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Bach Magnificat in E flat

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This very ambitious concert featured the full Magnificat in five parts, including the four Lauds in both German and Latin.

The concert was opened by Toccata and Fugue in D minor by JS Bach, played on the organ by William Thallon. This free and rhapsodic piece from the 17th Century featured arpeggios and fast-moving semiquavers followed by a more sudious and strict fugue.

The men performed Veni, Veni, Emmanuel written by our very own Claire Radd. Claire had rehearsed the men for this and the Magnificat.

The choir performed two Rutter compositions: The Lord Bless You and Keep You, and Candlelight Carol.

Our soloist Vicki Roberts sang The Annunciation, an original piece by Jon, our Musical Director which he wrote for advent in 1978 for student voices at the catholic school at which he was teaching at the time.

Local musicians Simone Reid, Michelle Koster and Mary Perry played the Concerto for two recorders and flute in G by J Groneman.

An ambitious concert of music ancient and modern which we were delighted to perform to a large audience in All Saints Church, Wellingborough.

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