On Saturday 15th November, South Somerset Choral Society performed an evening of music by renowned French composers to an enthusiastic audience at St.Mary’s Church in Chard.
Accompanied by an orchestra and four soloists, the choir of almost 100 choristers under the baton of Director Tim Donaldson gave a memorable performance of works by Gounod, Faure and Franck. The music was chosen to reflect the mood of remembrance on the centenary of the start of the Great War.
Wayne Bennett, Director of Dillington House, commented…
“St.Mary’s was packed to the gunwhales for a night of great music on Saturday as South Somerset Choral Society, not known for their lack of ambition, tackled one of the big beasts of French choral music – Gounod’s Messe Solemnelle de Sainte Cecile. Later in the programme the choir gave of their very best in the In Paradisum section of Faure’s Requiem – it was utterly beautiful singing.
“Once again, South Somerset Choral Society has shown what can be achieved locally, for which they should all be congratulated. Above all, Tim Donaldson has really got the measure of his choir, and it’s beginning to show.”
Photo shows some of the choir on the steps of Barrington House with Director Tim Donaldson.
The photo is by Tris Pinkney.
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