Spring Concert 2017

March 24, 2017

On Sunday 12 March, around 150 talented Paulinas united with the Colet Choral Society at St John’s Smith Square for our annual Spring Concert. Three witty pieces by Cecilia McDowall followed the lively opening of the first movement of Schubert’s Symphony no 5 by the Chamber Orchestra. Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst, sung by the Senior Choir and Colet Choral Society, includes parts for handbells, percussion ensemble, piano, soprano and baritone soloists, a Spanish speaker, clapping, and finger-clicks (the latter provided on the night by a very willing audience) to build its stormy soundscape. The massed choral forces and the Symphony Orchestra performed a stylish and thrilling rendition of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, striking off on the right note with the famous ‘O Fortuna’. The boundless enthusiasm of all performers made the evening a resounding success.

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