Our first event of 2022 was our ‘Come and Sing’ workshop in January, when choir members and guests spent the afternoon working on Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ with our musical director Hilary Campbell.
In July 2022 we put on our Platinum Jubilee Celebratory Summer Concert in a full St Peters Church in Acton. performing Handel’s Coronation Anthems, I Was Glad by Purcell and other works.
The Coronation Procession of George II
Handel’s four celebratory Anthems, including the rousing Zadok the Priest and The King shall rejoice, were written in 1727 for the Coronation of George II. A contemporary account of their first performance in Westminster Abbey reported that Anthem I ‘..was omitted and no Anthem at all Sung… by the Negligence of the Choir of Westminster’ and that Anthem II was ‘..in Confusion: All irregular in the Music!’ We are confident that we gave a better performance of all four Anthems at this uplifting and celebratory Summer concert!
Back in September 2021 we put on our much delayed Robin Johnson Composition Competition Concert
Videos of the Competition pieces
Read more about our Robin Johnson Composition Competition
Our previous live concert was back in December 2020, when we put on a socially-distanced, behind-closed-doors, performance of Bob Chilcott’s ‘On Christmas Night’.
Programme notes and accompanying text
On Saturday 2nd April 2022 we put on our Easter concert of sacred and uplifting choral works by 20th century British composers, including Elgar, Howells, Bainton and others, at St Paul’s Church, Grove Park, and a few days later we took the same repertoire to perform in Bruges, Ghent and Ypres as part of our much-delayed tour..
Chiswick Choir is registered with Making Music (National Federation of Music Societies).