About

Excelsis 2021-22 Season

After the events of the last 18 months or so, we are now busy planning for a number of concerts and performances for our 2021-22 seasons.  This will include a concert on 9 October 2021, a Christmas concert and a World Premiere in London in May 2022.  Rehearsals will be starting very soon; if you would be interested in joining us or coming to any of our concerts, please do keep a look out for further information.

In the meantime, you can always listen to the beautiful sound of Excelsis on our two CDs –  Sacred Choral Music and Karl Jenkins The Healer  – which are still available.

Thank you for supporting us. Please stay at home and keep well until we meet again.

About the Choir

Excelsis Chamber Choir is a group of about 30 singers, many with a background of musical training, under the baton of Music Director Robert Lewis. The choir performs a wide variety of music to a very high standard, and performed the opening concert of the Grayshott Concerts’ 2017 season with the London Mozart Players, conducted by Robert Lewis.

In 2015 Excelsis performed the world premiere of Karl Jenkins’ latest work, The Healer – A Cantata for St Luke, with the Marylebone Camerata. The Healer was commissioned by Grayshott Concerts to celebrate the organisation’s 10th anniversary. Following the success of The Healer project, the choir was invited by Sir Karl to sing in a performance of The Armed Man with the Welsh choir, Cor Caedydd, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff. Both performances were broadcast on national radio, The Healer on Classic FM and The Armed Man on BBC Radio 3. 2015 also saw our debut concert with the London Mozart Players. We also had the honour of becoming the Choir-in-Residence for Grayshott concerts in recognition of the many performances that the choir has done over the years for the audiences of Grayshott Concerts. 

In 2017, the Choir’s tenth anniversary year, Excelsis recorded a new CD ‘Sacred Choral Music’, containing a selection of acclaimed local composer Clive Osgood’s settings of well known texts. Accompanied by the Lndond Mozart Players and featuring soprano Rebecca Moon, the CD has been very well received by the music press.