Saturday’s concert seems to have gone down well with audience and performers alike. It’s the audience that matters most, and here is the view of one of its members, Lyn Turner.
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of spending an excellent evening being entertained by the Manly-Warringah Choir and Orchestra at a concert entitled Strictly Mozart. The grandeur of the Cardinal Cerretti Chapel only served to complement their magnificent performance.
Opening with the familiar Ave Verum Corpus and moving on to less well known pieces, the choir show-cased their talents and ability. They worked well together, producing light and shade, obviously aware of and listening to each other. The size of the building in no way intimidated them and they sang confidently, with a clarity of diction which left the listener in no doubt as to the progress through the Summary Libretto of the Requiem.
As a chorister in the UK, I appreciate the vast amount of work and dedication that goes into creating a performance of such high standard. It was brilliant, so professional, and I hope to hear more of them before I leave Australia.