Well, what a wonderful concert we all enjoyed yesterday evening!
All of those weeks slogging away at Rutter’s Gloria really paid off, and it was fabulous to hear the brass accompaniment as well as Colin’s superb organ playing. The opening Faure Requiem was so enjoyable (hopefully not too many s’s and t’s out of place!). Juliette’s Pie Jesu was a delight to listen to (as well as her fabulous Gloria solos) – I think we will probably hear her name again in the future.
I’m sure Butterworth’s Shropshire Lad wasn’t that well known to many of us, and Andrew Randall absolutely pulled it out of the hat last night at such short notice. It set the reflective tone of the second half of the concert beautifully so that we remembered ‘the lads in their hundreds that will never be old’ before bursting into the Gloria.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.
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