Gloriana - a concert of music old and new

Considering the heat and the fact that England had beaten Sweden at football during the afternoon, we were delighted to see those who joined us on July 7th at 7.30pm in St, Michael and All Angels Church for a concert of twentieth century music sung by the choir and performances of Gabrielli and Bach by South West Brass. A real feast of old and new!
The programme included Stravinsky's Mass, Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, Jonathan Dove's Seek Him That Maketh The Seven Stars and Britten's Choral Dances from Gloriana, as well as some Spirituals and Mother of God, Here I stand, by John Tavener.

For some folk, this was a programme of challenging and not always lovable music but the choir performed admirably and the concert was enjoyed by all. The Brass Group and the solo trombonist were very well received and their part of the concert was a very good foil to the twentieth century music sung by the choir.

We are now looking forward to next term when we will be singing in St Martin in the Fields on 30th September and in St Michael and All Angels on 15th December. New members of the choir are very welcome.