This performance of the Verdi Requiem was the first collaboration between LCCS and the Crickhowell Choral Society. Though of much more recent formation than that their Cardiff colleagues, Crickhowell had developed a strong local reputation through performances of works such as Fanshaw’s African Sanctus and Orff’s Carmina Burana and comprised some sixty voices. Crickhowell’s conductor, Stephen Marshall to the baton for the performance.
Catherine King sang mezzo, Charles Daniels tenor and Timothy Nelson baritone. The British Sinfonia were led by Nia Bevan.
The programme notes paid tribute to John Cheer, who was retiring as accompanist after 16 years of service to pursue his career as a music therapist. John was to return to support many future Society concerts, however.
By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter
The Combined Choirs of Crickhowell and Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society, and British Sinfonietta present
Elgar Dream of Gerontius
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Mezzo Soprano: Catherine King
Baritone: Timothy Nelson
Conductor: Stephen Marshall
Chorus Master: Dominic Neville