The All Saints’ Singers had a very successful concert on March 26th in All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay. We performed Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle – a piece that is neither little, being 85 minutes long, and not at all solemn! We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly singing such a wonderful piece of music. We were accompanied superbly by Shean Bowers on the harmonium and Malcolm Pearce on the piano. Our brilliant soloists were Hannah Fraser-Mackenzie (soprano), Clemmie Franks (alto), Dominic Bevan (tenor) and Michael Hickman (bass). We had many compliments and were very pleased with our performance.
Some of the choir enjoyed the Matrix Consort in the early part of the summer term, singing for a few weeks with Sebastian Thomson, while others had a little rest ready for the autumn singing.
The choir continues to grow, both in numbers and in confidence, as we stretch ourselves with more challenging choral pieces.
We meet together on Friday 8th September to start rehearsals for our Advent concert which will be held on 10th December in All Saints’ Church. We will be singing St. Nicholas Mass by Haydn, and Bob Chilcott’s piece “On Christmas Night”. As a break from our usual format we will be encouraging audience participation by interspersing the Chilcott pieces between more familiar Christmas carols. We hope as many as can will join us for this festive programme.