The Barnby Choir

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i Jul 15th No Comments by
Summer concert 2016

Our summer concert, on Saturday 21 May, attracted a large and enthusiastic audience to St Bartholomew’s Church in Wilmslow. The programme opened with Stanford’s rousing Songs of the Fleet, followed by Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from his opera, Prince Igor. These were followed after the interval by Elgar’s cantata The Music Makers, a work much loved by both Choir and audience. We were fortunate to have with us two outstanding soloists: baritone Alan Fairs, who sang the Stanford Songs with great bravura, and mezzo-soprano Maggie McDonald, whose deeply affecting singing in the Elgar delighted and moved everyone present. Our thanks to them and to our gifted and versatile accompanist Elin Rees, who provided both piano and organ accompaniment in the course of the evening.

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