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

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A History of Shoreham Oratorio Choir


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


1982 to 2002 


1982 - October - Elmshorn Madrigalchor to Shoreham-by-Sea. Concerts at both                 St. Mary de Haura and Keymer Parish Church.


1983 -


1984 - Easter - Concerts at St. Mary de Haura and Hurstpierpoint Parish Church.

         - October - S.O.C. 2nd visit to Elmshorn. Lena Urquhart conducts S.O.C.


1985 - October - 2nd visit of Elmshorn to Shoreham-by-Sea.


1986 - October - S.O.C. 3rd visit to Elmshorn.


1987 - S.O.C. 4th visit to Elmshorn.

         - October - Roland Chad appointed Chairman


1988 - July (3rd) - S.O.C. singing after Evensong (St. Mary de Haura).

         - October - 3rd visit of Elmshorn Madrigalchor to Shoreham-by-Sea.

         - December - Chairman of Adur District Council (Austin Edwards) guest of                  honour at concert.


1989 - April - Sudden death of organist David Bennett.

         - Lawrence Bradley appointed rehearsal pianist.


1990 - March (10th) Choir Dinner at Sackville Hotel, Hove

         - June - Adur Arts Festival Concert at St. Mary de Haura.

         - July - S.O.C. Recital held at St. Giles', Shoreham-by-Sea


1991 - April - Visit by Ensemble Vocal (Sarreguemines), France, to sing with S.O.C.


1992 -


1993 -


1994 - 2nd visit by Ensemble Vocal du Conservatoire (Sarreguemines)

         - Concert at St. Mary de Haura (5th July)


1995 -


1996 - October - Visit of Elmshorn Madrigalchor to Shoreham-by-Sea.

         -Margaret (Savage) Baker conducts concert for S.O.C.


1997 - March - Margaret (Savage) Baker appointed Chairman of S.O.C.

         - June - Concert at Sarreguemines, France. (Ensemble Vocal)

         - December - Margaret (Savage) Baker conducts Christmas Concert as

            Michael Ades is unwell.


1998 - May - Visit to Elmshorn


1999 - April - Michael Ades conducts final concert (Mozart Requiem).

         - May - Concerts at Forbach & Sarreguimines, France. (Emsemble Vocal).                   Conducted by Lena Urquhart.

         - December - Tony Allen's fist concert as Conductor of S.O.C.


2000 - October - Visit of Elmshorn Madrigalchor to Shoreham-by-Sea.


2001 -


2002 - March - S.O.C. joint concert with Brighton Parish Church Choir Trebles.

         - Members attend a workshop with John Rutter.

         - May - S.O.C. visit Elmshorn, Germany to sing with Madrigalchor.

         - September - Maggie Kent appointed Chairman.

         - Visit to Royal Albert Hall to sing the Verdi Requiem.


Gaps will be filled in as more information becomes available.

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