MEMBERS of the Henley Choral Society have performed live for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The choir sang A German requiem by Johannes Brahms at St Mary’s Church on Hart Street following a workshop led by Music Director Peter Asprey.
They were accompanied during the seven movements by Anita D’Attellis and David Smith on the piano.
The solos were performed by soprano Hilary Cronin and baritone Hugo Herman-Wilson.
Over 60 singers from other Oxfordshire and Berkshire choirs also attended.
Society board member Angela Law said, “Besides appreciating the beauty of the music, the singers emphasized that it was so good to sing live instead of via Zoom.
“The nave of the church was filled with singers, some of whom had never sung the Brahms before, who learned this wonderful composition and sang with great joy.
“For most of the singers, including Hilary Cronin, this was the first opportunity in almost two years to perform live and for the audience too it was a treat to hear such wonderful music.”
The choir’s next performance will be a Christmas concert at St Mary’s on Saturday 11 December at 6.30 p.m.
For more information visit www.henleychoralsociety.org.uk