Cornerstone Chamber Choir and Orchestra arose out of a group of musicians who came together in 1992 to perform choral and operatic excerpts. The concert was an outstanding success and raised over £5,000 for a Romanian Charity. A recording of this concert was broadcast by BBC Radio early in 1993.
The Choir and Orchestra have gone from strength to strength performing Vivaldi's Gloria, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Monteverdi's Vespers, Britten's Saint Nicolas, Bach's Mass in B Minor, Magnificant, St Matthew and St John Passions, Haydn's Creation, Mozart's, Brahm's and Faures Requiems, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Sullivan's Trial by Jury, Britten's Saint Nicholas and Rutter's Magnificat, Requiem and Gloria, Tippett's A Child of Our Time, Poulenc's Glorai and Verdi's Requiem to mark the composer's centenary. In July we held a very successful 25th Anniversary Celebration concert.
In addition the Orchestra has given a number of fine concerts in it's own right with some outstanding young soloists.
For further information about music performed at the City Church and photographs of concerts please look on our Previous Programmes page.
The Choir and Orchestra in rehearsalAdrian Boynton
Adrian received his advanced music training at the University of Reading where he gained his honours degree and won prizes in organ playing and piano accompaniment. Postgraduate research took him to Nottingham University where he was awarded the Archbishop of Canterbury's Diploma, the highest award in Church music.
Through the 1980's he was Director of Music at Dover Grammar School and at Roedean School. During this period he conducted a large number of choral, orchestral and operatic works.
Since 1992 he has been Director of Music at the City Church of Christ the Cornerstone where he has established a fine musical tradition.
The City Church of Christ the Cornerstone
The Church of Christ the Cornerstone was opened in 1992 as the first ecumenical city centre church in the United Kingdom. The Church has excellent acoustics and is a wonderful setting to hear live music.
For more information, please visit the Church website The Church of Christ the Cornerstone
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