As the choir anticipates its return in September 2022, we will be planning for our first Christmas concert since 2019!
The Music Makers
Our conductor, Philip Rossiter, has written a most interesting piece about Elgar's famous choral work, The Music Makers. Philip sets the scene wonderfully, and clearly illustrates why he very much appreciates Elgar’s compositions, this work in particular.
A copy of Philip’s critique is linked below to download, alongside the words of the libretto taken from a poem by Arthur O’Shaughnessy. You can also find a link to a YouTube recording featuring Adrian Boult, conductor, and Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano.
Documents for Download
Follow this link to the YouTube recording of The Music Makers:
You can also click the link below if you wish to discover further critiques of The Music Makers Ode:
Christmas Programme - December 2020
Our conductor, Philip Rossiter, kindly put together a wonderful programme of music to enjoy in lieu of our usual Christmas concert. Click on the link below to access the document, which contains links to relevant YouTube recordings. We invited our choir members to enjoy these pieces and have a socially distanced sing-along at home!