Royal Albert Hall treat for Ottery Choral Society

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.

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