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Glowing Performance

The Sitwell Singers begin a new season,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

The Sitwell Singers' first Derby concert of the new season (St Johns Church, Derby, UK, 30 October 2010) was an attractive all-German programme which underlined the debt owed by Mendelssohn and Brahms to their baroque predecessors.

A fresh, lively performance of Telemann's Ein Feste Burg was followed by the most substantial of Bach's motets, Jesu Meine Freude. This may have been written for a funeral service but there was nothing funereal about this glowing performance, making effective use of solo voices in three of the movements...

Copyright © 8 November 2010 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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SITWELL SINGERS

ST JOHN'S CHURCH

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

HEINRICH SCHUETZ

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

JOHANNES BRAHMS

CHORAL MUSIC

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