Milton Abbey's first Choral Society concert huge success.
Sunday evening saw the first Milton Abbey Choral Society concert performed in the school's atmospheric Abbey church.
Sunday evening saw the first Milton Abbey Choral Society concert performed in the school’s atmospheric Abbey church. Attended by over two hundred guests, the Choral Society accompanied by the Milton Abbey Orchestra performed an exquisite rendition of Gabriel Faur�’s Requiem, together with his Cantique de Jean Racine and Brahms’ Geistliches Lied.
The Milton Abbey Choral Society was supported by the ‘Serlo Consort’. The London based professional chamber choir performed a number of additional items during the concert, including Gregorio Allegri’s ‘Miserere’ with plainsong verses sung by the Milton Abbey Plainsong Choir. The Milton Abbey School Orchestra, with notable trumpet performance from Middle Sixth pupil, Jonathan Ellis was buoyed with a professional orchestra.
Building upon the huge success of the concert, the Milton Abbey Choral Society will begin rehearsing its next concert, ‘Last Night of the Proms’ – a Diamond Jubilee Celebration Concert on Tuesday evenings (7.30pm until 9.00pm) after the Easter break. Open Membership is free for all, open to everybody, no audition is required, simply a love for choral music. If you are interested in joining the Choral Society please contact Director of Music, David McKee (firstname.lastname@example.org) giving your contact details and voice part.
The ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert will be performed on Sunday, 24th June at 7.30pm at Milton Abbey and will feature Tchaikovsky ‘1812 Overture’, Parry ‘I was Glad’ and in the second half Elgar ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ (Land of Hope and Glory), Holst ‘Jupiter’ (I vow to Thee my Country) as well as other traditional Music from the British Isles. Tickets cost �12.50, or �10 in advance from email@example.com.