... and we say a fond farewell to Peter White after 16 years as our previous Music Director.
October 2008 a French excursion
... with our very first tour abroad visiting Oloron St Marie and Ogeu-les-Bains in the Haut Béarn on the edge of the
Pyrenees. Despite Channel Tunnel closures following a fire and poor weather the choir arrived safely at Oloron,
to the amazement of organiser Peter Soul, on 21st October 2008.
We gave two concerts, with one being a joint concert with our hosts, the local French choir La Villanelle.
June 2007 40th anniversary concert
... celebrating 40 years as a choral group, and 10 years under the baton of Peter White. The concert included a first performance of
Four Thames Songs, especially composed by Peter for the occasion.
November 2004 a successful adoption
... with the premiere of Echoes of Other Worlds by composer Mark Bowden. We "adopted" Mark under the
PRS for Music Foundation Adopt-a-Composer
scheme for 2003-04. We were one of three choirs chosen countrywide to take part in supporting gifted emerging
composers in the composition and performance of new music.
November 1992 a return to Windsor
... for our 25th anniversary concert in Windsor Parish Church, as we perform the Bach B Minor Mass.
March 1985 a "Wilde" experience
... with a chamber performance of Handel's Messiah for our first concert in the new Wilde Theatre at South Hill Park, Bracknell.
1977 a royal location
... for our 10th anniversary concert in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
1974 a new identity
... when we change our name to Thames Voyces.
1967 a choir is born
... with the founding of the choir by Ewan Davidson.