Budapest Tour 2015 Forty members of The Society set off for Budapest in June 2015. With concerts in St Stephen's Basilica, Vác Cathedral, St Michael's Church, the Esterhazy Palace and the Cultural Centre, the schedule was packed, but there was still time for a Danube cruise, a wallow in the splendid baroque surroundings of the Gellert Spa, and a visit to the Bela Bartok museum. All in all, an exhilarating tour.
Atlantic Odyssey In 2013 the Society staged the World Premier of Atlantic Odyssey. The work was composed by our Musical Director, Robin Nelson, together with librettist Michael Pollack, and featured Highworth's Warneford School Upper Choir alongside the Swindon Choral Society and a chamber orchestra led by Rosie Tompsett. David White mounted a major photographic exhibition in support of the occasion, highlighting the beauty of the tiny Arctic Tern whose annual pole-to-pole migrations inspired the work and provided the framework for a remarkable and thought-provoking libretto. The performance was played to a packed house at St Peter's RC Church, Swindon on October 20 2013, and filmed and recorded for posterity.
Italian Tour 2008 In 2008 members of The Society travelled to Tuscany where they performed five concerts in six days. These included singing Missa Brevis, a mass by Robin Nelson in Opera di Santa Croce di Firenze. Other Concerts were performed in San Gimignano, Pistoia, Florence and Montecatini.We performed two different programmes of works Pergolesi- Magnificat, Motets, English Secular Songs and Sprituals with solos performed by Alison Baigrie, Jayne McLoughlin and Steve Cass.