Information about our choir:
Founded: 1961
Registered Charity No:1042010
President:Neil Jenkins
Musical Director:Marc Yarrow
Accompanist:Tim Nail
Rehearsal Venue:Methodist Church, Shoreham-by-Sea
Chair:Team Oratorio


Our April 18th concert sadly had to be cancelled. We hope to perform 'The Armed Man' next year.

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A History of Shoreham Oratorio Choir

 

Below is a timeline showing important dates in the history of Shoreham Oratorio Choir 

 

1961 to 1981 

 

1961 - First Good Friday concert - Sir John Stainer's - Crucifixion.

 

1962

 

1963

 

1964 - Poster still shows 'Augmented church choirs of St. Nicolas and St. Mary

           de Haura. 

 

1965

 

1966

 

1967

 

1968

 

1969 - Poster shows 'Shoreham Oratorio Choir'.

 

1970 - Poster shows 'St. Mary's Oratorio Choir'.

 

1971 - Summer - Sheila Chaplin leaves for Holy Cross, Uckfield.

 

1972 - Michael Ades of Keymer, (an East Sussex C.C. Music Adviser) asked           to conduct the 'Oratorio Choir'.

           Michael Ades first concert as Conductor - Mozart Requiem.

           David Bennett (organist) referees England vs France Schoolboy                               International.

 

1973 - First Christmas Concert performed by S.O.C. - Bach's Christmas Oratorio

 

1974 - Sunday Half-Hour - BBC Radio Broadcast from St. Mary de Haura.

 

1975 -

 

1976 -

 

1977 - Summer - Farewell concert for Rev. and Mrs. Froggatt

 

1978 - 

 

1979 - December - Jasper Rooper / Peter Vincent - Premiere of their composition             'Voices on a Winter's Night.

 

1980 - January - Jasper Rooper become President of S.O.C.

         - Tony Allen joins S.O.C. for the first time to sing bass solos in the             Mozart Requiem at Good Friday concert.

 

1981 - May - Gala Evening held at Shoreham College.

         - June - Elmshorn Madrigalchor 1st visit to S.O.C. Shoreham-by-Sea.

      - August - Death of Jasper Rooper.

      - September - S.O.C. 1st visit to Elmshorn, Germany.

 

Gaps will be filled in as more information becomes available.

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