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Choral & Concerto Concert 2022

Published by Wellington College on Thursday 24th of November 2022

Both Advent and Christmas came early to Wellington this year!

On Friday 18th November, the GWA hosted a magnificent performance of Handel’s Messiah (Part 1), which tells the story of the long-awaited birth of Christ. An impressive massed choir of 160 voices, comprising the Chamber Choir, Parent Singers, and Crowthorne Choral Society, sang the famous choruses – finishing in ‘Hallelujah!’ – accompanied by the stylish Wellington College Sinfonia, directed by Mr Williamson, with harpsichord continuo provided by Mr Farrell and chamber organ by Mr de Voil.

The 250-strong audience and pupils alike were thrilled and delighted to hear solo arias performed by three of our own singing teachers, Susanna Fairbairn, Richard Robbins, and Greg Hallam, alongside Luthien Brackett. In the first half of the concert, the composer Philip Moore was present for the premiere performance of his best-known work, All wisdom cometh from the Lord, in a new orchestration. Well done also to Andres B and Alvin W, who performed their instrumental solos with the orchestra with great panache.
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