It is the end of the 2018/19 season and we brought it to a close with an epic production of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius. In a LICS production we joined with the Leeds Festival Chorus and St Peter’s Singers on an extremely hot day to perform this very moving work. Simon Wright led us and the Hallé orchestra with precision.
As one reviewer put it: “The massed choirs responded to Wright’s dynamism with blistering needle point attack, whether as Souls in Purgatory, Anglicals, or the ferocious chorus of Demons. Praise to the Holiest In the Height burst into an incandescent cry of exultation from choirs and orchestra, beefed up by the sonorities of the Town Hall’s mighty organ played by Darius Battiwalla”
Audience members commented that the “Praise” brought tingles and joy. Well done Joe to lead us to this wonderful concert at the end of your first year.