Spring Concert at St Mary's Church
Saturday, 18th March 2017
Marlborough Choral Society and Devizes Chamber Choir joined forces under the direction of David Ripley for a delightful Spring Concert in St Mary's Church, Marlborough. The concert is to be repeated on 1st April in St Andrew's Church, Devizes should you wish to attend.
The evening began with an impressive rendition of Zadok the Priest, one of Handel's Coronation Anthems and a piece that most of us would recognise, very stirring! The second piece was the beautiful Gloria, composed by Vivaldi and featuring the Soprano, Emma Banham and Alto, Alice Simmons.
Finally, after the interval we were treated to a seldom performed piece by the more modern composer, John Rutter, as the choir sang Six Canticles of Creation, The Gift of Life.
The joining together of these two choirs proved to be an excellent and successful venture with their voices filling the Church.
My wife and I look forward to the next Choral Concert in June.