Following the sad news of the death of Her late Majesty, and looking at the emerging plans in London for the coming fortnight, and the protocol around national mourning, we have been considering whether to go ahead with our rehearsals on the next two Tuesdays (13th and 20th).
Our conclusion is that it would be both appropriate and possible to hold our rehearsal on the 13th so we will do so. As the State Funeral will be held on 19th September, we will be rehearsing on the 20th.
We will hold a one minute silence at the rehearsal on Tuesday.
Our first live concert since 2019
On Thursday, 18 November, we gave our first concert with a live audience since before the first Covid lockdown. We sang Fauré’s Requiem and two modern pieces by American composers.
Some audience reactions:
Really wonderful concert – thank you. Feet haven’t touched the ground today. – Louise
Enjoyed every minute of this concert.
It was the first time I’d heard the choir and I was impressed with the ensemble singing, diction (which was excellent), warmth of the sound, dynamic range and intonation.
Also that the choir could meet so many of the challenges of pitch and rhythm presented within the first two pieces and were able to sing the movement about the sparrows with such wit. – Sue
…nice to see the Whitehall Choir back and performing. .. it was a beautiful concert, and I loved the Runestad – Anon
What a wonderful concert! I loved the two new pieces and think your conductor is fantastic, so full of energy and enthusiasm, and I simply adore the Requiem. It is so beautiful and just seems to get
better every time I hear it. Hope you enjoyed singing it all as much as I enjoyed listening! – Anon