|Type of post:||Choir news item|
|Posted By:||Peter Rickard|
|Date Posted:||Fri, 28 Apr 2023|
The Stirling City Choir’s Spring concert took place on the evening of 23rd April in the Church of the Holy Rude. The large audience was treated to the magnificent music of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The choir were accompanied by an orchestra of professional musicians and featured invited soloists Michelle Sheridan, Marion Ramsay, Seumas Begg and Peter Grant.
The Church of the Holy Rude, with its wonderful acoustics, provided an appropriate setting for the oratorio. The work, which premiered in Birmingham in 1846, has long been considered a classic of the genre. Where Mendelssohn conducted the premiere himself, we were under the expert guidance of our Musical Director, Michael Segaud. Our Assistant Musical Director, Ian Boulter, performed with the orchestra during the performance on the bass trombone - a change from his weekly role supporting us on the keyboard.
The choir would like to thank all those who have helped throughout the year and especially at the concert. A big thanks, also, to the appreciative audience.
The choir is on a summer break now and resumes rehearsals in September (on Tuesday evenings at Park Church) as they prepare for an exciting Christmas concert and next year’s Spring concert which will be a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. New members always welcome (no audition requirements).