Tension and Restlessness
More Britten, with Finzi and Holst,
from Derby Bach Choir,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER
Derby Bach Choir wrapped up the city's Britten celebrations with a performance of his popular cantata St Nicolas and, like Derby Choral Union with Rejoice in the Lamb the week before, they placed it in a context of other twentieth-century English Music (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 23 November, 2013).
Holst's Hymn of Jesus, with Derby Cathedral girl choristers as the semi-chorus, was performed in a reduced orchestration. Although sanctioned by the composer, it doesn't create the same impact as the original...
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