Musicians perform classical numbers at Haddenham concert

Performers at the concert. Picture:
Performers at the concert. Picture:

An audience that filled St Mary’s Church in Haddenham was entertained with an evening of music last week.

Hosted by the village society to raise money for various charities, the first half of the concert was devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach’s music.

Ed Cairns gave an insight into the life and struggles of the composer before the music began.

The Witchert Chorale, the Trinity Camerata chamber orchestra and soloists Lynne Mills, Teraesa Richards, Elizabeth Deacon, Jonathan Todd and Ashley Francis-Roy performed three works - Lobet den Herrn, Sanctus in C and the Magnificat in D.

This was followed by an interval with wine and food for guests to enjoy.

The Trinity Camarata, formed nine years ago, performed a William Boyce symphony (No 5) and the Suite Mignonne by Jean Sibelius.

Following this, the Witchert Chorale returned with a rendering of Mozart’s ‘Ave Verum’.

After this the audience heard works by early 20th century composers Stanford and Parry.

The Witchert Chorale demonstrated a wide variety of styles, singing two nursery rhymes before finishing with ‘Over the Rainbow’ by Harold Arden.

Dr Hugh Stradling, who attended the event, said: “Such a concert could only be brought together by a really superb concert master and David Quinn is to be congratulated on bringing us such a high quality performance again.

“We look forward to future concerts which I am sure will be even better, if that’s possible.

“Thank you to all those concerned for a delightful evening.”