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A night to remember

Our concert in Lichfield Cathedral on 2nd July was a wonderful occasion! The choir, soloists and piano accompanists all came together under the leadership of David Wynne to produce a thrilling performance of Brahms’ A German Requiem and Finzi’s Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice. The main two works were supported by other Brahms compositions: Geistliches Lied for choir and organ, and Hungarian Dances no 5 and 8 for piano duet.

We are extremely grateful to photographer Michael Whitefoot for producing a superb set of photographs, from which these are selected.

Photography ©Michael Whitefoot

Comments from the audience, posted on social media:

“Superb playing by the two accompanists. Fantastic concert.” LP

“It was an amazing concert, I got literal goosebumps” SE

“Lovely photos from a wonderful concert.” DS

“A great and really memorable concert. Thank you” KR

Photography: ©Michael Whitefoot

Kevin Gill and Stephen Hargreaves, our impressive piano duo, played the piano duet accompaniment to Brahms’ German Requiem, and two of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances.

Photography ©Michael Whitefoot

Louise Wayman, soprano, and James Davies, baritone, were our talented soloists. (Click arrows)

The Finzi was the standout for me, but Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’ was navigated confidently, and the combination of Birmingham Festival Choral Society, soloists and accompaniment brought together an ensemble showing real enthusiasm and commitment.”

Click to read this review of the concert by David Barton

Photography: ©Michael Whitefoot
Photography ©Michael Whitefoot

Thank you to our professional musicians who made the concert so special! L to R: Stephen Hargreaves, Kevin Gill, David Wynne, Louse Wayman and James Davies.

Photography: ©Michael Whitefoot