Threefold Joy

The church was full, the choir members of the three choirs themselves numbered over 100 and what an uplifting sound. Bring Him Home was the finale piece and with some very clever rearrangement by Nicky the MD of Sonara the ladies’ and men’s voices blended beautifully.
Our Mansfield choir was the smallest in number on stage but we no doubt punched above our weight with fabulous renditions of Kwmbayah and African Trilogy. Super diction, particularly in Soldiers’ Chorus, dynamics and stage management afforded us a most professional presentation.
Radcliffe on Trent choir staged a massive choir following their extremely successful recruitment campaign conducted this year under the title “Men United in Song” For me their best item was Crossing the Bar and it was great to see their newer members enthusiastically giving of their best. Sonara provided a beautiful contrast with their soprano and alto voices and haunted us with their performances of Kyria and Adiemus. The gospel version of Hail Holy Queen concluded their super contribution to the concert. The church infrastructure is a 1960s delight with superb stained glass and artistically designed concrete and wood used as the building materials. The acoustics are one of the best in the area. So, a super building with three choirs – it was indeed Threefold Joy.

3 thoughts on “Threefold Joy

  1. Eileen Lawrence Reply

    I thought you were brilliant last night. It was lovely to see the confidence of you all, in comparatively small numbers, singing difficult, unaccompanied songs perfectly. Not many choirs do that! The sound was glorious and we could all hear every word of everything you sang.

  2. Phil Millns Reply

    Great night, the choir stood out in all aspects, everyone should be proud of themselves for each contribution to another great concert.

  3. Geoff Hursthouse Reply

    Thoroughly enjoyed last nights concert. The contrasts provided by the three choirs were great. Good acoustics.

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