|03-Nov-07||Magnificat||St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham|
|09-Dec-07||Christmas Concert||Patchings Farm Art Centre, Calverton|
|11-Dec-07||Christmas Concert||Church of St Peter and St Paul, Oxton|
|01-Mar-08||Royal Requiem including Biber Requiem in A||St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham|
|17-May-08||Let's Dance! with Nottingham Symphony Orchestra||Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham|
|07-Jun-08||Summer Concert||St Martin's Church, Sherwood|
|05-Jul-08||Summer Concert with children from Bottesford C of E Primary School||Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bottesford|
In the 2007-8 season the choir continued to build on the adventurous programme developments of the past two years.
On November 3rd we explored the 'Magnificat', Mary's great song, in a range of settings from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, interspersed with settings of other texts associated with Mary. Peter Palmer wrote in the Nottingham Evening Post that this was 'a superb programme, superbly performed.'
As well as our regular Christmas concert at Patchings Art Centre on Sunday 9th December, we presented another at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Oxton, on Tuesday 11th December.
After the success of the Come and Sing/Play day in 2007, we joined in another on Sat 19th January 2008, followed by a concert with our Baroque instrumentalist colleagues in March. Both featured one of the best kept secrets of the Baroque era - the Requiem a 15 in A by Biber. The concert was completed by music for two seventeenth century royal funerals, by Purcell and Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Visit Listen to our music to hear some extracts.
Two concerts at short notice gave us a busy summer.
On 17th May we provided the choral ingredient for the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra's "Let's Dance" at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall, extending our repertoire with songs from musicals. On the 7th June a more conventional (for us) concert was presented at St Martin's Church, Sherwood.
On the 5th July we repeated our summer visit to Bottesford, this time sharing the limelight with children from Bottesford C of E Primary School. The main items were performances of 'Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo' by Flanders and Horovitz, and 'Cloudburst' by Eric Whitacre (and the weather duly deteriorated again).
Liz Mills, who worked wonders with the children, said afterwards: "... the concert was great fun and the children got such a lot from being part of something which, for most, was very new and very exciting. We have had SO many comments from thrilled parents, grannies, neighbours and the local community. They were thoroughly 'WOWED' by Sinfonia Chorale, and thrilled to see our little crew 'up front' too."