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Choristers Perform with Tennessee Tech University Chorale

It was a great pleasure for our choristers to join forces with Tennessee Tech University Chorale and Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society for an evening of wonderful music on Sunday 15 June at St Martin’s Church in Roath.   The selection of music also made the most of the notable acoustics, particularly with music from Rachmaninov Vespers and Tavener’s Song for Athene (made famous at the funeral of Princess Diana). Our new American friends performed a remarkably entertaining and impressive range of exquisite music from the Renaissance, such as music by Tallis and Gibbons, to folk songs and spirituals, including Shenandoah, and a dazzling arrangement of The Circle of Life from The Lion King.

Dylan O. in R13 was given a standing ovation for his remarkably accomplished performance of Richard Strauss’s aria Die Nacht (“The Night”).  At the concert’s conclusion – a rousing performance of Calon Lân – the audience rose once again to applaud the combined choirs with another standing ovation.   

It was wonderful to be supported by a capacity crowd at St Martin’s, and one member of the audience described the whole concert as “magnificent”.

Following the concert, a member of the audience wrote: “Many congratulations to the Choristers of Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral for an absolutely sublime performance this evening at a wonderfully entertaining concert”

Mr D. Neville

16 May 2016

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