Our Summer Concert got off to a fast and furious start with the Samba Band filling the Large with their rendition of the Samba Battacuda, ably led by Duncan Burton. Not to be outdone, the Jazz Band treated their audience to Miles Davis’ classic Milestones.
Meanwhile, our Harmony Choir beautifully contributed the songs Something Inside so Strong and Out of Reach. It is exciting that a committed group such as this should progress so far in a relatively short period. Their talent and enthusiasm for the music is clear.
Out of the wide selection of performances, Ben Glassberg’s interpretation of the Rain Drop Prelude by Chopin should be noted for its maturity and sense of passion.
The second half featured Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, accompanied by cello and organ and performed in the striking atmosphere of the Chapel. This piece requires technical assurance as well as sensitive musicality, and our Choir did not disappoint. With fine chorus singing, Hannah Luder, Chanel Huang, Katie Bobroff and Katie Woodrow were free to soar as soloists.
Full credit must go to Music Director, Richard Allain, for his tireless enthusiasm in nurturing the Choir and for making the most of their diverse talents.