Monday 27th May at 7.30pm
St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, EH41 4BZ
Tickets will be available in early to mid April.
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Our Summer concert this year, The Italian Collection, will feature glorious choral music from the Italian Baroque including:
Gloria in D major (RV589) by Antonio Vivaldi
Stabat Mater by Antonio Caldara
and music by Gabrieli, Banchieri and others.
Christmas Starts with the Garleton Singers
The concert presented by the Garleton Singers and their director Stephen Doughty had it all: rousing carols, satirical poems, solo works for organ performed ably by their accompanist Caroline Cradock, and of course, polished performances of choral works old and new. The concert started with beautiful stillness: the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City, sung by soprano Katie Hamilton. Thus began a whistle stop tour of festivity, aptly weaved together through explanation and anecdote by the choir’s director. Although slightly caught off by pacing in Today the Virgin by Tavener, they quickly got into their stride. Christmas Day by Holst provided a distinct solo part to each of the different voice types, to which members of the choir rose admirably. The choir were at their most captivating in the slow movement of a lesser-known piece - Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra) by Daniel Pinkham. Warned prior that the relatively unknown music would “drive the audience from the church” the intricate chromatic suspensions instead drew them in, creating an ethereal atmosphere. But then we were off again, onwards towards The twelve days of Christmas before a joyous O Come all ye Faithful closed the concert. As chairman Peter Parish stated in his programme note, Christmas really did start tonight.