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A Song of June

Join us with our Principal Conductor, George Parris as we herald the arrival of the summer months with a programme of works spanning the centuries and continents. Beginning with the 13th century Round ‘Sumer is icumen in’ and a hymn to ‘the blessed light’ by the Renaissance composer Robert Fayrfax, our afternoon concert includes works by Britten, Elgar, and Delius, Jonathan Harvey and our own George Parris. George’s love of Scandanavian choral music is reflected in the inclusion of a rarity by Finnish composer Heino Kaski; and we offer a sliver of Gallic summer moonshine courtesy of Camille Saint-Saens’ “Calme Des Nuits”.

Tickets: Adults £12, 18s and under £8
Our advance ticket sales are handled by Chipping Norton Theatre Box Office Services. You won’t receive a paper ticket, but your booking will be on a list given to the choir just before the concert. You can buy tickets:

Box office opening times: Tuesday to Friday 12pm–6pm, Saturday 10am–1pm
You can also buy tickets on the door.


Robert Fayrfax, O lux beata trinitas
Anon., Sumer is icumen in
Benjamin Britten arr. Jeffrey Skidmore, Cuckoo
John Bennet, All creatures now are merry-minded
Edward Elgar, My love dwelt in a northern land
Trad. arr. Donald Cashmore, My love is like a red red rose
William Harris, Bring us, O Lord God
Heino Kaski, Kesäyö (Summer night)
Jonathan Harvey, Song of June
Camille Saint-Saens, Calme des nuits
George Parris, Adlestrop
Benjamin Britten, Concord, Choral Dance No. 2

Details of our programmes for recent concerts can be found here.


Examples of the wide-ranging repertoire the choir sings can be found here.