70th anniversary concert, Berwick Guildhall
OUR LATEST CONCERT
Our spring concert of works by Beethoven and Gounod took place on Saturday 9th April 2022 in Berwick Parish Church.
It was a delight finally to be accompanied again by the Berwick Arts Orchestra and to be joined by four talented soloists.
The choir rose to the challenge of two difficult choral works and the evening was much enjoyed by performers and audience alike.
Our next concert will be on Saturday 10th December in Berwick Parish Church. Details of the programme will follow shortly.
Mendelssohn's Elijah, Berwick Parish Church, January 2019
Guest Soprano Catherine Hadshar
NOVEMBER 2O21 CONCERT
We are delighted that our postponed performance of Messiah took place on Saturday 6th November 2021 in Berwick Parish Church.
It was a wonderful occasion where we were pleased to welcome some visiting singers and to appreciate the excellent performances of our soloists.
The organ accompaniment was most ably provided by Robert Gower, organist and choir master at the church and our rehearsal accompanist.
It was a joy finally to perform to an in-person audience who were very appreciative.
DECEMBER 2019 CONCERT
This concert took place on Saturday 7th December 2019 in Berwick Parish Church when the choir gave a joyous rendition of the Vivaldi Gloria and Schubert’s Mass No 5 in Ab D678.
Our fabulous soloists were Karina Bligh - soprano, Tamsin Davidson - mezzo soprano, Matthew McKinney – tenor and James Letham- bass and we were accompanied by a brilliant orchestra of 25 players including three horns, two trombones, a trumpet and timps!
The concert was much appreciated by the audience as well as hugely enjoyed by the choir.
MAY 2019 CONCERT
On Saturday 18th May 2019 in Berwick Parish Church the choir performed the very moving Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, Requiem Canticorum by James Whitbourn, a work written in 2010 with organ and saxophone solo accompaniment, and the Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré.
Our soloists were Tamsin Davidson - mezzo soprano, and Liam McNally - baritone.
We were accompanied by Joseph Beech on organ and Sam Lord on saxophone. In addition to the choral works Sam and Joseph dazzled us all with music by Saint-Saëns, Madeline Dring and Albinoni.
The concert was a great success and the audience was very appreciative.