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Ensemble

Poise and Charm

Poulenc, Debussy and Puccini
from Derby Choral Union,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Poulenc's Gloria is a typical mixture of devotional intensity and knockabout fun, and both elements need to be held in balance for it to work.

In Derby Choral Union's performance (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 10 November 2012) it was the quieter moments that came off best, aided by Pippa Goss's marvellously floated soprano solos, and the tranquil ending was beautifully achieved. In the quicker movements there was a slight feeling of unwillingness to really let go, which may partly have been down to relative unfamiliarity with the work...

Copyright © 20 November 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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DERBY CHORAL UNION

RICHARD DACEY

FRANCIS POULENC

CHORAL MUSIC

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

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