Monthly Archives: October 2015

Review: Rachmaninov’s Vespers concert on 24 October 2015 by Fiona Alsop

Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil (Vespers) is one of the most exquisite sacred works for unaccompanied voices. Written a century ago against a backdrop of the First World War and Bolshevik revolution, the deep serenity of this piece comes from the traditional Orthodox chants on which nine of the 15 movements are based. It is incredibly… [Read More]

Karen Kingsley to play at our October concert

At our 24 October concert piano soloist Karen Kingsley is playing some preludes by Rachmaninov. Here is a bit more about Karen. Karen gained her GRSM and LRAM diplomas in piano and piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded several prizes and commendations. Whilst at the Academy she performed Gershwin’s… [Read More]

Renaissance Choir participate in “The Dream of Gerontius” on 14 November

The Southampton Choral Society with Southern Pro Musica and guest conductor Brian Kay will perform of Elgar’s glorious oratorio, The Dream of Gerontius in Winchester Cathedral at 19.30 on Saturday 14 November. Members of the Renaissance Choir will be providing the semi-chorus. Mezzo-soprano: Diana Moore Tenor: James Oxley Bass: Quentin Hayes Condusctor: Brian Kay Brian Kay is… [Read More]