Archive for June, 2022

Rossini would have been proud

Thanks to the combined effort of many people, Bishopwearmouth Choral Society returned to providing full performances with a concert featuring Rossini’s ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’ on Saturday 18th June 2022. It was performed as close as possible to it’s original, but unusual, setting for voices, piano and harmonium and was a suitable way to mark the Society’s emergence from the chaos of Covid. Our first live audience for quite some time brought out the best in the choir after rehearsing under so many restrictions and they were well supported by a group of young but excellent soloists. The whole piece was dominated by the piano accompaniment, beautifully played on an instrument hired in to match the occasion.

The enthusiasm of the audience for the opportunity to enjoy live music was matched by the thrill of the choir being able to perform to them once again. Everyone now looks forward to the next opportunity.