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Our Christmas Concert is on Saturday 10 December at 7.00 pm in St John's Church, Harleston. Come and join us - we're singing Vivaldi's Gloria, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, 'The Shepherds' Farewell' from Berlioz' 'L'Enfance du Christ', Franck's Panis Angelicus, and carols (some with audience participation), with professional soloists and orchestra. Tickets £10 (accompanied children free) from choir members, Harleston Information Plus, and on the door on the night.
Our Spring Term begins on Monday 9 January 2017, at 7.00 pm for collection of subs. We'll be singing Mozart's Requiem and works by Haydn and Handel, in preparation for our Summer Concert on 17 June 2017. Do come and sing with us: we welcome everyone - especially Tenors ! - whether experienced singers or not, and although it's an advantage to be able to read music, it's not essential. There are no auditions, and music is provided free. Subs are currently £35 per term (some concessions are available). Further information on the HCS website www.harlestonchoralsoc.org.uk or from Jo Curry on 01986 875494, firstname.lastname@example.org
St John Passion at St John’s
Review of our most recent concert on 18th June this year.
St. John Passion
Harleston Choral Society
Bach’s work of small-bite recitatives needs an adroit juxtaposition of conductor, choir, soloists and orchestra.
Under Christopher Bracewell’s direction you knew this would succeed as the opening chorus met the surge of the orchestra.
Waves of ecstatic sound, whether measured, lively, meditative, declamatory, contrite or hymn-like filled St. John’s Church.
Tenor Michael Hart-Davies’ crystal clarity of delivery proved ideal for telling the crucifixion story and for the more expressive Airs.
Sri Lankan born, and now British citizen, Dhilan Gnanadurai, again brought his darkly passionate bass voice to the dramas of Calvary.
Contralto Catherine Denley’s singing had a loving quality, if a little underpowered; and there were some soaring-rafter moments from Soprano Siona Stockel.
Mature and mellow, the orchestra, led by Miles Golding, was a bedrock of excellence. Special mentions for the oboe, cor anglais and bassoon playing of Emma Penfold, Kim Haan and Mark Sharp.
Affiliated with Making Music
Registered Charity 1094515.
Patron: Nathaniel Gee.