Our Performance of John Stainer’s “CRUCIFIXION” on SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH at St. Silas Parish Church was a tremendous success! Over 40 singers turned up in the afternoon for the rehearsal, and Sam Hudson soon had them eating out of his hand! he went through the score meticulously and efficiently, and created a unified “choir” out of 40 relative strangers.
There was a friendly and happy atmosphere over tea and cakes, and at 6pm, the Cghoir assembled in silence; and many folk came to sit in the congregation to listen and join in the Hymns. The Rev Sheelagh Aston introduced SAm and thnaksed him for his time and expertise, and opened with a prayer.
Then followed an exteremly moving and emotionally charged performance from all concerned, and Joe Reed (Tenor soloist) and Tony Robinson (Bass soloist) brought the story of The crucifix into clear focus very sensitively.
After the final hymn “All For Jesus” and the final “Amen” there was a reverent silence; it was a wonderful experience and everyone expressed the hope that we can do something similar next year, perhaps Faure’s “Requiem”.
A BIG THNAK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME TO SING, AND TO LISTEN; AND IN PARTICULAR, THANKS TO SAMUEL HUDSON, JOE REED, TONY ROBINSON and DAVID BRINDLE!
After expenses and Fees, a profit towards the organ Fund of £136 was made.