Joint Choral Concert

The annual Joint Choral Concert is an opportunity for our Senior Choir & A Cappella to collaborate with the Bishops Wordsworth Choir and perform with an orchestra of professionals, friends and students. This year we were lucky enough to sing at St. Mark's church, an ideal venue for our exciting programme.

Jointly, we sang Handel's joyful Zadok the Priest, Mozart's serene Ave Verum Corpus and Faure's famous Requiem, with soloist Iona MacDonald singing the Pie Jesu and Julian Poppleton the baritone solo.

The Bishops Choir sung The Lamb by John Tavener, a selection of characteristically performed folksongs, a Malawian Thanksgiving song and Joy to the World (Jeremiah was a Bullfrog), all of which we thoroughly enjoyed hearing.

Our A Cappella Choir sung a beautiful arrangement of A Nightingale Sang in Berkely Square and a Rutter madrigal arrangement It was a Lover and his Lass before the Senior Choir joined them in I will Sing with the Spirit, and emotive performances of Fields of Gold and You Raise Me Up.

We would like to thank everyone who helped organise the concert, the music staff of both Bishops and SWGS and the kind members of the orchestra who performed with us. The concert was an invaluable and very enjoyable experience and it was thrilling to see and hear well over 250 musicians performing to such a high standard and with such obvious enthusiasm.


Created: Thursday, May 14, 2009 | School News Page

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