We were delighted again to have one of the excellent Taplow Choirs perform for our Christian Aid fundraiser, and this year it was the turn of the Girls' Choir.
Gillian Dibden MBE being absent, they were directed by Philip Viveash, with Neil Matthews doing his usual sterling service at the piano.
As in previous concerts, the girls performed items for full choir but also a number of solos and pieces for smaller ensemble. Linden Lea, the Silver Swan and An die Musik all made what might be called their usual appearances, and the soloists all did really well in what must be quite nerve-racking proximity to the audience! I particularly enjoyed Anna Shanu-Wilson's Sonntag by Brahms, and Tallulah Halcox gave us a spirited Summertime by Gershwin. The choir brought this short evening to a close with an exceptionally well-drilled Deo Gracias by Britten and Carly Simon's Let the River Run.
Once again we raised over seven hundred pounds for Christian Aid: many thanks to the choir, its leaders, and a capacity audience!
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