The Dream of Gerontius – Rehearsal (Audio) Files
We (SCCS) will sing mainly Chorus 2.  (Our Wantage Choral Society friends will sing mainly Chorus 1.)

If you require the Chorus 2 rehearsal (audio) files to practise at home, please send an email.  Please state your Section (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass).

Singers Come Dancing, Saturday 17th November 2018
Please click here for some pictures:
Singers Come Dancing

Pictures of the Spring 2018 Concert – The Paul Whitehead collection
Spring 2018 Concert pictures.

Members Gallery
Would you like to change your picture in the Members Gallery?  Alternatively, perhaps you do not have your picture in the Members Gallery currently. If so, you are welcome to email a new picture to David Doidge and he will load it on the Members Gallery.

Please be assured that it is not compulsory to have your picture in the Members Gallery.

Visit to Albi, July 2017 – Images by David Butler
Albi July 2017 – David Butler

Visit to Albi, July 2017 – Images by Clare Powell
Albi July 2017

Summer Concert, 8 July 2017 – Videos by Jim Reynolds
We are grateful to Jim Reynolds, who has provided videos for most of this Summer Concert performance.  Jim’s videos are below:

Sprig of Thyme (Rutter)
When the men are singing “The Miller of Dee”, look at the incredulous looks on the faces of the ladies.

Little Organ Mass (Haydn)

Additional Pieces (Mendelssohn, Faure, Franck, Burke)

Summer Concert, 8 July 2017 – An image
Summer Concert 2017

Section Leaders
You can find out who your section leader is, on this website page. As well as keeping the weekly register and many other essential tasks, section leaders are always interested in your views.  Do chat to them or email them.

SCCS Rehearsal and Concert Dates
SCCS Rehearsal and Concert Dates 2018 – 2019


As at April 2018, we have raised over £923 for SCCS. Thank you.  We have our own easyfundraising page. Find out how you can help.

Desert Island Discs

Would you like to be the next Desert Island Disc contributor? If so, please contact David Doidge.

These are the previous Desert Island Disc contributors (in first-name alphabetical order).  Please click on the name of the contributor to hear the chosen music:

Alan Chubb

Chris Guy

David Butler

David Cottam

David Cunningham

Eric Hartley

Jane Arch

Judith Griffiths

Karen Broadbent

Liz Harrison

Michele Whitehead


Reading Male Voice Choir

For more information, click here.


Other Events:

Where can we go? (What’s on?)
Do you want to know what events are available?  Look here:

If you haven’t already, do reserve your tickets for the Henley Symphony Orchestra’s next concert:

Sunday 17 March 2019 at 7.30pm
The Hexagon, Reading

We are also delighted to confirm that Peter will give a free pre-concert talk, looking back over a lifetime spent as a professional pianist on the classical music circuit and his particular love of the music of Brahms. This will take place in the main auditorium at 6.30–7pm.

HSO welcomes Peter Donohoe to play Brahms’s mighty Piano Concerto No 1. Brahms wrote his first piano Concerto at the age of 25 and the work is a pillar of the Romantic repertoire. From the opening ferocious drum roll the music proclaims Brahms’s genius and youthful flair with its grandeur and excitement.

Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary worldwide career, encompassing a huge repertoire. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.

The concert concludes with Shostakovich’s most-played, but ambiguous, Symphony No 5. Written in 1937 at the time of Stalin’s Great Terror, Shostakovich worked in a mood of isolation and fear after being denounced by the Union of Soviet Composers. The work was an immediate success and, whether we hear political protest or capitulation to the Soviet regime, what is indisputable is that it is a masterpiece.

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