Excelsis 2020 Season – COVID-19
In the light of the current COVID-19 restrictions we do not know whether any of the events listed for later this year will go ahead. We will post again as soon as we have any news about when rehearsals will resume and when we might again be performing.
We continue to provide some content on our facebook page to keep spirits up at this most challenging of times and our two CDs Sacred Choral Music and Karl Jenkins The Healer are available if you should wish to hear us in the meantime!
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.