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Dartington Community Choir’s enthralling Elijah (review)

Dartington Community Choir: Elijah
Great Hall, Dartington
December 10, 2017

A week or so before Dartington Community Choir’s performance of Elijah took place, social-media site Facebook was somewhat buzzing, following a post from one of the orchestral musicians who would be playing on the night, commenting on some aspects of the oratorio which didn’t always seem to endear the work to everyone – listener or performer.

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Dartington Community Choir and Dartington Sinfonietta: ‘Elijah’ (Mendelssohn)

Sunday 10th December 2017 at 7.30pm, Great Hall, Dartington

The choir is pleased to announce that this Christmas it will bring one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire to the Dartington Great Hall.

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Poignant, warm, impassioned: Dartington Community Choir with narrator Vanessa Redgrave at the Great Hall, Dartington

Dartington Community Choir is one of those large-scale vocal ensembles that always seems to have the knack of appropriate programming for any time of the year.

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Haydn’s The Seasons treated with élan by Dartington Community Choir and the newly-formed Dartington Sinfonietta

If you asked any choir aficionado to name a large-scale oratorio by Haydn, it would be a safe bet to expect The Creation by way of a reply.

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Dartington Community Choir’s celebration of Shakespeare an unmitigated success

With the title Noyses, Sounds & Sweet Aires, it wouldn’t be too difficult to guess this lovely afternoon concert was the choir’s own celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary.

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Genuine emotion as Dartington Community Choir performed St John Passion at Dartington Great Hall

Most large choirs have to rely on a rehearsal-accompanist in the initial preparation of a new work, able only to afford the orchestra’s services virtually on the day.

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Fresh and joyous Christmas Concert from Dartington Community Choir at Dartington Great Hall (review)

It felt wonderfully apt to round off this splendid Christmas Concert by Dartington Community Choir with a number of congregational carols.

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