All Saints Singers Early Spring Concert
Updated: Mar 6, 2019
The singers as you never heard them!
All Saints Singers and Junior Singers of All Saints Church, Frindsbury were an absolute blast at Saturday night's concert (23rd Feb 2019), given under Nannette McAleer's wonderful directorship; together with David Moore's rousing and brilliant organ playing it all made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music making. The contents went way outside the choir's more familiar liturgical fare, and some of it was downright secular!
We supplied a generous mixture of treats for our eager audience and the highlights for me were Mr Sandman with its plaintive harmonies, the rousing spiritual Every Time I Feel the Spirit, and David Moore's sparkling delivery of Lefébure-Wély's Sortie in E flat for organ (what a fun piece!). We also sang Bohemian Rhapsody which, for me, turned out to be a surprisingly moving 'song' (if 'song' is the word); the lyrics seem strangely prophetic and behind the veneer of quasi-nonsense words there seems to be a real story. Maybe an account of a disastrous encounter with a man which had hellish consequences for the hero of the song. It also underlined for me what a loss Freddie Mercury is to the world of popular music and great song writing.
I have the great pleasure of singing with this choir as one of its regular members, a lively mixture of amateur, semi-pro and pro singers and musicians. Our main role is to sing at services at All Saints Church, Frindsbury. Maybe this was just the first of many more visits to the world of the secular for the All Saints Singers?
Stay tuned for more on the singers in a future blog!
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