The Choir's latest concert was light-hearted featuring songs from the shows including The Lion King, Sister Act, Oklahoma! and The Sound of Music with the Cheriton Primary School Choir and accompanied by the piano, drums and bass guitar which created an excellent atmoshere. Our concert in November 2016 was Brahms' Requiem accompanied by the Fiocco orchestra and soloists Jake Phillips and Milly Forrest from the Royal College of Music and was extremely well received. Our performances in April 2016 was a first for the Cheriton Singers as we sang in a special charity concert at St Peters' Church, Winchester with the Radcliffe Male Voice Choir singing a range of contemporary and traditional music rounding off the concert with the 2 choirs singing the Hallelujah Chorus. Other recent concert performances have included Handel's Messiah, Mozarts' Sparrow Mass, Faure's Requiem, Stainer's Crucifixion, Handel's Messiah (Part 1), Stanford's Te Deum, Britten's Choral Dances from Gloriana, Vaughan Williams' Five English Folk Songs, Kodaly's Missa Brevis - plus a large selection of lighter hearted arrangements including 'Songs from the Shows' with favourites from Phantom of the Opera, Oliver! & West Side Story.
We have been pleased to sing for weddings at Cheriton, Odiham, Micheldever, Itchen Abbas, Beech (Alton) and St. Cross and Hyde in Winchester. Please do contact us if you would like us to sing on your special day.
In December 2014 we were invited to sing at Marwell Hotel, Fishers Pond for their Christmas functions on several occasions and once again performed at The Flower Pots Inn in Cheriton to help raise money for local charities and sung carols at an special fund-raising event in Kilmeston. Also in 2014 the choir sung in The Brooks Shopping Centre in Winchester to raise money for Help for Heroes charity. The April 2016 concert was a special charity concert raising money for Southampton Hospital's Children's Ward & Canine Partners.
Cheriton Singers would like to express our sincere thanks to Gillian Gray-Knight and her team at Cheriton Village Stores for their continued assistance as our local box office and also to our many friends and helpers who ensure the smooth running of our concerts.