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Another visit by this always excellent choir, under the direction of Gillian Dibden MBE. They followed their usual format of mixing solos and ensemble pieces in with full choir items, coping with the difficult logistics of moving a large number of performers in and out of our limited space!
Among the pieces for full choir, the opening Rejoice in the Lamb by Britten was excellent, and it was good to hear again Eric Whitaker's mesmeric Sleep, while My soul's been anchored in the Lord by Moses Hogan came close to bringing the house down! The soloists all performed with confidence and presence, Elisabeth Cullen setting the bar extremely high with Eric Thiman's I wandered lonely as a cloud so well done Sean Douglas, Sarah Johnson and Cormac Diamond for maintaining the high standard. And the ensemble pieces gave others in the choir their chance to shine or, indeed, to direct the performance.
This concert was in support of Christian Aid and we were able once again to send £750 to support the work of that charity. Big thanks to Gillian, to Neil Matthews for his brilliant accompaniment, and to all the young people.