Previous Events

6:30pm, Sun 4th June 2017

Faure and friends again

The choir is delighted to have been asked to repeat the Northington concert at St Swithuns’ Church, Headborne Worthy.
The same pieces will feature, but some changes may be necessary to suit the smaller space.
If you enjoyed this concert, come again!

6:30pm, Sun 21st May 2017

Faure and friends

Everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate the music of various composers, mostly French, in the last event before St John’s church is closed for major roof repairs.
Faure’s Requiem will be the main piece sung by the choir, together with works from Saint-Saens and Durufle amongst others.
Refreshments will be available, and donations for the roof would be appreciated.

Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols

6:00pm, Sun 11th December 2016

Join the congregation of St John’s church, Northington, to sing all the favourite carols at this much-loved service.
The Candover Valley Choir will lead the singing, and also sing a couple of less well-known carols.
Refreshments will be served after the service.

Remembrance Service

10:55am, Sun 13th November 2016

The Candover Valley Choir is supporting the Remembrance Day Service to be held in St John’s Church Northington at 10.55 am on Sunday 13th November. We are singing an anthem composed in 2012 by Malcolm Archer (who is Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College). ‘For the Fallen’ is a beautiful setting of the words of Laurence Binyon: ‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old’.

In addition, to support the prayers of thanksgiving, the Choir is singing a very special new commission – ‘Memorial Ground’ (‘Those who have truly given’). By doing so, we will be participating in an extraordinary nationwide singing event. Choirs across the UK have been invited to consider performing ‘Memorial Ground’ during the weekend of 11 -13 November – for Remembrance Sunday Services or other commemorative occasions – to mark the Battle of the Somme centenary. ‘Memorial Ground’ is the title of a brand new choral work specially commissioned by Scotland’s celebrated East Neuk Festival and 14-18 Now from Oscar-nominated American composer David Lang. The piece was inspired by the marking of the losses endured by so many at the Battle of the Somme, fought 1 July to 18 November 1916. Following the world premiere performance at the East Neuk Festival on 2 July 2016, the Candover Valley Choir will be performing its own special version of ‘Memorial Ground’ working with the Royal British Legion to integrate the piece into the service as part of the prayers.

Pulitzer prize-winning composer, David Lang is a highly esteemed and performed composer writing today. His works are heard in concert halls and theatres around the world and also on film. ‘Memorial Ground’ was commissioned from him as part of the WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, 1418-NOW. This is a programme of extraordinary artistic experiences connecting people with the First World War.

Memorial Ground is co-commissioned by East Neuk Festival and 14-18 NOW: WWI Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, with the support of Creative Scotland.


Reflections – From Lent to Ascension

6:30pm, Sun 17th April 2016

Come and enjoy music from composers such as Durufle and Jenkins, Finzi and Chilcott, and more besides. The concert will follow the Christian year from early Lent to the Ascension of Christ, and should inspire reflection.
Tickets will be available from choir members or on the door, and will cost £10.


Choral Evensong in Wield

6:00pm, Sun 19th July 2015

Come and join the congregation of St James, Wield, as they celebrate nearly 900 years of worship in the beautiful Norman church.
This will be a full Book of Common Prayer Service, with all the trimmings.
The singing will be led by the Candover Valley Choir, and as well as pieces sung by just the choir, there will be plenty of lovely music for everyone to join in.
You will be most welcome at what will be an uplifting experience. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Summer Concert

7:00pm, Sun 28th June 2015

Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, plus music inspired by Shakespeare and Friends.
At St John’s Church, Northington.
Tickets Adult – £10, Students – £5, Under 12s – free
All to include a glass of wine or a soft drink.
Available from members of the choir, or call 07908 753066.

A concert not to be missed!Vivaldi Gloria Concert Poster


Music across the Centuries – “Towards the Light”

7:00pm, Sun 16th November 2014

The Candover Valley Choir, together with Vox Lucis, present a concert of music spanning five centuries.
A series of anthems and motets from early music to the present day, including works by Tallis, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bruckner Britten and Jenkins.
The venue will be St John’s Church, Northington.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for under 16s (to include refreshments)
Available from Chris Dyne 01962 732019, chris.dyne@

A donation from the proceeds will be made to St John’s organ appeal.

The last concert was a sell-out, so do book early!

Concert for Peace

6:30pm, Sun 13th April 2014

Lest we forget, and to commemorate the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, there is to be an exciting and moving concert, in aid of Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and the five benefice churches.

The Candover Valley Choir will be joined by the Grainger String Ensemble, and the programme will include Joseph Haydn’s Missa Brevis – Little Organ Mass and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace, together with War Poetry and Readings

Join us in St John’s Church Northington for this special evening.
Tickets, £10 to include interval refreshments from tel 07908 753066

Autumn Musical Soiree

7:30pm, Sat 19th October 2013

Join the members of the Candover Valley Choir and their friends and families for an evening of musical miscellany, to be held at Preston Candover Village Hall.

We plan to offer you nibbles or more, but please bring your own drinks and glasses.