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BCS - Concert Review
BCS Next Concert

Concert
Review

7.30pm
29 June 2013

St Swithin's Church, Walcot, Bath

Summer 2013, © Peter Bradshaw

Extracts from the Bath Chronicle review of our Summer 2013 concert:

...Kerry Andrew's Rhymes and Charms for Fly-Away Things is a blithe, bouncy buoyant blend of flying creatures, stylishly written, all four voices effectively illustrating the lively words, which came over very clearly.

RVW's Mass in G Minor is a masterpiece in miniature, yet it has a major impact by exploring musical relationships in a quite different way. The eight-part writing is absolutely sumptuous and the soloists from Wells were quite excellent: Marie Macklin (soprano), Stephen Harvey (alto), Mark Hounsell (tenor), and Chris Sheldrake (bass). The choir sounded as though, they too, understood and were totally engaged with the piece and it had an intensity which was very impressive.

After the interval, Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine is a favourite for every choir, the men's voices mellow in the introduction and the piano accompaniment sympathetically played by Nicholas Thorne. Then a most appealing trio of settings of the Ave Maria: all different, from the romantic harmony of Rachmaninov, the more introspective serious Stravinsky and Britten's Hymn to the Virgin, gorgeous, yet calm and restrained, with the four soloists at the back of the church, giving exactly the right antiphonal response. Elgar's From the Bavarian Highlands are great fun, setting Alice Elgar's words in an exuberant, extrovert series of six songs, full of vim and vigour.

We all thoroughly enjoyed Will Dawes' absorbing programme planning, his informative comments and his ability to produce a fine sound from this choir: I think the choir enjoyed it too.

Bath Chronicle, 4 July 2013


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