March 2022

Haydn’s Creation in Bramhall

Our spring concert was held on Saturday 26 March in St Michael’s Church, Bramhall, and featured Haydn’s Creation as the main work, in which we were accompanied by Musica Nova, leader Anne Bass, with Graham Eccles on organ. As this was our first full concert since our 75th anniversary, which fell in the 2020/21 Season (sadly abandoned owing to COVID), we treated this as our anniversary concert and began by performing the premiere of the anthem, Let the Music Sound!, a setting of words by our Chairman Dave Tonks especially composed by our conductor Lloyd Buck to celebrate our 75 years of singing. It was a wonderful occasion, with a large and enthusiastic audience, and we received many messages of congratulation.

Our soloists were most complimentary. Bass Edmund Danon wrote, “It was a great concert. I really enjoyed working with Lloyd and the team. I’d love to come and sing for you all again.” Tenor Guy Withers commented: “It was a wonderful evening. Such a pleasure. Bravo Lloyd on your new piece as well!” And soprano Ellie Neate added: “We all agreed that it was the MOST lovely gig! It was brilliant to sing with the choir and orchestra, and everyone was so welcoming…”.

Members of the audience were equally positive:
“It was ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS and I send my congratulations to all who took part.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed the concert last night, especially the world premiere of Let the Music Sound! Congratulations to Lloyd and Dave, and, of course, the choir.”

Photos of the concert are available to view on our Gallery


Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening between September and May, from 8.00 to 10.00 pm at Wilmslow Methodist Church, Kings Court, 37 Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AR. For more information about joining the choir, please click here

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