The Isle Choral Society meets every Monday evening during term-time in the Imperial Hall, Chapel Street, Epworth. Rehearsals are from 7.15 pm until 9.15 pm.
We aim to produce at least three Concerts per year, with dates arranged near Easter, mid-summer and near Christmas. In addition we are developing links with local choirs and schools. We often host USA choirs with Wesley connections on their tours in joint concerts.
The Easter Concert is often our major performance of the year.
The Summer Concert is of a lighter nature and often includes music from musical theatre.
Musical Director Maurice Davies
Maurice Davies studied music at Reading University where he was taught piano by Ronald Lumsden. He holds the LRSM and LTCL (distinction) diplomas in piano performance. He is busy as pianist and piano teacher in schools and colleges and teaches piano privately.
He is Musical Director of the Isle Choral Singers and is involved as composer, pianist and singer with the Isle Chamber Choir. He is a regular performer at the Allegro Appassionato concert series in Louth where he has promoted outstanding young people and also given solo recitals.
He has written much woodwind music including a Flute Sonata, a Clarinet Fantasia and the piece he is proudest of, his Alto Saxophone Sonata. He has also written solo piano music, piano duets, an Organ Sonata and choral music. A revival of his choral piece The Promise saw it taken up by five choirs. In 2019 he received a commission to write a choral piece, A Song For Brigg. This was due to be premiered in March 2020, hopefully this will take place in 2022.
During the lockdowns he wrote a series of pieces for two outstanding brass students, all of which he has got published, and over 50 short piano pieces all of which he performed online.