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 is set to perform more lesser-known music from the Renaissance 27/01/2021
Read about how 2020 has gone for The Renaissance Choir. “Covid has made us realise just how much and why music matters.” 01/12/2020
The Renaissance Choir returns to rehearsing and is looking to recruit new singers 20/09/2020
Profile: Peter Gambie, conductor 09/06/2020
Preview: Renaissance Choir – “Italian Renaissance Masters” 01/03/2020
Do you have an alto, a 1st tenor or a 1st bass voice? Would you like to sing with the Renaissance Choir? 04/01/2020
Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and the Renaissance Choir raise £3,697 for Rowans Hospice 13/12/2019
Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and the Renaissance Choir join forces in aid of Rowans Hospice 19/11/2019
Review: The Renaissance Choir “Vespers” concert 29/10/2019
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