© 2018 Maidenhead Choral Society
Registered charity no. 289414
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What We Do
Our summer and autumn concerts are typically full concert performances, with professional soloists and accompanists. They may consist of a major choral work, one or more shorter choral works, and solo pieces. We perform a variety of traditional and modern carols at a Christmas party every year. This is an informal affair, at the High Street Methodist Church, Maidenhead. We also perform at other concerts, weddings and services.
Maidenhead Choral Society started as the Christian Council Choir run by Len Piercey who was the organist and choirmaster at St Mary's Church, Maidenhead. In 1963, the choir was reformed from all the church choirs in Maidenhead to sing in a concert celebrating the opening of the town hall. Since then, our concert programmes have been varied and ambitious; from Handel, Dvorak and Haydn, to Tippett, Vaughan Williams and Britten.
Our patron is The Rt Hon Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead.
We are also very grateful for the generous support of the Louis Baylis Trust, which is a charitable trust linked to our local newspaper, The Maidenhead Advertiser. We have recently received a further £500 from The Louis Baylis Trust.
Find out more about why the Maidenhead Advertiser is special.
Our musical director George Badacsonyi was born in Budapest, and studied at the academy of music there, and later in Vienna. He has worked regularly with the BBC Singers and Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra, and his conert engagements take him around the world.
Our other treasure is our talented accompanist, pianist Gillian Salmon, who is not only a delight to listen to, but also helps us enormously in learning our scores.