Local choir wins the cup

July 04 2016

Redland Green Choir returned from this year’s Upton-on-Severn Choir Festival triumphant and with silverware.

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Redland Green Choir returned from this year’s Upton-on-Severn Choir Festival triumphant and with silverware.

The festival attracts a range of choirs competing from across the region. In a varied programme, the choir’s performance of ‘Can you feel the love tonight’, from The Lion King, caught the attention of the judges and the audience. Awarding the choir the Judges’ Cup, the judges spoke of the choir’s obvious camaraderie, engagement with the audience and ‘singing with their hearts and with their eyes’.

The choir was directed by Jonny Saunders, seen receiving the cup, and accompanied by Gus Tredwell.

The choir’s next performance is at St Alban’s Church, Westbury Park on July 9 at 7.30pm when main work will be Brahms’s majestic German Requiem.

The choir, under its dynamic young director Nicholas Bromilow, is continuing its partnership with the Long Ashton Orchestra, following successful performances of works by Mozart and Bruckner in previous years. The full programme has a German flavour, and includes Brahms’s beautiful Geistliches Lied, Mack the Knife, Cabaret, a medley from Les Misérables, and contributions from the choir’s chamber choir.

The choir rehearses on Mondays at Redland Green School, and regularly participates in community events. New members are welcome to come along.

For more information, contact membership@redlandgreenchoir.org.uk . Tickets (£10/£7) are available from www.rgscommunitychorus.wordpress.com

Photo courtesy of Jon Craig