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Derby Bach Choir's 'Concert for Peace',
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Derby Bach Choir advertised this as a 'Concert for Peace' to mark the centenary of World War I, and by and large it succeeded in its aim, nor least in its wider focus on other conflicts (Derby Cathedral, Derby UK, 15 November 2014).

It began with Dona nobis pacem by Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks. A fifteen-minute work for chorus and strings, it was an enterprising choice of opener, though it felt rather too extended for its material, and its long slow-moving lines needed tauter control...

Copyright © 27 November 2014 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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DERBY BACH CHOIR

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

WALT WHITMAN

RICHARD RODDIS

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

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