Archive | March 2012

Nottingham Bach Choir – St Matthew’s Passion

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!

March, 2012 – The Normandy Singers

17 March – I took part in a performance at the small Elizabethan church of All Saints at Risley as part of the ‘Normandy Singers’, a group of professional and semi-professional singers who have attended the Advanced Performance workshops run each summer in France by the Lynne Wayman Voice Centre. It was a varied programme from Gluck to Madonna, and I had the chance to sing a Handel duet, Eternal Source of light divine’, with an excellent trumpeter. I also took part in ‘Soave il vento’, a trio from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. At the bottom of the page is a Youtube video from the concert. I apologise now for the quality of the production, it was taken by my fiancé with a hand-held camcorder!