News & Reviews
Faurè's Requiem on 4th May 2013
Our performance in Stokenham Church on 4th May of Faurè's
Requiem, together with three Psalm settings by John Rutter, 'A Psalm of
Praise' by the choir's musical director Alastair Durden, and two arias from
Mendelssohn's Elijah, drew a capacity audience who enjoyed the
uplifting music they heard. Our photos show the choir and orchestra in
rehearsal, and also our young soprano soloist, Frances Pope, who the Pie
Jesu so beautifully. Frances has completed her final year at
Kingsbridge Community College, where she sang in stage productions such as
“Oliver”, and “Les Misérables”, taking the part of Fantine. In addition she
plays the flute and piano to a high level. She is starting a university
course this autumn at Kings College, London.
Go to listen to the choir to hear
two excerpts from the performance.
The latest choral workshop studied Fauré's Requiem and a lovely
setting by John Rutter of Psalm 121: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the
'Come and Sing Messiah' was the subject of this year's
special 20th celebratory choral workshop, with a performance in the evening.
Mozart's Requiem was studied at last year's choral
workshop in Kingsbridge, with about 120 people attending.
Gounod's St Cecilia Mass was studied at this year's choral
workshop in Kingsbridge, with nearly 100 people attending.
February 2009: Lux Aeterna,
by the contemporary American composer Morten Lauridsen, was the subject of a choral workshop
held in Kingsbridge in February 2009, which attracted nearly 90 people.
There were many comments from the singers on the sheer beauty of the music.
The Choral Workshop in February 2009