"‘Highlights for me: Performances of Handel’s Messiah. Everyone should have the opportunity to sing or hear this overwhelming music.  As a conductor said: “Just think there will be people in the audience who have never heard this work before! “….JS Bach’s B minor Mass - an unforgettable summation of his genius. Also his St John Passion…Mozart’s Requiem. Perfect…Haydn’s Creation. It’s impossible to feel gloomy singing this sunny music…Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius…Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms in Berkeley Church , sung in Hebrew - a challenge!..Summer concerts including songs from the musicals and big opera choruses in St Mary’s Church Wotton-under-Edge…Singing ‘Zimbe!’ by L’Estrange at Rednock School with  jazz band and children’s choir…A chance to sing Verdi’s Requiem in a massed choir at the Royal Albert Hall. Very Loud in places!..Zoom rehearsals with Ben Sawyer during lockdown learning Billy Taylor’s “I wish I knew how it would mean to be free” and Duke Ellington’s “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing”…Outdoor rehearsals during the pandemic at Breakheart quarry watching the sunset singing Haydn. Stunning."  Peter Harney, Bass

"I enjoy the friendship of the choir and even though I am in a wheelchair I am made to feel very welcomed." Colleen Dunmall, Tenor

"The choir is friendly, very organised and Ben is so knowledgeable and inspiring."
Elaine McCarthy, Alto

"It’s a great atmosphere. Everyone has been really welcoming and lovely, and some people have made a point of coming up to chat which is really nice, and it’s a great way to find a musical home in my new town. Ben’s musical direction is brilliant – he’s really talented and it’s a pleasure to sing with him. His energy and humour make the evening a lot of fun."
Jude Evans, Soprano

"When we are performing my happy hormones have a field day.It is so exhilarating to feel my small contribution is part of such an amazing sound."  Member of Soprano section

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