The Junior Girls’ sets, under Catherine Watts, included items from Bob Chilcott and Kenneth Simpson along with the popular Tomorrow shall be my dancing day.
basic skills and competence, as well as recognition of the benefits of hard work. This training is reflected in the high level of ‘flow-through’ to the main choir following the June auditions.
All three groups offered varied programmes, with some quite demanding pieces for the Junior Girls especially. Confidence and enjoyment grew visibly, particularly in Shelagh Harris’ outstanding Training Choir who performed five items on the night, including Caribbean Carol and a piece by Peter Warlock.
The programme for the Boys’ Choir, directed by David Victor-Smith, was notable for some beautifully clear sound and diction and incorporated carols from John Rutter, Venezuela and Austria.
Entry to the Junior Boys and Girls Choirs is normally by audition in June, but a call to 01252 717173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org will clarify today’s position. The Training Choir is open access - email to find out more.