Our Easter concerts provided a feast of music with an Easter flavour with the main feature of the programme being “The Little Organ Mass” by Haydn with the amazing accompaniment of the Meole Brace Mini Orchestra and our pianist Steve Roberts.
Our programme also included “All in an April Evening”, “Dona Nobis Pacem” and “Ave Verum Corpus”. By request, our conductor, John Bowen also sang lovely renditions of solo pieces by Peter Warlock. Choir members Ann, Annette and Joy beautifully performed solo pieces from Stabat Mater.
Our first concert, on Palm Sunday afternoon, 25 March, was held by kind invitation of St Mary’s Church Melverley (a half timbered, 15th century gem). We sang to a full church, with funds raised going to the church.
Our second concert, given on the evening of Tuesday 27 March at Christ Church Oxon, was again to a full church, raised funds for the church. The well-supported raffle for our chosen charity – Shropshire Blood Bikes – raised £164.
Our Summer Concert will be held in Montford Parish Hall on the evening of Tuesday 10 July. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Choir Secretary Julie Pocock 01743 850088.