It has been a great year for Manly Warringah Choir. Our 2010 had three fabulous concerts, not just on our own judgement but on that of capacity audiences. Everyone will have their own special memories of the year, but my three top ones will be Chris Pidcock’s stirring performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto, the Choir’s masterful performance of the very difficult Poulenc Gloria, and the exhilaration of singing the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth followed by the spontaneous standing ovation.
What’s in store for 2011? Three choral favourites, for a start. In April, Mozart’s exquisite Requiem; in August, Orff’s boisterous Carmina Burana; and in December, Handel’s incomparable Messiah. And in the first concert, we will have the treat of hearing Alexandra playing Prokoviev’s tuneful first Violin Concerto.
So it promises to be another fantastic year of music-making under Carlos’ inspirational direction. I look forward to seeing everyone at the first rehearsal on January 27th.