June 17 2024.... Music Sacred, Secular & Royal: Music for a Summer's evening

Sat, 17 Jun 2023
 We performed a range of music which included pieces to celebrate the coronation
of King Charles III: Piers Maxim's The King shall rejoice and Joanna Forbes
L'Estrange's The mountains shall bring peace. Supplementing these, we performed
pieces ranging from the Renaissance (such as Gibbon's serene anthem, Almighty
and Evaerlasting God 
to secular works such as Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, to
more modern works from the jazz age such as Cole Porter's Begin the Beguine; and
a whole gamut of works in between. The most notable works, perhaps, as being
quite different to ACS's 'standard'repertoire, were Arvo Pärt's The Beatitudes and
Morten Lauridsen's O nata lux. Colin Spinks was his usual wonderful self as our
accompanist and Jeff Stewart directed us with aplomb and inspiration.