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‘Since singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing.’  William Byrd

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Lutterworth and District Choral Society Registered Charity number 1048089


The centrepiece of the Lutterworth and District Choral Society's March concert was Haydn’s grand choral work, Harmonimesse.  The singers tackled this challenging music with enthusisam, inder the energetic direction of Alan Barraclough.  Four excellent soloists, Georgia Katsiroumpa (soprano), Avalon Summerfield (alto), Derek Nurse (tenor) and Andrew Ashwin (baritone) brought the music to life in the solo passages and complemented the choir well, while John Gull provided lively accompaniment at the organ.  Overall, it was an exciting performance: the audience seemed particularly gripped by the rousing finale at the end of the Agnus Dei!


 


19th Century Sacred and Secular Music

28 March 2015


In the second half, we were treated to a selection of opera choruses, all popular popular favourites and clearly enjoyed by the audience.  The varied combination of choral and solo items, as well as a spirited rendition of Bizet’s Habenera by additional soloist Karen Wilson de Roze with choral accompaniment, made for a delightful range of musical contrasts.  Undoubtedly a highlight of the evening was Andrew Ashwin’s magnificent rendition of the ‘Toreador Song’ which was met with rapturous applause. Altogether it was a most enjoyable musical evening.

Roxanne Summerfield