March 24 saw the culmination of a lot of work as the Nottingham Bach Choir performed the whole of Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion in the beautiful setting of Southwell Minster. This 900 year old church was packed, for a performance in two halves, with a supper break to sustain choir and audience alike! I took a modest solo role as Pilate’s wife, and was pleased with the review in the Nottingham Evening Post which declared the cameo solo roles to be ‘characterful and confidently projected’.
Music practice is now primarily focused on the ‘We are the world’ concert due to take place at the end of April. A line-up of international musicians has been brought together to perform in the Edith Piaf Theatre in Bernay, Northern France.
I will get the opportunity to branch out and perform some jazz songs in the style of Ella Fitzgerald, as well as a classical spot. I am looking forward to a long weekend in Normandy with good company, sharing music, and plenty of good French food and wine!