The escalating effects of the Coronavirus pan-epidemic means that regrettably, we have had to postpone our Easter Concert (29/30 March) – this is particularly disappointing in view of the effort you have put in to bring it within reach for the performance. We will reschedule The Seasons later in the year into an existing slot.
How much else will require a reschedule is unclear, but this is a changing scene and we will give regular updates. We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as is possible.
Our Christmas Concert in the Great Hall was a lovely way to start the lead up to Christmas! We immersed ourselves in Mozart, Elgar, Bach, Handel and favourite carols for everyone to sing. The woodwind excelled themselves in the orchestral pieces and the choir enjoyed singing the choruses from the Messiah, and Christmas Oratorio.
The audience were as generous as ever with donations towards the Barts Cancer Unit, and everyone enjoyed both singing the carols and the wine and mince pies in the interval! A lovely evening all round, with the Great Hall full of Christmas Joy and a beautiful twinkling Christmas tree! Thanks to our faithful followers – it was good to see both friends and newcomers!
The choir starts again on Friday 10th January 2020 at 7.00 pm, rehearsing The Seasons by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – one of the last great movements that he wrote, based on the poem by James Thomson (1700-1748). This secular oratorio is written for soloists, choir and orchestra.
If you would like to sing with us, please do get in touch via this link to our Contact Us page. We welcome new members and would love to hear from you.
In the meantime, we wish you the very best for the festive season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.