Familiar and unfamiliar music
from The Sitwell Singers,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER
Derby chamber choir The Sitwell Singers' willingness to push the boat out in terms of repertoire made for another fascinating mix of familiar and unfamiliar in their Christmas concert this year (St John's Church, Derby, UK, 12 December 2011). And except for one or two uncertain starts it had all the choir's usual finesse.
It was good to hear John Ireland's little-known setting of Adam Lay Ybounden, almost a distant echo of his piano prelude The Holy Boy...
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