Wonderful weather, fantastic food (many thanks to Ritchie from the Blade Bone for providing extravagant and delicious canapes), light and velvety wines plus an enthusiastic and animated audience.
How could this concert not be a success!
We started with a vocal arrangement of Barber’s Adagio bursting into O Fortuna from Carmina Burana. This was certainly a surprise and the faces of the audience showed rapt interest from then on.
We sang the first two movements of Vivaldi’s Gloria followed by Bach’s Lobet Den Herrn. The audience joined in with Jerusalem and then we had a bright, funny and somewhat disturbing rendition of Poisoning Pigeons in the park. Ave Maria by Jenkins was followed by a setting of Pi to 100 places which Daniel wrote.
Sarah Carley then stunned the audience with She Used to be Mine (available on You Tube as her husband filmed it from his mobile phone whilst holding a sleeping child!). Mozart’s Ave Verum and Dies Irae, Jenkins Laudamus Te and a rousing rendition of The Rhythm of Life (complete with audience participation) led to the audience and choir combining to sing Thine Be the Glory with a descant written by Daniel.
This blissful, fun filled, family friendly concert ended with You’ll Never Walk Alone which was then sung again as an encore!
We have to say that we have never heard an audience join in with such good voice and it was one of the most uplifting occasions ever!
From one of our usually quite harsh critics:
I feel compelled to email you about last Sunday’s performance by the Enharmonic Choir. The choir sang with such richness of tone and the SATB balance I felt was perfect – it was as if I were listening to the ultimate choir. I loved the variety of the evening too. So good to see that you’ve still got your magic and wicked sense of humour. Do let me know when your next concert is.
Thank you to everyone who helped raise £1500 for the Woolhampton Church Spire Fund.
We have just returned from our amazing choir tour in Jersey - we had a wonderful time performing Pro Patria in St Brelades Church and a very fun variety concert at St Lawrence's Parish Hall. ITV did a small interview and filmed our rehersal on the Friday in St Brelade's Church - see who you can spot!