A night at the opera

Ashtead Choral Society presents A Night at the Opera for your pleasure and enjoyment.


  1. Duet, from Les pêcheurs de perles, ‘The Pearl Fishers’ – Georges Bizet
  2. Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, from Nabucco – Giuseppe Verdi
  3. March of the Toreadors, from Carmen – Georges Bizet

Under the baton of its Musical Director, James Henshaw, the Chorus Master of the English National Opera, Ashtead Choral Society together with soloists Alberto Sousa and Mark Nathan, accompanied by an Orchestra, will present both well known grand choruses such as the Toreador’s Chorus from Carmen and the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, to more virtuoso pieces such as the famed Pearl Fishers’ Duet by Bizet.
The Concert is taking place in the atmospheric main auditorium of the Epsom Playhouse, a venue itself for Opera productions, this gives a great local concert for opera and music lovers, whether coming for the first time or a long time supporter.
Tickets £16 (Half price for those aged 25 & under) from Epsom Playhouse box office and ACS.

Phone for tickets: 01372 742555 / 742227

Phone lines open: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm, answer phone at all other times

Other Sources: Epsom Playhouse Box Office, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Online at http://www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk

Tickets on sale at the door until sold out.

Coffee & Carols for Charity

It’s Christmas, so come along to the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall and enjoy Christmas Carols with Ashtead Choral.

Sing along with your favourite carols and enjoy some seasonal spirit.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be on sale, together with a festive Christmas Stall for those little extras.

All profits are to be donated to Charity.


£2 for all.

For tickets contact the box-office on boxoffice@ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk or 07379 427666

Tickets “at the door” – until sold out.

Faure & Rachmaninov Concert


  1. Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11 – Gabriel Fauré
  2. Excerpts, from Requiem Op 48 – Gabriel Fauré
  3. 4 motets sur des thèmes grégoriens Op 10 – Maurice Duruflé
  4. Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël – Francis Poulenc
  5. 3 Images oubliées – Claude Debussy
  6. Vespers, ‘All-night vigil’ Op 37 – Sergey Rachmaninov

Ashtead Choral Society present a varied selection of Choral Music from the Dual Alliance of France and Russia.

From Faure’s Requiem to Rachmaninov’s Vespers, together with Motets by Debussy and Poulenc – we present a varied programme for you to enjoy. The composers whose music features in the programme cover an extraordinary period for both France and Russia – from the opulence of the late 19th century, through the turbulent years of the twentieth century to the post war period. It features in excerpts from Faure’s Requiem some of the best known music of the period. Meanwhile, the breadth of the events of this period for France & Russia is perhaps caught in the context of the works – from Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine written when Faure was still in education in Napoleon III’s French Empire through to works such as Rachmaninov’s Vespers of 1915, which has been seen as the final flourish of Imperial Russian Church music before the Revolution, concluding with Poulenc’s Christmas Motets, written in the peace after the Second World War.

The Society will be conducted by James Henshaw, our Musical Director, and Chorus Master of the English National Opera.

Jonathan Homes is the organist.  He will be going 2 excerpts from Vierne’s 5th Symphony, Opus 47 as a solo piece.

Link to poster here.


£15 reserved. £12 unreserved. Half price for those aged 25 & under. 

For tickets contact the box-office on boxoffice@ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk or 07379 427666

Tickets “at the door” – until sold out.

Come and Sing with ACS

Fauré’s Requiem


Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine

This is a great opportunity to meet the choir and come and sing with them.

Free tea or coffee, free music loan, free parking.