C Peter Nottle2011
Copyright Shrewsbury Cantata Choir
The Sound of Summer 17th June 2017
We sang music for when the shadows are long on the grass, some of the most lovely songs that have ever been written, music from different times and places.
The concert was conducted by Marianne Ayling, soprano and vocal tutor with Ex Cathedra and it included, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, by Maschwitz and Sherwin.
We aimed to capture the stillness of a summer evening. Among other things we sang the hauntingly beautiful Sleep by Eric Whitaker and there were madrigals too, including The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons, All Creatures Now and Now is the Month of Maying. Also some jazz classics and the light-hearted and jazzy Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard.
Our summer concert on 17 June coincided with a classic car event at Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace.
Hatfields Jaguar, Shrewsbury, had already kindly agreed to sponsor our concert and so on display outside the church were two gleaming beauties - a 1936 saloon, one of the earliest Jaguars to be made, standing proudly next to a stylish XE sports saloon, one of the latest models. The cars attracted much comment and admiration!
We are very grateful to our sponsors, Hatfields Jaguar and Battlefield1403,
for their continued support.
Are you a singer?
If you would like to join the choir then please complete the form on our contact page
We would like to hear from you, particularly if you are a Tenor or a Bass, but we even like the odd Alto (and most of ours are very odd), and Sopranos, we do have a red carpet laid out for ours, so don't worry.
As we say we are an all comers choir, you do not have to audition to join us!
Our Summer concert
We hope to see you at our next concert.
St. Chad's Church Shrewsbury
Saturday 9th DECEMBER 2017