English Arts Chorale

2016-2017 Season No. 37

2016-2017  >> 2017-2018

Singing Day

J S Bach

Come and join us for a wonderful day of singing music from two of the greatest works in the choral repertoire:

Bach - St John Passion  &  Rachmaninov - Vespers (movements)

Our Conductor for the day will be Leslie Olive, our Musical Director and Founder.

St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN

Saturday 24th September 2016        10am to 4pm

£18 for visitors  £5 full time students.  

Tea and Coffee included.  Bring a packed lunch.  Music hire at a small additional charge.


Russian Music

An evening of Russian Music and more.

The sophistication of Rachmaninov's Vespers contrasted with the raw power of Russian folk song. English Arts Chorale will be joined by Musika Lyra, who are Julian Milone (violin), Nadia Giliova (piano),Lila Moshtael (voice and guitar) Russian Music specialists.

The Choir will be performing a number of movements from Rachmaninov's sublime "Vespers".

St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN

Saturday 22nd October 2016     7.30pm

From £20 Reserved seats to £5.00 unreserved with restricted view. 

Haydn, Handel & Mendelssohn


The choir will be performing Haydn's "Nelson Mass"

Violinist Savitri Grier

accompanied by the English Arts Orchestra, under their leader Julian Milone. Also in the programme is Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, with soloist Savitri Grier, and his Hebrides Overture.

Conductor Leslie Olive

St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN,

Saturday 3rd December 2016   7.30pm

Prices £20, £15, £12

Have you Heard the Story?



Two Christmas Concerts on successive weekends repeating the successful format of 2015, but of course with a different programme of carols and festive songs.

Balcombe Church - (St Mary’s)

11th December 2016


Bletchingley Church - (St Mary’s)

17th December 2016



Singing Day

Come and sing with Ralph Allwood

An open invitation to sing with one of Britains’s finest choral directors.  
Ralph Allwood, Music Director of Eton Choral Courses and The Rodolfus Choir, will be leading this singing day in the warm, encouraging acoustic of St Mary’s Church.
Ralph will be exploring music from living composers including:

Paul Mealor, Eric Whitacre, James Macmillan, Morten Lauridsen and his own work "Blessing"

St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN

Saturday, 18th March 2017   10am to 4pm  

Fee £20 including music hire. Full time students (aged over 16 years) £5.  
Tea and Coffee included. Bring a packed lunch.

St. John Passion



One of Bach's finest works

English Arts Chorale, together with the English Arts Orchestra, will be performing Bach's glorious "Passio secundum Johannem", the St.John Passion. Some would say one of the very best works by the world's greatest composer - who could ask for more?


St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN

Saturday 1st April 2017   7.30pm

From £20 front of nave seats to £12.00 side aisles.


and "Mass in Blue"

Joining forces with local childrens' choirs

Following on from our very popular Summer 2016 concert of Zimbe! we will be performing another wonderful, fun piece by Alexander L'Estrange, "Ahoy!" and Will Todd's "Mass in Blue".  "Ahoy!", described by the composer as "an exciting choral cantata that celebrates the rise, fall & rise of Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose" requires a children’s choir and a band to join with EAC, and fuses the music of Tudor times with sea shanties and original music.

With Alexander L'Estrange's Call me Al Quintet and soprano Lisa Cassidy.

Will Todd's "Mass in Blue" has similar jazz influences and is a brilliant blend of driving jazzy grooves and clear, strong, choral writing, a unique coming together of sacred choral music and jazz.

St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN
Saturday 24th June 2017   7.30pm

£20, £15, £12

Farewell to
Ian Le Grice

Ian Le Grice

"Brahms with Strawberries"

A special celebratory concert


A very special concert as we say farewell to our brilliant longstanding accompanist, Ian LeGrice.  

Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes plus music from 16th to 21st Centuries, and Ian playing the organ.  This will definitely be a night to remember.


St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, RH2 7RN

22nd July 2017    4pm