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The Sitwell Singers' Christmas Concert
impresses MIKE WHEELER

 

How to begin a Christmas concert — ease the audience in gently or make them sit up and take notice? There was no mistaking the Sitwell Singers' and conductor Malcolm Goldring's chosen approach on this occasion (St John's Church, Derby, UK, 12 December, 2016), as they pinned listeners to the backs of their seats with a vibrant, punchy account of James MacMillan's O Radiant Dawn. It was a breath-taking opener that will stay in the memory for quite some time...

Copyright © 26 December 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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SITWELL SINGERS

MALCOLM GOLDRING

JAMES MACMILLAN

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK

BOB CHILCOTT

TOM CORFIELD

CHORAL MUSIC

CHRISTMAS

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

ORGAN MUSIC

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

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