Goring Chamber Choir

Our next concert

Orthodox ikon of the Virgin Mary with child Jesus

A Wondrous Birth

GCC presents a concert of Christmas music from an Orthodox perspective. In this calendar, Jesus is not born until 7th January, so the concert presents music from this viewpoint, including carols in both Russian and English. We hymn the Virgin Mary, the birth of Jesus in a stable, and the shepherds, including music by Sviridov and Izvekov, but with many well-known and loved carols for all. Concert details

At St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Goring
Saturday, 4th January, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

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Future Events


Saturday, 4th January, 3:00 p.m.“A wondrous birth” – Christmas as seen in the Orthodox tradition
Saturday, 15th February
Duruflé: Requiem
14th – 16th AugustWeekend services at Norwich Cathedral
14th November‘Beckett’ concert with Goring Gap Players


19th – 22nd AugustWeekend services at Worcester Cathedral

Top Notes

Change to ‘The Merry Monarch’ Event

Goring Gap Players have decided to alter the format of their event ‘The Merry Monarch’, scheduled for 28th – 30th May 2020. It will not now be a joint production with Goring Chamber Choir and so we have removed it from our calendar of events.

New Date for Duruflé Concert

Following the unfortunate cancellation of our concert on 26th October, we are delighted to announce that we have rescheduled it. We will present the Duruflé Requiem at Douai Abbey on Saturday, 15th February, 2020. Tickets will be available early in the New Year.

Weekend at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

Goring Chamber Choir was the visiting choir at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, over the weekend of 30th August – 1stSeptember. We sang choral evensong on each of the three days and eucharist on the Sunday.

These cathedral weekends are an annual fixture in our calendar. They give us the opportunity to sing glorious music in a majestic and tranquil place. No wonder that many members feel it is the high point of the year.

Thank you all so much for your beautiful singing on Sunday. I attended the 10 o’clock Eucharist and really enjoyed it. I have been at the cathedral for several years now and I think that you are the best visiting choir we have been lucky to have. Lots of the congregation were saying how they had enjoyed it also. I do hope you will come and visit again. Many, many thanks. a member of the congregation, St Edmundsbury Cathedral

September Newsletter

For more news about the choir, read our latest newsletter.

About the Choir

Based in Goring-on-Thames, our choir draws members from around South Oxfordshire and Berkshire. We sing all year round, giving concerts in Spring, Autumn and at Christmas. Our repertoire ranges from the Classical through traditional to contemporary music. While our concerts always have familiar and popular pieces, we enjoy exploring new or lesser-known works — it keeps our programme fresh. More about the choir

With such a strong showing over so wide a range of musical styles, there will be much to look forward to in Goring Chamber Choir's future concerts Henley Standard

We welcome singers to join the choir. If you'd like to become a member, contact us and come to a few of our rehearsals on Thursday evenings — you can join in and see how it feels. If you want to go ahead, you'll audition with our Musical Director. Our singers must be able to read sheet music, as we don't learn by ear, but we're not all polished sight-readers. Join us

Goring Chamber Choir on CD


A collection of pieces from Goring Chamber Choir's broad repertoire of sacred and secular works, from Haydn and Mozart to Gershwin and Rodgers. On the way, we visit the great Victorian and Edwardian church composers, some traditional folk songs and a barber shop number.Full details

Christmas Souvenir

The choir at Christmas. Plainsong and medieval carols rub shoulders with contemporary Christmas music from around the world, and new settings cast fresh light on ancient and mystic texts.Full details

What is love?

This collection explores the many facets of love: from youthful lust via political and social rebellion, religious passion, the intertwining of souls, to the pain of separation and loss.Full details

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