Portsmouth Baroque Choir


Noticeboard posts:
03.03.24 Concert preview: Portsmouth Baroque Choir with the Consort of Twelve Chamber Ensemble at Fareham
28.01.24 Ring out the old, ring in the new
30.09.23 Portsmouth Baroque Choir sings music by Rheinberger, Weelkes & Vierne
10.07.23 Review: Portsmouth Baroque Choir and the Consort of Twelve “Messiah” in Chichester
30.06.23 Preview: “Messiah” (complete) by the Consort of Twelve and the Portsmouth Baroque Choir
19.03.23 Review: Portsmouth Baroque Choir – Music for Lent

We are a choir of about 35 specialising in Baroque music, but also performing a range of music from the late Renaissance to the present day, including works written especially for us.

We particularly enjoy singing with a small orchestra.

Concerts take place about four times a year, and new singers are warmly welcomed in all voice parts. An ability to read music is an advantage. We rehearse at Buckland Community Centre on Monday evenings.

Performer Details
    Events by this performer
    July 6, 2024
    Note 7pm start time. Read preview notes. Conductor: Malcolm KeelerPiano: Peter Rhodes Dove – The Passing of the YearWeelkes – To shorten Winter’s sadnessMorley – April is in my mistress’ faceMorley – This sweet and merry month of MayElgar –...
    March 16, 2024
    Read preview notes. Conductor: Malcolm KeelerPortsmouth Baroque Choir with the Consort of Twelve Chamber Ensemble d’Astorga – Stabat mater Fauré- Requiem Tickets £14, £12, £2.
    December 9, 2023
    Conductor: Malcolm Keeler At the start of the concert we shall be marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd by singing Vigilate and Rorate Caeli, and of Thomas Weelkes by singing his Gloria in Excelsis Deo. The...
    October 21, 2023
    Read preview notes. Note 7pm start time. Conductor: Malcolm KeelerOrganists: Peter Gould and Richard Barnes Music by RheinbergerVierneWeelkes(and also Ralph Vaughan Williams) Following on from their spectacular collaboration with The Consort of Twelve in their complete performance of Handel’s Messiah in July,...
    July 2, 2023
    Read a review. Anthems for the period from Lent to Trinity Sunday.
    July 9, 2023
    Read preview notes and a review. Celebrate the last night of another fabulous Festival, with the Consort of Twelve and the Portsmouth Baroque Choir performing Handel’s Messiah. Bring a picnic for the dinner interval. 2023 will be the 280th anniversary...
    March 18, 2023
    Read a review. In this concert Portsmouth Baroque Choir presents a sequence of music for the season of Lent. J.S. Bach took up his post as Cantor at the Thomaskirke in Leipzig 300 years ago, in 1723, so it is...
    December 3, 2022
    Read preview notes. Schutz – The Christmas Story. and seasonal music by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Praetorius.With mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets: £12, £10 concessions, £1 students/U18 from 01329 310277, on the door or online. View the poster. Note the start...
    October 15, 2022
    Read a preview. Music by Henry Purcell, John Blow and Pelham Humfrey, to include: Purcell – Rejoice in the Lord alwayHumfrey – O Lord my GodPurcell – They that go down to the sea in shipsPurcell – O sing unto...
    July 3, 2022
    Read a preview and a review. Portsmouth Baroque Choir joins the Consort of Twelve to perform Handel’s oratorio Israel in Egypt. Stirring choruses with graphic musical imitations of hailstones, fire, plagues of frogs and flies, galloping horses and the waters...
    March 26, 2022
    Read a review. As part of our 40th anniversary season, we’ll be performing Duruflé’s well known Requiem along with a much less familiar piece, the Mass by the Belgian composer Joseph Jongen. Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem is his largest-scale and most performed work....