Royal Albert Hall treat for Ottery Choral Society

PUBLISHED: 18:53 23 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:44 18 June 2010

OTTERY St Mary Choral Society had the trip of a lifetime when they performed at the Royal Albert Hall last week. Having performed Requiem by John Rutter earlier in the season, the group met up with others to sing with The Really Big Chorus in a massed

OTTERY St Mary Choral Society had the trip of a lifetime when they performed at the Royal Albert Hall last week.

Having performed 'Requiem' by John Rutter earlier in the season, the group met up with others to sing with 'The Really Big Chorus' in a massed choir under the directorship of the composer.

Kyle Hayes, deputy chairman of the group, said: "Rehearsing in the morning with a pianist and in the afternoon with the orchestra was pure joy."

In total, 1,952 singers performed and Mr Hayes described the composer as having the "skill of a magician".

He added: "The evening performance was very well attended and the audience experienced the spine chilling sounds that can be made when all those choristers sing softly as well as the uplifting moments when we gave it our all."

"The Choral Society will be repeating this with another fascinating work next year.

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald