News & Reviews

Restarting Choir Rehearsals

We appreciate that the majority of our 100 members are very keen to re-start singing as soon as possible, even throughout our usual Summer break. On 19th July, the Government Roadmap for lifting lockdown, is due to move to Step 4 – which allows choirs to return to...

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March Update: Looking Forward To The Easing Of Restrictions

The Choir Committee is fully committed to restarting choir activities as soon as we are able. There are a few uncertainties at the current time, so it is not possible to set specific dates. But as soon as our rehearsal venue is available for use again by external...

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August Update: Awaiting Guidance For Amateur Choirs

Although the choir is currently on Summer Break (Jul-Sep), our Musical Director, Chairman & Committee continue to closely follow the various public discussions regarding the current concerns of group singing - specifically for non-professional choirs, as we are....

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Reschedule of Postponed March 2020 Concert

Unfortunately, and with sadness, our 28th March 2020 concert had to be cancelled 12 days before it was due to take place. However, we were keen that the concert's Programme of Music was only to be postponed, until a future date. We are now able to confirm that our...

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Cancellation of 28th March 2020 Concert

It is with great sadness, that our much anticipated 28th March concert, is now cancelled. We do hope and aim to reschedule the concert’s programme of music: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana & Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque & The Seal Lullaby, to a future date. Thank...

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Post Concert Message – 8th December 2019

A hearty THANK YOU - to everyone who took part in, assisted with and attended our concert this afternoon, at Ryde Methodist Church. We enjoyed singing some fabulous festive pieces: - The Oxen (Johnny Coppin), Ring the Bells (Paul...

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Post Concert Message – 5th Oct 2019

Re. IOW Cantata Choir Concert: 5th October 2019: Medina Theatre THANK YOU, to everyone who made this evening’s concert a success: To Rachel Tweddle our inspirational and utterly awesome Musical Director... To Richard Wilkins our patient and versatile Rehearsal...

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Review – 5th October 2019 Concert: Handel, Haydn & Malabar

The Medina Theatre was sadly only half full on Saturday October 5th for an enterprising and successful concert by the Cantata Choir, under their Musical Director Rachel Tweddle, in which the 18th Century met the 21st. A spirited rendition of Handel’s ‘Zadok the...

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Press Release – 5th October 2019 Concert

The new Season for Isle of Wight Cantata Choir opens with an exciting concert at Medina Theatre at 7:30pm on Saturday 5th October 2019. Handel's Four Coronation Anthems and Haydn's Mass 'in time of war' are featured. Local musician, Clive Malabar has composed a piece...

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