Future concerts

Opus 2 will be performing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle on Saturday March 23rd 2024 in St Mary’s Church, Kintbury. Unusually, for Opus 2, the event will be open to any choral singer who is familiar with the piece (signing-up period now closed), with rehearsals in the morning and afternoon of that day and a performance in the evening. The performance will feature professional soloists Jacqueline Pischorn (Soprano), Serenna Wagner (Contralto), Gordon Fry (Tenor) and Peter Lidbetter (Bass), and they will be accompanied by Susan Norman (piano) and Ben Giddens (organ). Musical Director for the performance will be Chris Lambert.

Those wishing to attend the concert can either pay on the door or purchase tickets in advance via TicketSource or from Kintbury Stores. The concert will start at 7:30pm with the doors opening at 6:45pm. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held.

Previous concerts

Saturday December 2nd at St Mary’s Church, Kintbury

The choir performed a concert of Advent music on Saturday 2nd December at St Mary’s Church Kintbury, featuring music by Vaughan Williams, Chilcott, Goodall, Arnesen and more. The event included music that the audience were invited to join in singing.

Saturday July 8th at St John’s Church, Newbury

Opus 2 held a concert for a Summer’s Evening at St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Newbury featuring music by a variety of composers – both classic and more contemporary.

Saturday March 25th at St Mary’s Church, Kintbury and Saturday 1st April at St Lawrence’s Church, Hungerford

Opus 2 performed two back to back concerts on Saturday March 25th at St Mary’s Church, Kintbury and Saturday 1st April at St Lawrence’s Church, Hungerford. The concerts featured John Stainer’s ‘The Crucifixion’ and additional material. Both concerts were very well received and reviewed in the Newbury Weekly News newspaper.

Tuesday 22nd November 2022, The Retreat at Elcot Park Hotel, Hungerford

Opus 2 perfomed at The Retreat at Elcot Park Hotel during the evening of Tuesday 22nd November, singing Christmas carols as part of a Christmas event being held at the hotel.

Opus 2 also supported the Christmas Carols Service at St Mary’s Church, Kintbury on Sunday 18th December.

Sunday 3rd July 2022, Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Opus 2 held a very well received Summer Choral Concert on Sunday 3rd July 2022 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Hungerford as part of the Hungerford Summer Festival. The concert featured music both classic and contemporary with special guest Paul Sartin, a former member of the award- and nomination-winning ensembles – Belshazzar’s Feast, Faustus and Bellowhead. Paul unfortunately passed away in Autumn, and Opus2 offers condolences to Paul’s family.

Saturday 26th February 2022, Kintbury Church

Saturday 9 November 2019, Kintbury Church

Sunday 7 July 2019, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hungerford

Opus 2 at HADCAF, July 2019

An evening of music ranging from traditional sacred choir pieces to contemporary popular compositions. The programme included pieces by Mozart, Handel. Rachmaninoff, Rutter, Parry, Coleman and an English folk song. See the full programme.

Part of Hungerford Summer Festival (HADCAF), with thanks to the organisers for permission to use the photographs.