Come and Sing,
Following our three very successful Come and Sing events in the beautiful Cathedral of the Peak, we held our latest Come and Sing day on Saturday 18 April 2015, when our chosen work was the Mozart Requiem, K.626. The University of Sheffield Chamber Orchestra with their conductor Tim Shephard accompanied us. A full video of the actual performance can be played to the right (via Youtube).
Everyone greatly enjoyed working with and, particularly, listening to, our soloists:
Ella Taylor (Soprano) - if you want to hear more of her, she's singing at the Bradfield Festival on 22 June.
Keren Hadas (Mezzo-Soprano) - currently in her third year of study at Sheffield, she can also be heard as part of Radio 3's Royal College of Music Chamber Choir.
Stewart Campbell (Tenor) - in addition to his regular concert engagements, radio broadcasts and recordings, he is Concerts Director at the University of Sheffield.
Andrew Randall (Barritone) - from Bamford, Andrew is currently studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire and as choral scholar at St Phillip's Cathedral in the City.
We were very fortunate that the Head of the Music Department at the University of Sheffield, Professor Simon Keefe, an acknowledged expert on Mozart's music, could give a talk on "Mozart’s Requiem and its Legends".
An additional treat for participants and audience was the Mozart Oboe Concerto, with soloist Manuel Perez Estelles.
Our previous Come and Sing days had attracted nearly a hundred voices made up of both experienced singers and very many who are new to singing. This year we brought together around 150 voices to create a wonderful day and marvellous performance. Have a look at the photos below, to get an idea of how much everyone enjoyed the day.
If you would like information about future Come and Sing events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you a year of enjoyable singing and listening,