Wow well what can I say.. Our biggest concert to date. Good Friday saw us take on Handel's Messiah in its entirety with the Sinfonia of Arun Orchestra.
We have been inundated with positive comments...
"Sung with absolute passion by choir and soloists alike (no professional been-there-done-that world-weariness)...Highlights- 'Wonderful!', 'rejected' (sung almost with a sob), the grace notes of 'I know that my Redeemer liveth' and the absolute silence before the final two Amens.
A truly memorable finale to a Good Friday." James Spanner
"Many congratulations on last nights performance of ‘Messiah’ – you must be shattered! You don’t often hear the whole version. I thought the choir did themselves proud – you could hear every word and you sounded very well rehearsed and polished."
A truly memorable concert for choir, soloists and orchestra and not one that is going to be forgotten in a long time!
On 22nd March 2015 Worthing played host to the National Association of Choirs Annual Conference. A great time was had by all who took part. The Rowland Singers were joined by The Sussex Gruffs, The Pleasure Singers and Songbirds for a massed choral concert. We were also entertained by Michael Wooldridge on the concert organ.
A new year and a new challenge. This year sees the choir host the National Association of Choirs Annual Conference in Worthing on the 20th-22nd March. We will be singing as part of the conference entertainment on March 21st in the Assembly Hall, Worthing. Joining us will be The Sussex Gruffs, Songbirds and The Pleasure Singers and guest artist Michael Wooldridge, concert organist.
We are not doing our traditional Easter concerts this year but instead doing a Spring Concert entitled 'Spring into Song' on May 2nd. We are doing two performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. See our upcoming concerts for more details.
We then kick into our Summer set of singing... 'Step into Song'. Details available on our concert page.
Our Christmas Celebrations were again a huge hit with choristers and audience alike. This year we were joined in our two smaller concerts by The Emery Ensemble, a small ladies vocal group who sang a large range of Christmas Songs. At the Assembly Hall we were once again joined by The Worthing Youth Big Band who went down a storm.
We undertook a joint venture with RSOPA to perform Joseph and Trial by Jury. We had a great time with the children of RSOPA.
We were fundraising in aid of RSOPA to aid them with their purchase of the building they currently rehearse in.
We raised just short of £1750 for RSOPA.
Well what a fantastic response to our Summer concerts... we had a few surprises in store with the first ever tap dance routine to 'One' including Amy, Jana, Karen, Rosemary, Pauline W., Tony & Trevor from the Rowland Singers along with the fabulous Stewart Singers. The Stewart Singers were also a huge hit with numbers from Cabaret, Chicago and some music hall favourites too, including a sing-a-long for the audience.
For the second summer running we sold out at Emmanuel and I speak on behalf of the audience and the choir who all had a fantastic time.
A huge thank you to Kathryn, our accompanist, who this year also took a turn at conducting The Blue Bird whilst Helen took the soprano solo. Kathryn also turned into 'Brian May' at the piano whilst the choir sang Bohemian Rhapsody.
Another massive thank you has to go to Helen for choosing such a brilliant set of music and whipping us into shape for such a great set of concerts... Here's to the next adventure!
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