Registered Charity No. 1049352
Copyright 2014 Hardynge Choir
Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning
Glorious Venetian Christmas
The Hardynge Choir rounded off a successful year by celebrating with a glorious Venetian Christmas carol concert in St John’s Church. The concert opened with a flourish: Paean Brass Ensemble performed Canzoni Per Sonar: Canzon I, "La Spiritata" by Giovanni Gabrieli. Later in the concert they played his delightful Canzon II a quattro, and Roger Carter, Organ, played Ricercar Arioso (I) by Andrea Gabrieli (uncle of Giovanni). The choir sang splendid pieces by C16/17 Venetian composers, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Gabrielli, Cipriano de Rore and Orazio Vecchi, and the audience joined in singing five well known carols. There were also some well chosen readings.
Concert in St Albans Cathedral
The Hardynge Choir and Aeolian Singers gave a wonderful joint concert in St Albans Cathedral on Saturday 18 October 2014. The concert opened with Schubert’s joyful Magnificat; that was followed by a beautiful performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto by Jane Booth on a period instrument. The second half of the concert was an outstanding performance of Beethoven’s glorious Mass in C, with some exquisite singing from the four soloists.