/2018
Review: Dutch Renaissance Masters – 24 March 26/03/2018
Preview: Dutch Renaissance Masters concert 27/02/2018
The Renaissance Choir seeks a first and a second alto 29/01/2018

Upcoming concerts:

Sat, 26 Oct 7:30pm The Renaissance Choir: “Vespers” St. Peter’s Church, Petersfield
Sat, 7 Dec 7:30pm Christmas Concert by candlelight for Rowans Hospice Portsmouth Cathedral
Sat, 14 Dec 7:30pm The Renaissance Choir Christmas concert in Emsworth St James Church, Emsworth

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