This term we return to classical repertoire, but for the first time we will be joined for our autumn concert on 30th November by a brass ensemble, we will perform John Rutter’s “Gloria”, Schutz’ “Jubilate”, Will Todd’s “The Call of Wisdom” and Bruckner motets. This is music that is in turn exciting, lively, and sonorous. Rehearsals are well under way and already, a lovely sound is emerging. With brass, percussion and organ accompaniment, this will be a concert not to be missed.
Our new format summer concert was a lovely event. Instead of the lunchtime barbecue of recent years, this was an evening cabaret with food and wine. The village hall was decorated and laid out to provide a jazz club atmosphere and as always, choir members provided excellent refreshments, this time in the form of a cheese ploughman’s and fresh strawberries and cream.
Music from Cabaret, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof and other favourites was enjoyed by both the choir and the audience and this time we were supported and accompanied by an excellent saxophone quartet.
Our autumn / winter concert this year will be “Jubilate”, on 30th November in St James’ Church, Nayland. We will be joined by a brass ensemble to perform music for choir and brass by composers ranging from the 17th century (Heinrich Schutz’ Psalm 100) to the present day, including the Gloria by John Rutter. Along the way we will add in motets by Bruckner and others, and music for brass.