Spring Concert March 2016

A feast of French music

In drawing out the warm tone of the choir, Peter Allwood effectively emphasised the contemplative and essentially devotional aspects of the Fauré Requiem. Fauré’s charming and unjustly neglected Messe Basse for female voices, and Saint-Saëns’ setting of Quam Dilecta, which featured Peter Allwood’s own very effective orchestration, completed the evening.

Christopher Burgess