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Taplow Girls Choir, 15th May 2016

A return visit by the always excellent Girls Choir under the direction of Gillian Dibden MBE.

 

We were packed again for this concert although happily just managed to squeeze everyone in!  The choral works in the programme included Lift thine eyes from Mendelssohn's Elijah, Percy Fletcher's arrangement of Follow me down to Carlow, Dowland's Come again! Sweet love, The peace of God by John Rutter and a fine setting of Psalm 150 by F Roy Bennett.  

 

We also had a number of vocal and instrumental solos, performed by Maria Nozdrina, Madeleine Martin, Alys Dally, Tallulah Halcox, Beth Wooller and Sophie Cooper.  Well done all of them!

 

The evening concluded with a (more or less) world premiere.  Some years ago a tercentenary anthem was written for Christ Church, with music by Margaret Denby setting words from the book of Haggai.  Gillian Dibden explained that the girls had not had long to look at this but that they would sing it as a "work in progress" - and it was certainly progressing very well indeed!  So many thanks to Gillian and the choir for this special performance.

 

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