The singers of Birmingham Festival Choral Society are looking forward to joining with Ryton Chorale, David Wynne’s other choir, for two performances of ‘Grant us Peace’:
Saturday 10th November 7.30pm
Crossing Church and Centre, Newcastle Street,
Worksop S80 2AT
Saturday 17th November 7.30pm
St George’s Church, Edgbaston,
Birmingham, B15 3DQ.
The vocal soloists for both concerts will be Holly Teague, soprano, and Miles Taylor, baritone.
Originally a violinist, Holly’s love of literature and theatre led her to study singing at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Conservatoire de Paris. Holly appears regularly as soloist for choral societies, enjoys singing in opera productions, and looks forward to teaching singing again at MAC in 2019.
Miles has much experience of singing in opera, oratorios and competitions in Yorkshire. He is now studying for a Master’s Degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
As an extra treat, we will have a harp accompaniment in Howard Goodall’s ‘Eternal Light’, played by Vera Khait.
Vera grew up in Russia, and came to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire in 2008. She now preforms regularly in classical music concerts, and has also worked in TV music with Sky Arts and Channel 4.
We have a quartet of accomplished keyboard players to accompany the choirs in the two concerts.
For the Worksop concert on 10th November, Rupert Jeffcoat will play organ for both works, and Mitchell Holland will play the piano in ‘Eternal Light’. When not playing, Mitch will be singing in the tenor section of BFCS!
In Birmingham on the 17th November, BFCS accompanist Kevin Gill will play the piano part in the Goodall and Darren Hogg will play the organ in both works.
Finally – the chorus will be formed from the singers of Ryton Chorale and the Birmingham Festival Choral Society , under the baton of maestro David Wynne! This is the first time that David’s choral societies have come together , and we look forward very much to singing together in the home towns of the two societies.