Friday, 20 October 2017

Songs of Solomon aid disabled horse riders

A CONCERT at St Mary’s Church has raised almost £5,000 for Wyfold Group Riding for the Disabled.

A CONCERT at St Mary’s Church has raised almost £5,000 for Wyfold Group Riding for the Disabled.

The Aliquando Chamber Choir staged Handel’s

Solomon
at the Hart Street venue on November 14 — generating an impressive £4,700 in the process.

Musical director Anne Evans told the

Henley Standard
the event had been a success artistically as well as financially.



She said: “The choir came over extremely well and sang Handel’s wonderful double choruses with great assurance and flair with attention to the dynamics of the music and story.

“The string orchestra added to the overall enjoyment, with the sensitive continuo support provided by Paul Cox, cello and harpisichord — [pianist] Anita D’Attellis being worthy of especial note.”

She added: “The soloists worked well together and brought the biblical story of Solomon’s great wealth and wisdom alive. Solomon, sung by Timothy Morgan, a young countertenor destined for a great musical career, resolved the issue between the two harlots, Meryl Davies and Helen Withers, with all the wisdom expected of him, and greeted Patricia Rozario, the Queen of Sheba, with much delight. Solomon, as the choir sang, was a ‘happy’ man indeed!”

Billed as a ramble through time in honour of British composers, Aliquando’s next concert takes place on Saturday, May 14, at the Christ Church Centre in Reading Road, Henley.



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