Our pleasure to meet and sing with the New Forest Chamber Choir

It was an evening that should have happened in New Milton, but a double booking meant instead the New Forest Chamber Choir making the trip to Romsey as our guest performers at the concert on Saturday at the United Reformed Church in Romsey.

The night may have been damp, but the audience at the URC was as ever warm and appreciative treated as it was to a splendid variety of music from both choirs. RMVC sang some of our best loved songs from the musicals including I Dreamed a Dream, Bring him Home and Bui Doi alongside a number of pieces in Welsh and English to be performed again when we sing at the 25th Festival of Choirs at the Albert Hall.

The Chamber Choir delighted with their two sets showcasing the talents of their singers and Musical Director Alison Russell-Hayward, including a show-stealing performance by the youngest soprano, a word-perfect eight year old. Of the pieces sung, Kyrie from A Little Jazz Mass and the Best of Bond Medley were surprising and entertaining providing a perfect contrast to the slower songs and a moving performance of The Peace of God by the Choir’s patron John Rutter. The Concert ended with the joint finale You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Rounding off a great evening RMVC headed to the Phoenix Pub in Romsey for its Afterglow and to carry on singing!

We would like to thank Alison Russell-Hayward and the New Forest Chamber Choir for accepting our invitation to take part in the concert. We thank also our own Marion Maxey and Richard Stannard who always do us proud, and finally grateful thanks go to the Phoenix Pub for once again giving us refreshments when we needed them most.

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