Chelmsford Cathedral Choir at St Andrew's Church

Once again FOSTAC and St Andrew’s Church welcomed Chelmsford Cathedral Choir to present a wonderful choral concert under the directorship of James Davy and accompanied by Laurence Lyndon-Jones on both Organ and Piano which was enjoyed by over sixty people from both Shalford and Chelmsford. 

newspicture28The concert began with a Plainsong as the choir processed down the aisle then in contrast a piece by Benjamin Britten.

James introduced the choir which included young singers who are taking part in their first concert as well as the older choral scholars. He also explained that the music chosen ties into St Andrew’s with music spanning the whole 700 years.

Laurence then played an excellent rendition of one piece from The Art of Fugue by Bach

Then young choristers sang a piece by John Ireland followed by John Rutter’s arrangement of Panis Angelicus. Laurence then played his arrangement of Faure’s Pavanne.

The programme included contemporary music including Come Sunday by Duke Ellington and an arrangement of Somewhere Over the Rainbow with the only girl in the choir singing the solo part

To end the evening the choir sang the rousing Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah followed by an Ave Maria sung from around the Font.

Again a lovely evening with the addition of FOSTAC drinks and nibbles and thanks to all that helped make it such a successful event

Sylvia Lester

FOSTAC Sec

[FOSTAC AGM on Thursday 23rd 7.00pm with wine & nibbles St Andrew's Church]