Portsmouth Baroque choir returns to St. Mark’s church for its first concert since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic in March 2020.
This concert was originally planned for last October, as part of the choir’s 40th anniversary season, and in support of the church building’s 50th anniversary. Like many other events, both of these have had to be delayed and so, instead of taking place near the end of the choir’s celebratory year, it has become a start to it.
It seems fitting that we begin our programme with a work that was most likely written for a funeral, as we remember all those who have been directly affected or have lost their lives as a result of the pandemic.
Programme: Two Bach Motets Komm, Jesu, komm and Lobet den herrn plus Mendelssohn’s Mass for double choir, Te Deum in A, Sechs spruche, a couple of short extracts from Lobegesang and Elijah and Verleih uns frieden.