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Rutland Choral Society performs at All Saints Church in Oakham

Rutland Choral Society raised the roof on Saturday evening with their spring concert in All Saints’ Church, Oakham.

Singers performed Faures Requiem featuring baritone Stephen Holloway, and world-famous saxophonist Gerard McCrystal also performed alongside the choir.

Additional music included O Radiant Dawn by James MacMillan and excerpts from James Whitbourn’s Requiem Canticorum, while 15-year-old soprano Eliza Cohen-Gregory gave a spine-tingling performance which 'pretty much brought the house down'.

The concert also featured the premiere of a version of the Stabat Mater which had been specially commissioned by musical conductor and TV personality Paul McGrath for the society’s musical director, Caroline Trutz. It was accompanied by a film showing images of mothers from around the world.

Claire Symington, trustee of the society, said: “It was a fantastic evening and we were thrilled to receive such an amazing reception from the audience."

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