Along with our accompanist Sara Wilander on piano, we were joined this time by guest musicians
· Grace Farrell, Soprano
· Jody Smith, Violin
· Beth Bellis, Violin
· Victoria Strudwick, Viola
· Katy Nagle, Cello
Accompanied by the strings, we opened the first half with two classical choral pieces, Magnificat by Durante (attributed Pergolesi), followed by Kyrie Eleison from Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, with Grace singing the solo part.
Both choir and audience were enchanted by one of Sara’s young students, Joshua Cotterill, giving an accomplished performance of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B Flat Major BMV 866, on the piano.
Next, Grace sang pieces by Handel and Faure and then joined us in singing Come to Me by one of our favourite composers, Dan Forrest.
To close the first half, we were accompanied by the strings again in singing Gloria and Cum Sancto Spiritu from Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major.