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Harpenden Choral Society Concert 14th June 2014

Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini was performed by Harpenden Choral Society on Saturday evening in St Nicholas Church Harpenden. The choir sang admirably throughout and managed to cope with the rather dry acoustic of the building.  I was particularly impressed by their broad dynamic range, and largely clear diction. They negotiated their way around many florid fugal passages with panache. The choir has much to be proud of for their enthusiasm and energetic input.  Gloria was spirited and exciting, especially Cum Sancto Spiritu, and dynamic contrasts in Credo were excellent.

Supported by four superb soloists, Jeni Burn soprano, Kristin Finnigan alto, Thomas Raskin tenor and Callum Thorpe bass, there was little doubt that this was to be a secure performance from these experienced singers.

Although Rossini wrote the work for a small ensemble with Piano and Harmonium accompaniment, he later orchestrated it before others got the chance to do so. Vivien Powles pianist, accompanied with aplomb. The piano could have been more finely tuned. Alexander Binns harmonium and organ excelled in his performance of Preludio Religioso. It was unfortunate that the harmonium lacked power and was barely audible.

John Andrews conducted with his usual erudition.   All in all, a most enjoyable evening.

NEIL BUICK Herts Advertiser June 2014

The winner of our questionnaire prize draw, for two tickets to our next concert on Saturday 22nd of November ‘On The Eve of War’, is

Many congratulations.  Tickets will be in the post nearer the time.

Tuesday 9th September 2014
Open Rehearsal
8pm to 10pm

We are always looking for new members so if you would like to experience singing in a choral society come and join us, without obligation, at our
Open Rehearsal.  If you enjoy it why not sign up.

Membership details can be found HERE

Harpenden Choral Society
United Reformed Church Hall, Vaughan Road, Harpenden

Music and Refreshments will be provided

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Harpenden Choral Society
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President: Hon. Alderman Chris Oxley