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Rutland Choral Society holds Summer concert in All Saints Church, Oakham

Haunting classics, lullabies, folk songs and even a Beatles song entertained an audience at All Saints Parish Church in Oakham on Saturday evening (July 13).

Rutland Choral Society's summer concert comprised a programme of music including Bob Chilcott's Like a Singing Bird and the Lily and the Rose, Eric Whitacre's The Seal Lullaby, and John Rutter's A Sprig of Thyme.

Meanwhile, the Chamber Choir's songs included Sleep by Eric Whitacre, the hauntingly beautiful Quanta Qualia by Patrick Hawes and the witty 'O No John!' arranged by Cecilia McDowell, which proved to be a real crowd-pleaser.

Rutland Choral Society at their summer concert in All Saints Church, Oakham (13829125)
Rutland Choral Society at their summer concert in All Saints Church, Oakham (13829125)

Musical director Caroline Trutz sang a stunning soprano solo, Paul Butler played a piano solo entitled Rosemary by Frank Bridge and the talented Eliza Cohen Gregory, aged 15, sang Bonny at Morn by Benjamin Britten.

The concert ended with the audience joining in an enthusiastic rendition of The Beatles' When I’m Sixty Four, which raised the roof.

To read more about the choral society's concerts, click here.

  • Rutland Choral Society's Advent Concert will be held on Saturday 7 December 2019 in All Saints Church.
  • Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott on Saturday May 8 2021 will take place at Rutland Showground to celebrate 50 years of the Rutland Choral Society. Described by the Observer as 'a contemporary hero of British choral music' Bob Chilcott has become one of the most widely performed composers in this field in the world. No prior knowledge of the music is required and anybody, irrespective of singing ability or experience is welcome to come and join in. To secure a place contact the secretary of the choral society by email secretary@rutlandchoralsociety.org.uk
  • For more details about Rutland Choral Society, click here.

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