For the latest amateur classical music listings in and around Portsmouth, including Fareham, Petersfield, Chichester, Havant and Hayling Island
Concert poster
The Portsmouth Choral Union in rehearsal

Review: Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony – at St Mary’s, Portsea

18/06/2018

“Behold, the sea!” is the dramatic opening to Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony.

Portsmouth Choral Union took St Mary’s Church by storm with a remarkable performance of one of the most challenging works for an amateur choir.

PCU are deservedly known as one of the region’s finest large choral societies and this concert enhanced their reputation.

The opening of the work holds enough drama and firepower for Nelson, even if the orchestral salvos were occasionally too strong for the choir.

Once the battery of brass backed off a bit, the audience was treated to a well-schooled group of talented singers.

Read more at the link below.

Author: Peter Gambie
Tags:

Privacy notice | Site design copyright ©2020 Music In Portsmouth. Logos and images of participating performers may subject to additional copyright restrictions. Please be courteous and ask before using.