English Arts Chorale

A Sea Symphony



Join us for an exhilarating day of singing Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony, under the inspiring leadership of the EAC's founder and musical director, Leslie Olive.

Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote A Sea Symphony, his first and longest symphony, between 1903 and 1909, and it was first performed in 1910 at the Leeds Festival, conducted by the composer on his 38th birthday. The text comes from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and the symphony is scored for soprano, baritone, chorus and a large orchestra. The chorus sings in each of the four movements.

The EAC last sang it in a concert in Snape Maltings in 2010 in their 30th anniversary season, and in 2020 will be performing it no less than three times. If you would like to join us in one or more of these performances, speak to our Membership Secretary Christine Arnold - membership@englisharts.org


Holy Trinity Church, Carlton Road, Redhill, RH1 2BX
Saturday, 21st September 2019



9.30               Registration and coffee/tea
10.00             Welcome and Session 1
11.30             Refreshment Break
11.45             Session 2
1.00               Lunch Break
2.00               Session 3
3.15               Refreshment Break
3.30               Session 4 (informal performance)
4.00               Close


£20 including music hire. Full time students (aged over 16 years) £5.

Coffee, tea and cake will be provided during the day at no additional charge. Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch.

How to Book

To reserve your place please submit your details on our online registration form, or if you prefer, download and complete the booking form and email it to singingday@englisharts.org or post it to the address on the form.

Please note that if, for any reason, the singing day has to be cancelled, booking fees paid will be refunded in full.  No refunds will be made for any other reason.

Parking & Access

There is parking in the Church Car Park and on nearby residential streets, and there is also plenty of car parking in Redhill Town Centre and the Railway Station




Singing with the English Arts Chorale

The EAC welcomes new members with some choral experience and reasonable sight-reading ability. If you attend, and enjoy, this event and are interested in finding out more, there will be an opportunity to speak to one of our recruitment team on the day, or you can email our membership secretary