The Renaissance Choir

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Noticeboard posts:
24.03.24 Review of “Ave Maria”
08.02.24 Preview of “Ave Maria”
30.10.23 Review: The Renaissance Choir sings Mozart’s Requiem
08.10.23 Preview: Mozart’s Requiem
10.07.23 Review: The Renaissance Choir “Byrd Song”
22.06.23 Preview: Four centuries of choral music, from Byrd to Roderick Williams
03.04.23 Review: Renaissance Choral Masters
01.11.22 Review: Rachmaninov Vespers
26.06.22 Renaissance Choir members say what they think about the choir – video
09.06.20 Profile: Peter Gambie, conductor

The Renaissance Choir was formed in 1976 by Ray Calcraft, with a vision to put the beautiful music of the Renaissance period at the heart of its repertoire.

We are a chamber choir of around 34 singers that puts the beautiful music of the Renaissance period at the heart of its repertoire.

Whilst our favourite choral music is Renaissance polyphony, we also perform more contemporary works. We love to sing the music of Byrd, Tallis, Victoria and Palestrina, and later composers such as Bach, Mozart, Poulenc, Whitacre and Lauridsen, to name a few. Most of our music is performed a cappella.

We perform several concerts a year in and around Portsmouth and Petersfield and have sung at many prestigious venues in the UK and abroad, including in Italy, France, Holland, Hungary, Portugal and Poland. We have a high reputation for our sublime sound and adventurous repertoire. We rehearse in Emsworth.

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    Upcoming
    July 13, 2024
    Tickets: £15 for adults, £2 for students and under 25s. Parking is available at Fratton Railway Station, Selbourne Terrace, PO1 5AW for £2 (all day Saturday rate), around 10 minutes’ walk away. Or park in one of the adjacent streets.
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    March 23, 2024
    Read preview notes in our newsletter and a review. Conductor – Peter GambieWith the Renaissance Choir. “Ave Maria” comprises music written in homage to Mary the Virgin from across the ages. Over the ages, composers have found the Virgin Mary...
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    December 17, 2023
    Join The Renaissance Choir for an afternoon celebration of seasonal carols, both old and new, choral treasures and cheerful songs. Conducted by Peter Gambie. Tickets £10 online or on the door. Under 25s £2, kids get in free.
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    December 2, 2023
    Get into the true spirit of Christmas with a candlelit concert of traditional carols and festive music. Supported by Victory Radio. Conductor – Peter Gambie. Organist – Brian Moles. Tickets £10 online or on the door. Under 25s £2, kids get in...
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    October 28, 2023
    Read preview notes and a review. Conductor – Peter GambieOrgan – Mark Dancer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – RequiemJoseph Haydn – Te Deum in C majorByrd – Mass for Five Voices Come and join the Renaissance Choir for a performance of...
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    July 8, 2023
    Read preview notes and a review. Time for something completely different? Two hours of dream-time music to chill out to, to relax you and to take you to a calmer place in your mind. The gentle music of Eric Whitacre...
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    April 1, 2023
    Read a review. The best of the choir’s Italian, Spanish, Dutch and English Renaissance music series. This concert provides a selection of the best Renaissance music from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and England that we’ve performed over the past three...
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    December 17, 2022
    Christmas Concert to raise funds for Rowans Hospice Charity. The Renaissance Choir and Portsmouth Cathedral Choir are delighted to announce the return of their annual Christmas Carols by Candlelight Concert in support of Rowans Hospice Charity. Join us for a...
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    December 4, 2022
    Join The Renaissance Choir for an afternoon celebration of seasonal carols, both old and new, choral treasures and cheerful songs. A heart-warming, family-friendly start to your Christmas. Conducted by Peter Gambie. Tickets £10 online or on the door. Under 25s...
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    October 22, 2022
    Sacred choral masterpiece, sung a cappella. Perhaps the finest example of Russian sacred music. Conductor – Peter GambieTenor – Jon English  Tickets are £13 (under 25’s £2). These are available from One Tree Books, Petersfield, by phoning 023 9247 5259,...
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    October 29, 2022
    Conductor – Peter GambieTenor – Jon English  Read a review and preview notes. For the first concert of its new season, Portsmouth Choral Union will be joining forces with The Renaissance Choir to perform Rachmaninov’s sumptuous “Vespers”. The work comprises...
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    July 9, 2022
    Read a review. Our Protest concert explores the ways in which some composers or societies have used their art to fight against political or religious oppression. Tickets: £13 for adults, £2 for under 25s. Available online and also on the...
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    April 9, 2022
    Choral treasures from the time of the Tudors: Tallis, Byrd, Taverner, Dowland and others. This programme is the fourth in a series of our acclaimed ‘Renaissance Masters Series’. To date, we’ve sung gorgeous music from Holland, Spain and Italy and...