Friday, 31 October 2008
A wonderful and eclectic programme of choral music reaching back to the 15th century to the present day from this excellent group celebrating Mary, Jesus's mum. All the better for being sung in a concert hall where the sheer quality of writing could be fully appreciated. Don't get me wrong, this would have sounded glorious in a church too - most of this repertoire was written for it after all - but the acoustics of a vast ecclesiastical interior do tend to swallow up some of the finer nuances of music which can create a wall-papery effect. You'll be pleased to know that the Sixteen are returning to the QEH on Dec 12 for a Christmas themed concert. Join the choir afterwards for carols in the foyer. Please, don't request Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.