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Press and Publicity 2019

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REVIEW OF GRANGE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT ON  SATURDAY 19th JANUARY 2019

The Grange Choral Society made a magnificent start to their 2019 programme with a stunning performance in Christchurch Priory of the Mozart Vespers, probably the most spectacular of his choral works. With a full choir of some 80 voices, and a superb accompaniment by the Ensemble OrQuesta, the whole evening was delightful and, in places, very moving. It had begun with the lesser-known Two Psalms by Holst accompanied also by Christopher Dowie at the Priory’s magnificent organ. In the Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart works the soloists Sarah Gilford (soprano), Laura Hocking (alto), Kieran White (tenor) and Felix Kemp (bass) brought colour and feeling to the music.

The range of the whole programme – from the early 1700s to the 20th century – provided the audience with a good mixture of musical style, sound and performance. We also delighted in duo performances by Sarah and Laura, also joined at one point by Kieran and Felix.

It appears that the priory had taken notice of comments made after last year's concerts that the orchestra was placed too close to the front rows of the audience. This was very successful, and should be continued.


The next concert will be “Opera Choruses” on Saturday 13th April.

DEREK BALDWIN

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Vice Presidents: David Ferns, Anita Hansen