Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Priory Singers Concert

On Saturday we gave our Midsummer Concert in the parish church at Anstey, near Buntingford in Herts. The tiny church was pretty full, which is always gratifying. The programme was mostly stuff we know quite well (you can see it here) but we still managed to be a little flaky in the first 3 pieces. For those, we'd spread ourselves all round the church, and realistically, we couldn't actually hear properly, so some of the timing left a little to be desired.

Once reassembled into a normal arrangement, we got it together properly. Highs for me were O Magnum Mysterium by Lauridsen, the 3 Shakespeare pieces (Who is Sylvia? etc) and the Finzi, My spirit sang all day, which I don't think we've ever done better. It had such zing, it really left me feeling fired up!

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