The Oratorio Choir has continued to be engaged this term by our MD, David Wordsworth. His presentations and interviews have continued, and most recently we have been singing familiar repertoire under his baton.
David has continued his series of fascinating presentations on the history and performance of iconic choral works such as Haydn’s ‘Creation’ and Walton’s ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’ in addition to insightful composer interviews – most recently a most entertaining fireside chat with Bob Chilcott.
We have also begun singing accompanied by our regular repetiteur, Matthew Hough, and conducted by David, albeit sadly distanced by Zoom. We have revisited pieces from our repertoire including Mozart’s iconic ‘Requiem’ and Fauré’s beautiful ‘Requiem’, the latter following David’s presentation on the piece in May, and our performance at The Madeleine in Paris in 2010.
The programme for the remainder of the Autumn term is to include a presentation of the music of Vaughan Williams and singing uplifting choruses from Handel’s Messiah.