Monday, 25 March 2013

Easter concerts

Last night my choir the Darwin Chorale gave our Easter Concert. The Darwin Youth Choir performed some pieces during the concert as well.

There are so many things happening in our community at Easter that for the last few years we have given our Easter performance on Palm Sunday. This suits the performers and the audience much better.

The concert was held in Christchurch cathedral and we had a good sized and appreciative audience.

The sounds really reverberate in the cathedral and we took advantage of this. We had musicians playing trombone, trumpet, and French horn. Wow! Bounce that off the walls! Other musicians played the flute, violin, piano and organ. The sounds were fabulous.

We really enjoyed singing two North American spirituals, Ain't No Rock Gonna Shout For Me and My Good Lord's Done Been Here. Most of the pieces were from contemporary composers which seemed to bring a fresh influence. I like Jenkins's version of Pie Jesu the best.

This you tube clip is not us, but it showcases Pie Jesu nicely. It sounds this good no matter who sings it.

1 comment:

  1. That was lovely - it must be wonderful to a part of such a creative group. You seem to play quite a variation!


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