London Autumn Concert
The Crypt Choir and Chamber Orchestra’s return to St Alfege Church, Greenwich was an enormous success, with a large and appreciative audience enjoying a programme of Wagner, Grieg and Bruckner.
Under the direction of Mr Andy Pollock, the Chamber Orchestra took on the technically demanding Wagner Prelude to Lohengrin, capturing the serene opening with great skill and filling the beautiful church with wonderful orchestral colours. Grieg’s Holberg Suite followed and featured particularly impressive solo playing from Emily Siu (6b, Kingsdown) and Alex Choi (6a, Tradescant).
Following a brief interval the Crypt Choir, directed by Will Bersey, was accompanied by members of the wind and brass ensembles (coached by Kevin Abbott) in a rousing account of Bruckner’s memorable Mass in E minor.
A really enjoyable evening for all involved, and wonderful to venture into the capital to perform.
Links to YouTube videos of the performance are below
Wagner: Lohengrin – Prelude to Act 1
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Bruckner: Mass No.2 in E Minor