Our 160th Season 2020 – 2021

All concerts at 7.30pm and take place in All Saints' Parish Church,
Gainsborough, DN21 2JR

Musical Director - Alex Greenfield

Alex Greenfield, our new MD
Alex Greenfield, our new MD

Plans for the 2020/21 season of the Gainsborough Choral Society are, not surprisingly, still very unclear.

In Early March, the society took the decision to cancel the planned “Broadway Nights” concert planned for 28th March. This was to have been Richard Green’s last concert as Musical Director, and it was sad that we were unable to celebrate this occasion as expected. The Society is indebted to Richard for his hard work and enthusiasm during his time as MD. We welcome Alex Greenfield as the new MD and hope that we will soon be able to welcome him to full time rehearsals!

More recently, the GCS committee took the decision to postpone the planned November 2020 concert to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers. This was to include the first performance of a specially commissioned work by David Fawcett. The current plan is to re-schedule this concert for November 2021.

In the meantime, the Committee watch the constantly changing rules and guidance relating to the COVID – 19 situation closely, and are considering how we might safely resume rehearsals and concerts. As soon as any decisions are made they will be published on this site and on the Society’s facebook and twitter accounts. Once there is a clearer picture of what the 20/21 season will look like, decisions on membership and patron fees will be made.

We always welcome new singers to our group, and although we cannot rehearse at present, anyone interested in joining should make contact with the Secretary, Deirdre Speed on info@gainsboroughcs.co.uk.

Ticket prices

For all three concerts
Reserved £13
Unreserved/restricted view £10.00
Accompanied child under 14 £2.00
Tickets for all concerts may be purchased up to one month in advance from:
Horsleys, 27 Church Street, Gainsborough
Telephone:  01427 613014
Tickets will also be available online from www.wegottickets.com 4 weeks before each concert. Visit the WeGotTickets website

Past Performances

The War Requiem (Britten)
A Night at the Savoy – Gilbert & Sullivan
Gloria (Chilcott)
The Creation (Haydn)
Mass in time of war(Haydn)
Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)
Rio Grande (Lambert)
Magnificat (Rutter)
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Requiem (Mozart)
Gloria (Poulenc)
Messiah (Handel)
Banner of St.George (Elgar)
Choral Fantasia (Beethoven)
Chichester Psalms (Bernstein)
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Missa da Gloria (Puccini)
The Armed Man (Jenkins)
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Rejoice in the Lamb (Britten)
Requiem (Duruflé)
Requiem (Verdi)
Gloria (Vivaldi)
Feel the Spirit (Rutter)
Requiem (Fauré)
Stabat Mater (Karl Jenkins)
Carols For All (in December)
Gloria (Rutter) and A Sprig of Thyme (Rutter)
Regina Coeli (Mozart)
Coronation Anthems (Handel)
The Reluctant Dragon (Rutter)
Requiem (Chilcott)
For the Fallen (Jenkins)
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