The Occam Singers is a chamber choir based in Guildford that enjoys a reputation for high-calibre music making which reflects our love of choral singing, music and friendship.


Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

Haydn: Nelson Mass

Saturday 20th October 2018, 7.30pm
Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, High St, Guildford GU1 3RR

Tickets £15 on the door, pre-booked £12.50 (Students £7)

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Dona Nobis Pacem is as relevant today as when it premièred in 1936; an impassioned plea for peace in a war-torn world and a fitting tribute to all who have lost their lives in war. Composed at a time when the world was facing another terrible conflict, Vaughan Williams draws on Biblical text, the liturgy, the poetry of Walt Whitman and English orator John Bright to promote collective action and hope for peace.

Haydn’s Nelson Mass (or Mass for Troubled Times) was written at a time of intense fear and unrest in Europe. One of Haydn’s later works, this dramatic work conveys many emotions, from terror to joy.


We are proud to be supporting the work of South West Surrey Cruse Bereavement Care during 2018. The charity, founded in 1959, exists to help anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Support is offered one-to-one or in groups by trained volunteers, some of whom also work with children and young people. Cruse receives no statutory funding, and its services are free to clients, who number over 200 per year in the local area.