Introducing the HR Taylor Charitable Trust

The Chandos Choir is delighted to announce a generous and much-needed financial donation from the HR Taylor Charitable Trust. This organisation has the aim of encouraging the performance of live classical music in Surrey and adjacent areas.

About the HR Taylor Trust
The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust was established in 1997 for the advancement of public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of Music and allied performing arts.

Spring Concert 14 April: Les Mis/Phantom and Purcell

The Purcell pieces with their unusual chromatics and varying textures were new to many of the audience but very well received, and we enjoyed hearing Robert Randall playing the keyboard in harpsichord-mode, which gave, as he said, a slight flavour of what Purcell would have heard when he composed the pieces. Purcell was a master of the baroque era and his death was mourned as widely as Mozart was; sadly his pieces are not performed very much nowadays. Soloists Jan 'Ziggy' Sanfranski and Emma Penn enjoyed their parts. After the interval the mood and style changed, and the choir sang selections from the beautiful music of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera, assisted by the superb vocals of Ziggy with the excellent Harriett Jackson.