Review: Froxfield Choir Dvorak Mass in D and Bruckner Motets

Professional musician and local resident Amanda Cook was in the audience on 16th June and sent this glowing assessment of the concert.

Froxfield Choir’s annual summer concert is always a popular event and this year was no exception. Once again, Holy Trinity church was packed with music lovers keen to hear the choir’s new programme, expertly led by Michael Servant who created a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for audience and choir alike.

The choir conjured a magical mood from the very beginning, singing the Bruckner motet Locus Iste from behind the audience, their warm sound filling the church and drawing the audience into this beautiful music. They then proceeded to the stage for the rest of the evening which, for the first half, alternated between the choir and impressive guest soloists who sang a wonderful mix of repertoire from Puccini to Gilbert and Sullivan. These fabulous soloists from the Guildhall (pictured) were Renee Fajardo, Alexander Fritze, Regina Freire and Jack Roberts.

In the second half, the choir really displayed their fine balance during Dvorak’s challenging Mass in D and proved again what a versatile and entertaining ensemble they are, offering a wide variety of music year after year for audiences to enjoy.


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