The archive is a collection of photographs and documents. Many of these entries will have previously appeared on the noticeboard.


Rejoice in the marriage of Paul and Taya

SCCS Christmas Concert, 12 and 13 December 2015

Paul Whitehead has kindly provided some images.  Please click here: SCCS Christmas Concert 2015

SCCS at Sue Ryder, 9 December 2015

Thank you to those who sang carols at Sue Ryder on 9 December 2015.

We are grateful to Gwyn (our president) for his accompaniment on the pianoforte.

Pail Whitehead has kindly provided some images of the event.  Please click here: SCCS at Sue Ryder.


Summer Barbecue 2015 – Images by Paul Whitehead

Summer Barbecue 2015


Summer Concert 2015 – Images by Jim Reynolds and Andrew Lorenc

Red Folders in evidence

Resting between the singing

Paul Burke (Musical Director) in full flood


The Silent Auction

Thank you to Allen Appleby for organising the Silent Auction.  The figure is £2,174.

The bid results are, as follows: Results of Silent Auction Bids

The “winners” should contact the “contributors” to arrange the safe and speedy transfer of goods or services.  (The Members List, containing emails addresses, telephone numbers, etc is on the website – MEMBERS & INFORMATION / MEMBERS ONLY.)

Payment should occur no later than the end of March.

There are two possible methods of payment:

  1. The preferred method is by online bank transfer to the SCCS account.   Account Name: SCCS, Account Number: 63984907, Sort Code: 20-71-03. Reference: Your name and ‘lot’ number, so we can identify who has made the payment, and the associated lot.  Please also notify Allen that you have made your payment online
  2. By cheque:  Cheques should be made payable to SCCS with your “Lot” number written on the back please. Either pass them to Allen, or post them to him at:  Allen Appleby. 5 Brocks Way, Lower Shiplake, RG9 3JG. Please do not give cheques to Andrew; he requires an audit trail.


Silent Auction Feedback, by Anne Viner

As one of the auction lots, Barbara Thompson took Sheila Hylton and me to see the snowdrops at Colesbourne Park, near Cirencester on Saturday 28th February.  We had a splendid day out, stopping for coffee at Buscot Lock and lunch at North Cerney, then on to Colesbourne for a wonderful spread of snowdrops, with aconites and cyclamen mixed in around the big tree roots and beautiful reflections in the BlueLake.

Here are some pictures: Anne Viner enjoying her Silent Auction purchase

Here is another picture: David Cottam delivers manure to Anne Viner


Christmas Concert 2014


Please click below for  pictures taken by Nick Powell on Saturday 20 December 2014:

Christmas Concert 20 December 2014

Please click below for pictures taken by Jim Reynolds on Sunday 21 December 2014:

Christmas Concert 21 December 2014

Highdown Sponsorship

Sponsorship from SCCS Sept 2012


Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – 7th July 2014 – A Paul Whitehead Collection

Please click here >>>>>>> Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – 7th July 2014 – A Paul Whitehead Collection


Summer Concert 2014 and Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – The Heather Adams Collection

Please click here >>>>>>> Summer Concert 2014 and Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – The Heather Adams Collection


Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – “Thank you for the Music” – Part of the Jim Reynolds sound recording collection

Please click here >>>>>>> The Allen Appleby variation of “Thank you for the Music”


Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – The Anne Viner Collection

Please click here >>>>>>> Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – The Anne Viner Collection


Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – Slides displayed in background

Please click here >>>>>>> Background Slides at Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner


Summer Collection 2014 – Pictures – The Paul Whitehead Collection

South Chiltern Choral Society thanks Paul Whitehead (Michele’s husband) for these 118 images of the Summer 2014 Concert >>>>>>> Summer Concert 2014 – The Whitehead Collection

The size of each image has been reduced to cope with the restrictions of the website.  If you require the full sizes, please contact David Doidge and he will send you a CD disk.

David can be contacted via or telephone 0118 9724174.


Summer Concert 2014 – Pictures

Please click here for pictures taken by Anne Viner >>>>>>> Summer Concert 2014 – Pictures


Thank you for the Music, 5th July 2014

Please click here for pictures taken by Genevieve >>>>>>> Thank you for the Music


Pictures of our last “Monday” rehearsal with Gwyn. Monday 30 June 2014.

  (Thank you to Anne Viner for the pictures.)


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Paul Burke – Our New Musical Director from September 2014

Here is Paul’s website:


Spring Concert 2014

Here are some images of our final rehearsal and the actual concert.  Thank you to Genevieve for supplying them.

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Christmas Concert 2013

Read the reviews of the Christmas Concert.  See more photographs.




Spring poster 2013

Spring 2013 – The Creation on YouTube

To listen to our recording of The creation on YouTube and watch our photos at the same time, click here.  There are only two choruses available to listen to here, Awake the Harp and The Heavens are Telling.

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View lots more photos of the Meylan visit and Saturday’s concert.

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Christmas Concert 2012 on YouTube

To see some video recordings of the Saturday concert on youtube, please click on the links below:

Hallelujah chorus
Esta Noche by John Rutter
A baby so small by Alan Bullard

Click here to see photographs from the Saturday evening concert.

Click here to see how much fun we had assembling our stage for the Christmas 2012 concert…


Click here to see a selection of Zimbe! photographs, kindly taken by Dawn Bellamy.  Photographs are from the rehearsal, as well as both performances.

SCCS 60th Anniversary May 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful evening catching up with friends at the Odney Club in Cookham.

Read more…

Douai Abbey Spring Concert 2012 on YouTube

To listen to SCCS singing the In Paradisum, in Douai Abbey, on youtube, click here. Click on any of the thumbnails below to access photos from Douai Abbey.





Older photographs

See photographs from:

Summer BBQ 2012

A rehearsal April 2012

Gwyn’s 8oth birthday

Gwyn’s 40th Anniversary of conducting SCCS

Trip to Meylan 2010

Merry Widow Summer 2006

Summer BBQ 2005

SCCS Performed Works archive

Eric Hartley has been kind enough to maintain a list of all works SCCS has sung since the choir’s inception in 1952.  (Eric was not singing in the choir then!)

There are two versions of this list which contain exactly the same information but have been sorted differently.  View the same list sorted either by year, or by composer. To see these nostalgic documents click on the relevant title below:

Performed works by year

Performed works by composer

Who’s Who?

If you can’t recognise anyone, all the names are here…

Five Lines.  Four Spaces.

Read this wonderful poem by Angela Whitehead. Five Lines. Four Spaces

The M Room

This book, by Helen Fry, is the story of the German émigrés who fled Hitler’s regime and became secret listeners for British Intelligence during the Second World War. One of the ‘listeners’ featured, is Fritz Lustig, who is still alive and is married to Susan Lustig, an ex-member of SCCS.

Read more…

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