Sunday 2nd April 2023
Doubtless they were stirred primarily by the power and beauty of the music itself, Bach’s undisputed choral masterpiece and arguably one of the greatest works in Western music. To perform such a piece requires a great deal of hard work from a dedicated team of musicians, and we were fortunate to have such wonderful professionals to collaborate with us. The highly regarded period instrument ensemble Charivari Agréable provided the authentic sounds of baroque strings, woodwind and natural brass, with their director Kah-Ming Ng on harpsichord and chamber organ.
Our stellar line-up of soloists amply demonstrated the wealth of talent available amongst the young singers in this country. Soprano Esther Mallett, who stepped in at short notice, is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Oxford, who has just returned from a season with Scottish Opera. Mezzo soprano Cathy Bell, who first delighted our audience in our
It was a privilege and a joy to take part in such a moving and memorable performance, both for those of us who had sung the work before and for those who had learnt the music for the first time for this concert. It has been a challenging term, but immensely rewarding. A huge ‘thank you’ to our MD Lee Dunleavy, as always, for all the energy, enthusiasm and hours of hard work he puts in to ensure that the choir give of their very best on the night.
Please see below for Clive Peacock's review of the concert in the Leamington Courier.Courier review (0.59Mb)
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