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Copyright 2015 Hardynge Choir
Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning
The Lark Ascending
The Hardynge Choir gave a very successful concert to an appreciative audience on Saturday 28 March 2015. The concert opened with the choir singing Elgar’s rousing Give unto the Lord, with Richard Hills on the organ. That was followed by Handle’s Organ Concerto No. 13 (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) with Rufus Frowde on the organ. The first half ended with another stirring Elgar work, Great is the Lord.
The second half of the concert opened with a beautiful performance of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending given by Nazrin Rashidova, Violin, and Matthew Woodward, Piano. Finally the choir and the Paean Ensemble, together with three fabulous soloists, Louisa Haggerty, soprano, Karl Gietzmann, countertenor and Angus McPhee, bass, gave a spirited performance of Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art.
Neil Buick wrote a glowing review of the concert, adding, "The concert was conducted brilliantly by Rufus Frowde, and all in all this was a wonderful concert and all concerned are to be highly praised.“