Mozart Requiem Come and Sing enjoyed!
On Saturday 8th April Basildon Choral hosted 45 guests in a Come and Sing performance of the wonderful Mozart Requiem. The choir was joined by a superb orchestra – Sinfonia da Chiesa – and four magnificent soloists Lesley Ann Rogers (soprano), Susan Marrs (alto), Jon English (tenor) and Doug Rice-Bowen (baritone).
Members of the audience praised the quality and power of the 100 strong choir in the excellent acoustic of St Martin’s Church, in Basildon town centre. In the first half of the this all Mozart programme, the orchestra played Eine kleine Nachtmusik and his much loved Clarinet Concerto, with soloist Peter Cigleris, the choir contributing the Ave Verum.
Next for the choir is another opportunity for singers to get together. Basildon Choral are joining members of other choirs to form Sussex Festival Choir in a large scale performance with orchestra of Verdi’s Requiem at Arundel Cathedral on Sunday 23rd July. If you are interested you will be very welcome to join us for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, excluding 19th April at 7.45pm until 9.45pm at Langdon Hills Methodist Church, SS16 6EX.