Ross Penyard Singers


Report of Ross Penyard Singers’ ConcertChoral Classics 28 November 2015


Ross Penyard Singers, together with a string ensemble and keyboard, performed their ‘Choral Classics’ concert to a very appreciative, full house at The Venue, Ross-on-Wye at the end of November.  The orchestra began proceedings with Handel’s ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ and they were then joined by the choir for the well-known and loved ‘Zadok the Priest’.  Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nacht Musik’ and Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ finished the first half.  The second part of the concert began with Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful ‘Pavane’ and was followed by his ‘Requiem’ which featured soprano and baritone solos from two choir members.  The audience was so delighted with the performance that an encore was demanded!  


Proceeds from this concert, probably topped up with money from choir funds, will enable us to donate up to £600 to the Basement Youth Trust.  We wish to record our sincere thanks as it would not have been possible for the choir to donate such a substantial sum to The Basement Youth Trust without the generous help of the New Grove Trust.


Pam Bartlett

Ross Penyard SingersJanuary 2016